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Skier Michael Ankeny at the World Pro Ski Tour's first event in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The tour comes to Snowmass this weekend.

Image: Mike Gridley

Friday, March 2

 
Snow to Stream: A Workshop and SNOTEL Field Trip
 
8:30 a.m.4 p.m., Redstone Inn and McClure Pass 

Take a field trip up the Crystal River Valley with the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Water Education Colorado to learn what snowpack does for water levels, soil moisture, and forest health, as well as how it’s affected by climate variability. You'll first hear from experts on these topics, then take a snowshoe outing to a SNOTEL site at the top of McClure Pass. Though geared toward educators, the workshop is open to the public. Lunch is included. $85, $65 for Roaring Fork Conservancy and Water Education Network Members, roaringfork.org

Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club
 
8:45–10 a.m., Cliffhouse Restaurant, Buttermilk

New this year, uphill skiers are able to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant every Friday after hiking up the mountain. Offerings include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate; an oatmeal and yogurt station featuring dry quick oats in a mason jar and a toppings bar of healthy add-ons; and two hot breakfast items. $12 (hot items), $8 (oatmeal bar), aspensnowmass.com

Après-Ski Cocktail Classic
 
10 a.m.–1:30 a.m., around Aspen

This annual slopeside celebration takes your average bar crawl up a notch or three, with an entire weekend dedicated to all things après and craft spirits. The event—which now includes many free sessions—features grand tastings, mixologist-led seminars, and special dinners as well as pop-up bars around town and on the mountain, the Après Temperance Society ski race on Aspen Mountain, and a bar crawl and cocktail competition.  apresskicocktailclassic.com

Rocky Mountain Pro Ski Classic, presented by the World Pro Ski Tour
 
12 p.m., Snowmass

For the first time in more than two decades, the World Pro Ski Tour returns to Colorado to host this two-day race event. More than 30 racers will vie for the $10,000 prize in a dual-alpine ski race format on Blue Grouse. Among the competitors will be 2018 Olympian Nolan Kasper, as well as Aspen locals Sam Coffey and Will McDonald. Today's qualifying races are followed by parties at Venga Venga (4–6 p.m.) and Grey Lady in Aspen (9–11 p.m.) Free, worldproskitour.com 

History Ski Tour
 
1 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian. The tour meets at the mountaintop Guest Services cabin below the gondola. Free with lift ticket, aspenhistory.org

Sunset Skiing and Sundeck Apres
 
4–7:30 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Ski until 5:30 p.m., when the sun starts to set, then head up to the Sundeck for a party under the stars with après-ski drink specials, food, and live entertainment. The last gondola ride down is at 8pm. $10 for foot pass after 4 p.m. if you're not skiing, aspensnowmass.com

Body of Work
 
5–7 p.m., Art Base, Basalt

This exhibit features three young female photographers  — Jamie Jaye Fletcher, Lena Nicholson, and Meztly Esparza — that are rooted some way to the valley. Each of their works explores the theme of society’s feminine ideal. The artists will be at the opening reception, along with Art Base Executive Director Genna Moe who will give a brief talk about the exhibition at 6 p.m. Free, theartbase.org

Ullr Nights
 
5–9 p.m., Snowmass

Bundle up and ride the Snowmass gondola ($10) to some family-friendly snow play, including the new Breathtaker mountain coaster and lift-served tubing ($49 for a two-hour activities pass to access both; reserve in advance), free ice skating, free snowshoe tours with a guide from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (6 and 7:30 p.m.), snowbiking ($72 guided rides for ages 12 and up, free minibikes for younger kids), and climbing and sliding on a massive snow sculpture. Elk Camp restaurant serves dinner with live music, followed by s’mores and hot cocoa by the bonfire. aspensnowmass.com

Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass
5:30 p.m., Limelight Hotel

The Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Skiing Company co-host this series of vintage ski flicks from the 1940s to the 1970s. This evening’s films are from the 1960s and include Aspen Winter Mood and It Happens in Aspen. Both run just under 30 minutes. $10 suggested donation, aspenhistory.org

The Artist, the Censor, and the Nude: A Tale of Morality and Appropriation
 5:30 p.m., Explore Booksellers

Artist Pamela Joseph brings a historical perspective to the ways in which different cultural notions on sex, sexuality, and gender are reflected in how bodies are viewed (and often censored) in art. Free, explorebooksellers.com

Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza
 
7 p.m., Carbondale Recreation Center

Apparel made out of recycled or sustainable materials has never been so fun nor wildly imaginative as at this multimedia dance and fashion show that this year celebrates its 10th anniversary of highlighting local and national designers. The money raised goes to local youth education. Post-show, keep the night going at the after party at Marble Distillery Co. The show is sold out, so take your chances at finding an extra ticket outside the venue. $50–$100, carbondalearts.com

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
7:30 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

Library Cinema: Get Out
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations in three other categories including Best Picture, the film depicts what happens when Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) spends a weekend in upstate New York with his girlfriend and her parents. At first, he thinks the parents' strange behavior is a way to deal with their daughter’s new interracial relationship, but as he gets to know them and their tight-knit community, he discovers a highly disturbing secret. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Jayme Stone’s Folklife
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Canadian composer, banjoist, and producer Jayme Stone’s latest album, Folklife, was released in April 2017 and recently nominated for a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year. The compilation of works, which he performs on this latest tour, pays homage to old songs and gives them a modern twist. $5 student ticket, $8 in advance, $12 day of show, tacaw.org

Umphrey’s McGee
 
9 p.m., Belly Up

Wrapping up three nights in Aspen, the popular jam band attracts a dedicated fan base whenever it makes a local appearance. The show is sold out, so be prepared to scrounge for a ticket. $99, bellyupaspen.com  

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Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons performs at The Temporary Saturday night.

Saturday, March 3

 
America’s Uphill
 
7 a.m., base of Aspen Mountain

Long before skinning uphill became a thing, racers—both hardcore and amateurs seeking a challenge—have been trekking the 3,267 feet up Aspen Mountain on skis, snowshoes, or shoes with traction devices for this annual endurance fest. $40 advance registration, $50 race-day registration, utemountaineer.com

Après-Ski Cocktail Classic
 
10 a.m.–1:30 a.m., around Aspen

This annual slopeside celebration takes your average bar crawl up a notch or three, with an entire weekend dedicated to all things après and craft spirits. The event—which now includes many free sessions—features grand tastings, mixologist-led seminars, and special dinners as well as pop-up bars around town and on the mountain, the Après Temperance Society ski race on Aspen Mountain, and a bar crawl and cocktail competition. apresskicocktailclassic.com

Rocky Mountain Pro Ski Classic, presented by the World Pro Ski Tour
 
11 a.m., Snowmass

For the first time in more than two decades, the World Pro Ski Tour returns to Colorado to host this two-day race event. More than 30 racers will vie for the $10,000 prize in a dual-alpine ski race format on Blue Grouse. Among the competitors will be 2018 Olympian Nolan Kasper, as well as Aspen locals Sam Coffey and Will McDonald. Today's finals are followed by an awards ceremony (3 p.m.) and parties at Base Camp (4–6 p.m.) and the Red Onion in Aspen (8–10 p.m.) Free, worldproskitour.com

Guided Tour
 
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

Drop-in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum.org  

Marble Distilling Co. Comedy Night
 
6:30 p.m., The Marble Bar Carbondale & 9 p.m., The Marble Bar Aspen

Stand-up comedian Brandt Tobler headlines both shows. Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, he recently founded the popular Backyard Comedy Show in Las Vegas and has appeared on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening. Tobler also wrote an Amazon best-selling memoir, Free Roll$10 cover, marbledistilling.com

Winter Music Recital Series: William Hagen
 
6:30 p.m., Harris Concert Hall

The young yet already acclaimed violinist (he’s just 23) will perform a program that includes Mozart, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, and Schubert. $55 ($5 for children 12 and younger). aspenmusicfestival.com

Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza
 
7 p.m., Carbondale Recreation Center

Apparel made out of recycled or sustainable materials has never been so fun nor wildly imaginative as at this multimedia dance and fashion show that this year celebrates its 10th anniversary of highlighting local and national designers. The money raised goes to local youth education. The show is sold out, so take your chances at finding an extra ticket outside the venue. $50–$100, carbondalearts.com

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
7:30 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

Library Cinema: Get Out
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations in three other categories including Best Picture, the film depicts what happens when Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) spends a weekend in upstate New York with his girlfriend and her parents. At first, he thinks the parents' strange behavior is a way to deal with their daughter’s new interracial relationship, but as he gets to know them and their tight-knit community, he discovers a highly disturbing secret. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Under the Streetlamp
 
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Former cast members of the Tony Award–winning musical Jersey Boys formed this four-man vocal group that performs retro hits, including doo-wop, Motown, and 1950s-era rock. $48, wheeleroperahouse.com

Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

The Ohio-based rock and roll group, with roots in Americana and alt-country, formed in 2009 and features singer-guitarist Angela Perley, guitarist Chris Connor, and bass player Billy Zehnal. They’ve been on the road constantly as of late, performing more than 120 shows in 2017 and continuing a jam-packed tour schedule for 2018. $12 in advance, $17 day of show, tacaw.org 

Shut the Folk Up and Listen with Martin Sexton and Keller Williams
 
9 p.m., Belly Up

Multi-instrumentalist Williams and the soulful Sexton team up for this acoustic performance, part of an ongoing folk series coordinated by Williams (he last toured it with Leo Kottke). $35 general admission, $65 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

 

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The Après Ski Cocktail Classic takes place Thursday to Sunday at multiple venues throughout town. 

Sunday, March 4

 
Après-Ski Cocktail Classic
 
10 a.m.–1:00 a.m., around Aspen

This annual slopeside celebration takes your average bar crawl up a notch or three, with an entire weekend dedicated to all things après and craft spirits. The event—which now includes many free sessions—features grand tastings, mixologist-led seminars, and special dinners as well as pop-up bars around town and on the mountain, the Après Temperance Society ski race on Aspen Mountain, and a bar crawl and cocktail competition. apresskicocktailclassic.com

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
2 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
 
4 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

In partnership with Aspen Film and AspenOut, this screening is part of the Alliance Film Series. Thanks to the friendship of two older students at his high school, Charlie, a socially awkward teen, is able to come out of his shell and stop living life from the sidelines. However, when his friends head to college, Charlie’s inner struggles of loneliness and insecurity threaten to rear their ugly heads again. Free for students, $10 adults, tacaw.org

Bill Nye: Science Guy

6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Mountainfilm in Aspen presents this film chronicling the popular TV host and science presenter's extraordinary life, which includes sampling ice cores in Greenland and taking on climate-change deniers. $15, wheeleroperahouse.com

Library Cinema: Get Out
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations in three other categories including Best Picture, the film depicts what happens when Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) spends a weekend in upstate New York with his girlfriend and her parents. At first, he thinks the parents' strange behavior is a way to deal with their daughter’s new interracial relationship, but as he gets to know them and their tight-knit community, he discovers a highly disturbing secret. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

The Expendables
 
7:30 p.m., Belly Up

Solidified in the California surf/rock genre since the late 1990s, this four-member band turned out hits such as “Bowl for Two,” “Sacrifice,” and “Down, Down, Down.” Their songs also have an eclectic mix of styles like reggae, ska, and punk. Through the Roots and Pacific Dub also appear on the bill. $22 in advance, $24 day of show, bellyupaspen.com

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