SNOWMASS VILLAGE -The new Elk Camp Restaurant at Snowmass is home to this year's Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Winter Kick-Off Party from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 1.Dinner, a silent auction, entertainment and special activities for children in the Elk Camp "kids zone" are included in the ticket price of $50 for adults and $20 for kids. All proceeds benefit the club, which provides recreational and competitive skiing and snowboarding programs for nearly 2,000 valley residents.Three AVSC Hall of Fame inductees, David Stapleton, Dale Potvin and Brooke Peterson, will be honored for their volunteerism during the event. All are past presidents of the board who have made a significant impact on AVSC in one way or another.Do some early holiday shopping at the silent auction. Bid items include a Warren Miller package of posters and DVDs, a day of skiing with AVSC Adaptive Team members, a hot tub rental for the weekend, massages, dinners, hotel stays and even a private session on AVSC's new on-snow airbag."We are really excited to be the first event at Elk Camp," said AVSC's director of special events Madeleine Hawken. "What a great place to honor our three Hall of Fame inductees as well as start the season off right with everyone in the community."Adults will enjoy a special menu that includes gourmet pizza, a salad bar plus beer and wine. Kids will feast on pizza and Caesar salads while they watch ski movies and make crafts. Aspen media personality Vince Leahy is the evening's master of ceremonies.Tax-deductible tickets are available at the door, through teamavsc.org, or by contacting Hawken at 970-205-5017. Parking is free in the Base Village garage.AVSC hosts alpine, adaptive, freestyle, snowboard and nordic teams as well as its Base Camp recreational programs.
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