Happy Anniversary to my favorite ski mountain, Snowmass! Snowmass Ski Area celebrates 50 years of giving skiers and snowboarders one of the very best skiing experiences in the world. From the incredible grooming, terrain parks, fabulous on-mountain restaurants, renowned ski school and over three thousand acres to explore, what’s not to love?
The second weekend in December, the creative forces in Snowmass will bring former traditions and events back to life, and add new events to the anniversary party! The Red Bull Air Force Wing Jump team will perform aerial stunts over Fanny Hill. Oh what a view they will have! An Après Ski Party at Base Village, Retro Party at Elk Camp Restaurant and fireworks on Fanny Hill round out the day.
Banana Days returns! If memory serves me correctly, you’ll be on the lookout for hidden “bananas” on the Snowmass Village Mall and Base Village; with clues on social media and the radio to help you find them. There are prizes – the grand prize is an Antiqua beach vacation! The 50th Anniversary Gold Gala takes place at The Viceroy in the evening.
Sunday brings back vintage skiing and riding with” Cabin Jump”. The terrain park will have a new feature – a gondola cabin in honor of the Burlingame cabin jump. There is an old-fashioned Community Picnic at the Spider Sabich Picnic and Race Area mid-day.
And now to the present. The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster makes its debut on Snowmass Mountain. It’s over a mile long and reaches speeds up to 28 mph = fun for the young and young at heart.
If you would like to create lasting memories on the ski slopes and in the mountain towns of the Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt and Carbondale, please call, email or text me to discuss your needs, wants and desires. Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Mountain, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands await you. See you on the slopes!