New to Aspen Restaurants – Summer 2014

Aspen has a thriving food scene, from cocktails and steaks to beer & BBQ! Check out a few of the new openings around town this summer:oysters jimmysPhoto from JimmysBodega.com 

Bootsy Bellows | Tapas by Day, Lounge by Night!
R&R Restaurant | Modern Contemporary Cuisine; Corner of Hyman Ave. & Mill St
Jimmy’s Bodega | Seafood; Former Pacifica space.
The Dollar Bar | Beer & Burgers; Former Double Dog Pub space.
HOPS Culture | Craft Beer & Gourmet Mac&Cheese
El Ricon | Modern Mexican
David Burke Kitchen | Opening Soon!

Now serving lunch!
bb’s | Best patio lunch & nighttime lounge in Aspen!

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Image from bbskitchen.com

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BREAKING NEWS: New luxury development planned at Lift 1A

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The brand new development planned at the base of historic Lift 1A has been announced! 14 luxury town homes with unique and luxurious finishes are to be built in the most coveted area of Aspen.

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Renderings show phenomenal picture widows, custom metal work and privacy backing right up to Aspen Mountain. You quite literally could not be closer!

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This will be a very high-demand complex, with only 14 units to be sold, and 1 already reserved! With six custom floor plans, unique layout and phenomenal location, this incredible opportunity will not be available long!

As a permanent residence, ultimate vacation home, or lucrative rental property, this new complex is a must-see.

For more information on the property, give us a call at 970-544-3771.

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Farmers Markets are in full swing!

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You know summer is here when the farmers markets from Aspen all the way to Glenwood are finally in full swing. The heat is getting stronger here in the valley and the local gardens are starting to produce some amazing crops!

For all your organic vegetable, sustainable meat, and local dairy needs, check out these farmers markets this summer:

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  • Aspen Saturday Market: Saturday 10am-12pm
  • Snowmass Market: Sunday 9am-2pm; Base Village; Starts July 13!
  • Basalt Farmers Market: Sunday 10am-2pm, Main St.
  • Carbondale Farmers Market: Wednesday 10am-3pm; 4th St. Plaza

 

 

Lastly, don’t forget about the recently moved Buttermilk Fruit Stand! For years the fruit stand has offered amazingly fresh fruits and vegetables, most especially their peaches! Due to construction at Buttermilk, they have re-located for the summer to the Cozy Point area, right at Brush Creek Rd. and Hwy. 82. Stop by and say hi!

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Fourth of July in Aspen/Snowmass – Parade and Wanderlust Yoga Festival!

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Summer is an incredible time to experience the Roaring Fork Valley! While naturally touted for its ski runs and winter sport fun, the Rocky Mountains truly come alive in the summer. With unbelievable mountain hikes, river rafting & fishing on the Roaring Fork river, everyone is sure to find something they love in Aspen.

Aspen Fireworks 4th of July

Aspen’s Fourth of July parade is a local institution, celebrating Independence day with a local twist. Over 20,000 locals and visitors come into Aspen to enjoy the traditional parade down Main Street. For all-day entertainment, enjoy the Air Force jet flyby, multiple concerts, and a children’s bicycle rodeo. Round out the day with a spectacular fireworks show over Aspen Mountain, illuminating the mountain under the stars!

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In Snowmass, thousands of yogis from around the country will converge to celebrate. Wanderlust Yoga Festival, a national traveling celebration of yoga, music, speakers, chefs, performers, is a phenomenal experience for any age! Explore the nature wonder around Snowmass, attend a yoga class, shop the local, organic, fair-trade marketplace, or try a new food! On Thursday night, check out the free “Wanderlust Spectacular” show. Featuring acro-yogis from around the country, this is the Cirque du Soleil of yoga. On Friday, Wanderlust featured concert is Jurassic 5, music only tickets can be purchased for $25. Check out http://aspensnowmass.wanderlustfestival.com/ for more information.

Summer is an incredibly busy time in Aspen, with festivals and concerts galore! With the amazing, summer-only outdoor experiences, you can’t miss the best season in Aspen!

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The 2014 Aspen Food & Wine Festival is just around the corner!

The ever-popular Food & Wine Festival signals the start of the summer season in Aspen. Tents are being set up at parks and locations around the city – beautiful views and phenomenal food, what could be better?

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This year, the list of celebrity and notable chefs, sommeliers, and international restauranteurs garunttees attendeees a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn how to cook eggs from Jacques Pepin and his wife, Claudine. Ming Tsai will teach you all about the incredible heritage art of dumplings, or explore your palate with Andrew Zimmern’s “Bitter is the New Black” session.

The three day festival not only includes the seminars with seasoned experts, but several Grand Tastings. The Grand Tasting tening, located centrally in Wagner park, allows attendees to walk freely among the space, tasting and trying what they please. Mix and mingle with the “Who’s Who” of the food and wine world!

There is no better way to kick off your summer in Aspen.

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Aspen is Open this off season!

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Are you an Aspen Local asking yourself why you are still in town when it seems no one else is?? Curb you wanderlust with these Spring off season specials at some of the best restaurants Aspen has to offer.

Aspen Restaurant Specials Spring 2014

bb’s offers 2 plates for $21

Creperie du Village offers 40% off Fondues & Raclette

Rustique offers $34-2 course Prix Fixe Tue-Sat. & $26-3 course Fried Chicken Thursday Nights

Justice Snow’s is offering 20% off lunch & dinner entrees

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LUNCH Mon – Thurs: 25% off wine list, Fri – Sat: 50% off wine list
DINNER Mon & Tues: 2 for 1 dinner entrées & 25% off wine list
Wed: 25% off entire bill (not including  bar menu or happy hour specials)
Thurs: $1 oysters (3pm – closing) & 25% off wine list
Fri: 50% off wine list
Sat: Seafood Saturday & 50% off wine list

Jimmy’s Thai Week(s) return May 12 to 25 and the Crawfish Boil is Monday May 26

Ryno’s Pies & Pints offers $8.99 Lunch specials daily & $2 Taco Tuesdays

Takah Sushi offers 50% off Hot Sake & Atomic Shrimp, Closing Night April 19th.

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5 Point Film Festival is Back!

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Are you looking for the perfect weekend event now that the snow is melting and it’s off season? Head down to Carbondale and experience the 5Point Film Festival!

Founded in 2007, the 5Point Film Festival is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, and to engage passion with a conscience through film. Proceeds from the 501(c)3 non-profit benefit 1% for the Planet. For more information, call 970.510.0702 or visitwww.5pointfilm.org.

OPEN THE FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM AND FILM DETAIL HERE

Below is a schedule of events for the weekend!

Thursday

5 – 7PM
KICK OFF PARTY AND VAN LIFE RALLY
Gather at the Carbondale Rec Center to kick-off the weekend with food from TOWN and Phat Thai, and beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Enjoy an “open house” of livable vehicles at our Van Life Rally along Colorado Ave and get stoked with our special guests for a great weekend ahead!
Carbondale Rec Center
Food and drink for purchase
FREE ENTRY


7 – 10PM
FILM PROGRAM I
Begin the adventure with 14 short films as we set the tone for an inspiring weekend.
Special Guests Kai Lightner, Sally Francklyn + Dream Project Scholarship Presentations
Emcee: Chris Davenport
TICKET REQUIRED


 

Friday

10 – 11AM
THE ENORMOCAST LIVE
Brought to you by Black Diamond Equipment
Come enjoy some fresh coffee and shoot the breeze with special guests and Chris Kalous, 5Point emcee and host of the Enormocast Podcast.
Bonfire Coffee
FREE ENTRY


7 – 10PM
FILM PROGRAM II
A night filled with 12 short films inspiring the adventurer in all of us. Don’t miss the Black Diamond Equipment athletes behind the bar serving you some great Sierra Nevada beer!
Special Guests Cedar Wright, Joey Schusler + More
Emcee: Chris Kalous
TICKET REQUIRED


10PM – DAWN
LATE NIGHT CARBONDALE
DJ Dance Party with GeoDecibel
Phat Thai
- free entry for pass holders

 

Saturday

9AM – 4PM
PARTICIPATE + GET INVOLVED PROGRAMS
Get out and into the elements with us as you become inspired for your own adventure and connect with opportunities to participate and get involved in our community.
Most meet at Dos Gringos
FREE ENTRY


11AM – 1:30PM
DIRTBAG DIARIES LIVE
Come enjoy the stories of 5 festival guests paired with 5 special Sierra Nevada brews.
Hosted by Patagonia and Fitz Cahall
Steve’s Guitars
FREE ENTRY


11AM – 12:30PM
FILM PROGRAM III: YOUTH ADVENTURE FILM
A high-energy morning everyone will enjoy! All-ages are welcome.
Emcee: Chipper Bro
FREE ENTRY under 13
TICKET REQUIRED 13+


12:30 – 2:30PM
ICE CREAM SOCIAL + COMMUNITY PICNIC
Brought to you by Alpine Bank
Free ice cream
Indoor climbing with Kai Lightner and Evolv
Special camp side snack demo with First Descents
Outdoor lawn games, chalk art, live music from Hell Roaring String Band, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and food from Slow Groovin’ BBQ
Carbondale Rec Center
Food and drink for purchase
FREE ENTRY


2 – 4PM
FILM PROGRAM IV: DAMNATION
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea of change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
Special guest discussion after the film with Katie Lee, Mikal Jakubal, Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker, and Beda Calhoun.
Emcee: Mike Cerre
TICKET REQUIRED


4:30 – 7PM
COMMUNITY TAILGATE PARTY
Join us for a casual gathering before the nightly programs with lawn games, food from Slow Groovin’ BBQ and beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Carbondale Rec Center
Food and drink for purchase
FREE ENTRY


7 – 10PM
FILM PROGRAM V
A chunk of short films to leave you ready to get after it, in touch with your intuition, and what adventure means to you!
Special Guests Amber Valenti + Kelly Cordes
Emcee: Chris Davenport
TICKET REQUIRED


10PM – DAWN
5POINT LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY
The Nugget feat GeoDecibel – free entry for pass holders and ticket holders

DJ at MiCasita
open to the public

Sunday

9AM – 4PM
PARTICIPATE + GET INVOLVED PROGRAMS
Get out and into the elements with us as you become inspired for your own adventure and connect with opportunities to participate and get involved in our community.
Most meet at Dos Gringos
FREE ENTRY


2:30 – 4PM
FILM PROGRAM VI: MCCONKEY
A heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor he inspired countless lives.
TICKET REQUIRED


4 – 5:30PM
CLOSING COMMUNITY PARTY
Gather at the Carbondale Rec Center to wind down the weekend. Enjoy food from Ghandi, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing and wine from Sopris Liquor & Wine. Join us for slacklining, music, chalk art, or take home the crown for king or queen of the corn hole shootout.
Carbondale Rec Center
Food and drink for purchase
FREE ENTRY


5:30 – 7PM
FILM PROGRAM VI CONT’D
Enjoy our final program of short films and celebrate with the filmmakers and special guests as we award the best films from the festival with awards and replay some of the favorites!
Special Guest Awards Winners
Emcee: Chipper Bro
TICKET REQUIRED
Free re-entry for McConkey aud

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Snowmass Village Free Summer Concerts

Snowmass Village Free Summer Concerts

Event Description

Snowmass is the place to be for FREE music. Snowmass Village and JAS have joined together since 1994 to give you a summer full of free concerts that everyone is sure to enjoy! Throughout the summer there is a wide variety of musical genres presented, everything from reggae to classical jazz. The concerts are held at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall on Snowmass Mountain. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit in. Food is allowed in the fenced in area. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be carried into the fenced in area, but beverages will be available for purchase in the fenced in area. Dogs and their owners have a designated area on the hillside above Woodrun V.

Music starts at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

2014 Snowmass Free Summer Concert Series
Date: Performer
Thursday, June 19 Simplified
Thursday, June 26 Grand Funk Railroad
Thursday, July 3 Wanderlust Spectacular
Thursday, July 10 Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Thursday, July 17 Hot Buttered Rum
Thursday, July 24 Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Thursday, July 31 California Honey Drops
Thursday, August 7 Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas

June 19 – Simplified

When the laid back vibe of Myrtle Beach, SC meets acoustic rock of Lake Michigan, Simplified, the island rock band arrives with a loud and welcoming splash.  With a never-ending tour schedule, including over 3,000 powerhouse, popular performances, Simplified members, with both electric and acoustic acts, are enthusiastic as ever.  From Key West, FL to New York City and throughout the Midwest, their hard work, perseverance and commitment have always been key to their hard earned success. Sequentially, in 2011, their song “Shall We Begin” was featured on ESPN’s ‘Kick off to College GameDay.’  Currently their hit “Gettin Home,” is featured in the video game, NASCAR The Game 2013 and they have been praised as one of Pandora Radio’s top played indie rock bands.

June 26 – Grand Funk Railroad

Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re An American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God Of Thunder”. Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars”. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.

July 3 – Wanderlust Spectacular

The Wanderlust Spectacular is the Cirque du Soleil of yoga, a sacred celebratory extravaganza that actively engages the audience to participate with their mind, body, heart, and soul. Through rich imagery, innovative lighting design, and cutting edge music, we will tell the compelling story at the core of Wanderlust’s mission – how to find one’s own true north. This ensemble show features yoga pioneers DJ Drez, Cameron Shayne, Shakti Sunfire, Hemalayaa, MC Yogi, YogaSlackers, AcroYogis, HANNAH and Quixotic dancers. Artistically directed by AcroYoga co-founder Jenny Sauer-Klein, this fully original show will turn you upside down, inside out, and set your heart on fire!

July 10 – Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Snowmass Tourism welcomes Big Sam’s Funky Nation!  Hailing from New Orleans as the former trombone player of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam always entertains audiences with his exhilarating brand of high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop, termed “Noladelic Powerfunk.”  The San Francisco Chronicle asserts “(Big Sam is) the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz.”

July 17 – Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band’s three songwriters — Aaron Redner, Nat Keefe and Erik Yates — spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne’s athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton’s tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California’s own acoustic music.

July 24 – Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance.
Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front woman with a girl-next-door demeanor step out with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, a luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul, punctuated with fresh four-part harmonies, crisp rock guitar and Nicki’s soaring, nuanced vocals that some critics say remind them of Linda Ronstadt.  The first record under the banner of the full band, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers is very much a family album, featuring 11 new songs penned by the band members, arranged and produced by Nicki’s husband and the band’s musical director, Tim Bluhm, and recorded at the Bluhm’s Mission Bells studio in San Francisco.

July 31 – California Honeydrops

To those who have seen the California Honeydrops and heard Lech Wierzynski sing and play it may come as a shock that the young frontman was born in Warsaw, Poland. The son of Polish political refugees raised in Chicago and Washington DC, Lech was exposed to wide range of musical influences. “When my dad was growing up in communist Poland in the 40’s and 50’s, old American music was illegal and therefore very cool,” he says. “He passed on the love of old stuff to me: everything from Louis Armstrong to Sam Cooke.”

August 7 – Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas

Growing up in a Creole-speaking home in St. Martinville, Nathan eagerly sought out the music of Zydeco originators such as Clifton Chenier. Later, while recovering from a serious illness, Nathan decided to dedicate himself to learning the accordion. That dedication blossomed into an illustrious career, which now spans three decades.
Nathan formed The Cha-Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience.
Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005, he was honored last year with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Acheivement Award. The Cha-Chas has been voted the top Festival Band in the country, and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.
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Best Value on Willoughby Way – Aspen’s Premiere Neighborhood

Best Opportunity on Willoughby Way
Listed for lot value, over one acre, fabulous home included!
www.PitkinGreenEstate.com

The ‘Fifth Avenue’ of Aspen

Situated on over an acre of extraordinary mountain-view property, this unique estate defines the best of Aspen. Completely refurbished in 2010, the home comes complete with exquisite finishes and the finest details throughout, nothing has been overlooked. The gourmet kitchen offers black granite countertops and custom glazed wood cabinets. The inviting living area displays spectacular views of mountain peaks, including Highlands and Aspen Mountain. Adjacent to the living area is a media room with extensive seating, unique marble bar, and custom cabinetry.

Step out to the surrounding redwood decks, complete with barbecue grill, hot tub, and views of the splendid expansive lawn complete with private patios perfect for entertaining.

The expansive master suite has been beautifully redone with a double-sided stone gas fireplace, two private decks, and spacious walk-in closets. The master bathroom is over 700 square feet with an air jet tub, stacked stone finishes on the walls and in the steam shower, multiple Red Dragon marble vanities, and additional makeup area with high ceilings.

The lower level offers a gym/massage room featuring an
infa-red sauna, and is complete with a gentlemen’s billiard room with custom pool table, antique log bar, powder room, and multiple guest suites.

Superior location, spectacular lot, and splendid interiors make this property an “A plus” Aspen real estate opportunity!

$7,595,000

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Special Features
*Western billiards room with custom wood bar, custom pool table, powder room, and private deck
*Black out shades in all bedrooms
*Built in security system with cameras
*Gym with Infa-red sauna and private deck
*Expansive wine room
*Master bathroom with stacked stone steam shower, air jet tub, gas fireplace, walk-in closets, and makeup areas
*Spacious guest masters with en suite bathrooms on both floors
*Main bar that features spectacular mountain views and a private deck

Read a recent Forbes Magazine article about Pitkin Green and the Aspen Real Estate market
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Please contact us for more information on the Pitkin Green Estate, or any of our other fabulous home or condo properties.

Sincerely,

Wendalin Whitman
President, Whitman Fine Properties
Office.970.544.3771 Mobile.970.379.5018
Wendalin@WhitmanAspen.com

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Mardi Gras in Snowmass Village!

Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration in Snowmass

Snowmass Village, CO
March 4, 2014
Overview

Snowmass celebrates Fat Tuesday revelry with one of the biggest Mardi Gras bashes in ski country. This celebration that originated with New Orleans natives themselves starts off with The Mother of All Ascensions – a wild, costumed, 1,741-foot vertical uphill race up Snowmass at the crack of dawn. Nonstop action follows all day long, including King Cake giveaways, a bead and prize throw, crawdad boils, live music, a crazy costumed parade and mask-making and face painting for kids.

2014 Schedule of Events

7am Mother of All Ascensions
3pm Bead Toss
3-5pm Street Performers
4pm Parade on the Mall
5-7pm Pimps of Joytime perform in Base Village
5-7pm Street Performers in Base Village
7pm Fireworks

Description of Events

Snowshoe Race
Kick of “Fat Tuesday” with an outrageous competition of the most extravagent Mardi Gras costumes in the Mother of All Ascensions, a challenging uphill snowshoe race with a 1,741 feet vertical rise. The race starts at the crack of dawn from the bottom of Fanny Hill and goes up to Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant. $15,000 in prizes will be awarded for such categories as best time, worst time, and best costume, so don’t forget your boa!
Bead Throw and King Cake Giveaway
Over 24,000 beads will be thrown into the crowds including special sets that entitle the lucky catchers to a piece of King Cake and the chance to win a Snowboard giveaway donated by sponsor Jagermeister. Countless other prizes include gear by Camelback, Boleri, Gyro, and others will be given away.
Parade
Get ready for the wackiest parade in the mountains as kings and queens, mountain jesters, jugglers, jokers, and feather-festooned fools strut their stuff or flit their float through the Snowmass Village mall. Bagpipes, the Glenwood Springs Marching Band, the Basalt Dance Troupe, which won fourth at the state championships, and more will all dazzle the crowds. Parade is open both to floats and costumed folks.

After-Parade Parties!

When the sun goes down, Snowmass remains lit up in the afterglow hues of purple, gold, and green. Festivities include live music, giveaways, drink specials, and partying into the wee hours. The Cirque, Zane’s Tavern, Mountain Dragon, S’No Beach and others offer additional festive Mardi Gras parties as well.

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