Aspen's winters bring more things to do than just hitting the slopes. Stay warm with these cultural activities.
Literary: Readings and Talks
The Aspen Writers’ Foundation presents readings and talks by literary stars with a series of dates in mid- to late winter, including James Salter, Richard Blanco and more. Visit the website for more details. 970.925.3122
Aspen Film presents its Academy Screenings—all the year’s Oscar contenders—at Harris Concert Hall each year, late December through early January. Aspen Shortsfest, which draws short films from around the world, usually takes place in late winter at the Wheeler Opera House.
Do a loop of Aspen’s first-class galleries. Start with the Baldwin Gallery, perhaps the most significant contemporary art gallery between Chicago and Santa Fe, and include Magidson Fine Art and Galerie Maximillian, all within a few blocks.
Shows at Wheeler Opera House
Concerts, comedy, films, theater, and more are offered throughout the winter at the Wheeler Opera House, a magnificently restored Victorian theater in downtown Aspen. Even if you can’t make an evening show, take a daytime tour. 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, 970.920.5770