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January in Aspen is a non-stop blur of slope side fun. But even off the slopes, January in Aspen/Snowmass is chalk full of events for everyone. Don’t neglect the slopes, but explore Aspen and see why we are a cultural center of the Rocky Mountains.

The scene at Eight K at the Viceroy Snowmass

For the winter season, Eight K at the Viceroy Snowmass hosts the Winter Wine Dinner Series featuring a multi-course menu with wine pairings from an array of renowned Napa Valley wineries. Expect Executive Chef Will Nolan to bring his passion for Southern cuisine to a new level with some of California’s best vineyards, including Opus One and Rudd Wines.

Returning for its 14th consecutive year, ESPN’s Winter X Games lands in Aspen/Snowmass from Jan 23-26. Watch as more than 250 ski, snowboard and snowmobiling athletes from across the globe to compete head-to-head at Buttermilk Mountain. Learn why athletes like Marc McMorris and Gretchen Bleiler are born and bred to rip and shred.

SoCal Ska stars Reel Big Fish bring their swinging sounds to Belly Up on Jan. 18. Cut from the same cloth as Sublime and No Doubt, the rockers turn the energy up to 10, so be prepared to dance the night away. Listen for some of our favorite tracks like “Sell Out” and “Trendy.”

Held every Friday night through March 28, Ullr Nights is an evening of family-fun at Elk Camp. Take a ride up the gondola and enjoy live music, fire dancing, snow slide and ice-skating. A Snowmass tradition, Ullr Nights is a great alternative for Friday pizza and movie night.

Aspen’s twist on yoga, Thug Yoga combines traditional yoga techniques with bumping beats by local DJ Berkel Beats. Held Saturday mornings at The Sky Hotel, Thug Yoga is quickly becoming the must-do alternative to Saturday brunch. After your session, enjoy a complimentary beer by Aspen Brewing Company to really leave relaxed.