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Aspen Skiing Company's The Après Kicks Off

Christine Benedetti  | May 29, 2019 | Lifestyle



April 5, 2019

Base of Buttermilk Mountain

Aspen Skiing Company is in, well, the skiing business. But in an effort to draw people to the mountains in the spring, the company launched The Après, a three-day music festival at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee headlined the event, drawing jam-band fans from around the country to Colorado in early April. “This is where we cut our teeth, playing ski areas and whatnot,” said String Cheese’s Bill Nershi during their performance, remembering the band’s early days in Crested Butte. “It’s good to be at the base of a mountain again.” Concertgoers were able to ski during the day and take in music at night as part of the ticket package. And though SkiCo is mum on if they’ll do it again next year, those who attended are already calling for an encore of The Après.


Photography by: Daniel Bayer