Archive for March, 2012

Schedule for Spring Events 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

More reasons why spring is so  much fun…

Spring Jam Events and Sunset Skiing Schedule!


Friday, March 23

  • The Airborne Toxic Event.  Part of the extremely popular Bud Light concert series, starting at 8 pm at the base of  Aspen Mountain.
Saturday, March 24
  • Fallen Friends MemorialAspen Highlands: This one day event will gather teams of 2-6 to compete in an obstacle type course of jumps, bumps and park features.  All proceeds will benefit the AVSC scholarship fund in honor of our “fallen friends” over the past years.
  • Terrain Park Boot Camp: Saturday and Sunday, 12-3 pm: Fanny Hill, Snowmass Mountain.  This entry level terrain park camp is perfect for those wanting to learn a little more about the park! Open to all ages.
  •  Aspen Mountain Sunset Skiing: Silver Queen and Ajax Express, open until 6:00 pm.
Sunday, March 25
  • Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls: Time TBA. Watch as 40 teams of 2 ski the crazy Aspen Highland Bowl on a course designed by local athlete & mountaineer, Chris Davenport.
Sunday, April 8
  • Closing Day, Buttermilk: Featuring DJ Z-Trip. Last chance of the season to hit the rails, jumps, and Olympic-caliber superpipe made famous in the ESPN Winter X Games!
Saturday, April 14
  • Spring Fling: Spring Board’s annual BBQ at Spider Sabich Cabin on Snowmass Mountain, 11am-3pm.  All proceeds from this event benefit youth in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Saturday, March 24
  •  Aspen Mountain Sunset Skiing: Silver Queen and Ajax Express, open until 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 15
  • Red Bull Schneetag:The 5th annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope in front of Bonnie’s and attempt to float across a 30×20 foot pond.  Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds.
  • Closing Day, Aspen and Snowmass Mountains.
Sunday, April 22
  • Closing Day, Aspen Highlands

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to You!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

It’s St. Patrick’s Day here in Snowmass Village and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.  The sun is out, the snow is soft and slushy, and people everywhere are showing their St. Paddy’s Day spirit by sporting green or otherwise festive attire.  The line up for today is a great one, and in Snowmass Village we have something guaranteed to be fun for everyone, whether young in age or young at heart!

Here is the St. Patrick’s Day Schedule of events:
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lucky Leprechaun adult scavenger hunt and kid’s hidden treasure boxes at Snowmass Ski area.
• Noon to 4 p.m. — Kids entertainment and face painting – Jammin’ Jim, Penny the Clown, characters and more
• 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — El Jebel Band – professional Irish march
• 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Colorado West Celtic Dancers – traditional Irish dancers
• 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.— El Jebel Shrine Bag Pipe Band – professional Irish march
• 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Colorado West Celtic Dancers – traditional Irish dancers
• 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Castle Rock Celts – traditional Celtic music
• 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Redeem scavenger hunt prizes (in front of ticket pavilion)
• 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. — El Jebel Shrine Pipe Band – professional Irish March
• 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Castle Rock Celts – traditional Celtic music
• 4:30 p.m. to close — Party at Snowmass bars and restaurants in the Mall and Base Village
So don’t miss out on the fun; it’s always a great day in Snowmass!  Come on up to the high country for some Irish cheer, no matter where you’re from!
P.S. Don’t forget your green or you bound to get pinched!

Happy Spring

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

I’ll be the first to admit it: I love spring skiing (snowboarding.)  I love everything about it.  I love that the snow gets slushy and makes a wake behind you like a speed boat, I love crazy goggle tans, I love not having to bundle up, and I love sporting a bikini top when the occasion calls for it.

That being said, I recently broke out my lighter snowboard apparel so that I am no longer sweating in a down puffy. Yesterday, one of my colleagues informed me that my pink (yes, pink) jacket made me look like a snowboarder punk.  Honestly, in combination with the green pants, I think I look more along the lines of an accident involving the Easter Bunny, but that’s just my opinion…

However, it wasn’t just Max who was clearly so intimidated by me in my pink jacket.  Today, two ladies in the lift line refused to ride up with me and referred to me as “one of you punk snowboarding kids.”  I replied with, “I’m 35 next month but that’s cool,” trying to hide my hurt feelings.  Hiding a sniffle and a sob (no, not really) I rode the lift with some very nice skier people from Florida and invited them to come rafting with Blazing Adventures when they are back this summer.  They took down my number and promised to call when they are back in town.

The moral of this story is: if you see a terrifying pink and green snowboard combo on the hill this spring, please do not be alarmed.  I’m harmless and maybe, just maybe, I might get you out rafting when you’re back in Aspen/Snowmass this summer.  🙂

Happy Spring everyone!!!


Better Late than Never!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Brie tearing through the Glades


Well, it’s a little late but I can assure you, no one around here is complaining.  As is tradition, we are getting some amazing almost-springtime snowfall.  We have had 28″ in the past week, with 10″ in a 24 hour period.  All I can say is, “Wow!”  The Wall at Snowmass has been skiing unbelievably well, as has the Highland Bowl.  Thigh deep powder in some places and knee deep in others.  Not too shabby!

If you’re thinking of coming out to Aspen/Snowmass to do some spring skiing, don’t hesitate for one second.  Do it, you won’t regret it!  Here’s to an unbelievable spring and we’ll see you on the hill!