The first big event at Aspen happens before the ski season even starts with The Meeting. It's a weekend of ski and snowboard movies presented by various production companies. The movies, in typical Aspen style, are shown along with parties, superstars, and guest speakers. Aspen's Snow Film Celebration is Oct. 4-7. The Sky Hotel in Aspen is offering lodging deals.
The Women's FIS Alpine World Cup Tour comes to Ajax Mountain Dec. 7-9. The women's downhill is back for the first time since 1988. They'll also compete in the Slalom and Super-G. NBC will televise the races.
Aspen's other premier event is the ESPN Winter X Games 12, Jan. 24-27. It's the seventh year in a row that more than 250 ski, snowboard, and snowmobile athletes will thrill the crowds on Buttermilk Mountain. The town is packed that weekend, so book your lodging soon.