The annual Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club Bonfire Dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cross Country Center on the Aspen Golf Course.
The Bonfire Dinner is open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers of all ages and abilities. Those who attend the dinner will ski or snowshoe, guided by starlight and luminaries, from bonfire to bonfire, where they can have hot spiced wine and cocoa, appetizers, and soups and stews from an array of Aspen restaurants.
“The Bonfire Dinner is our chance to share the sport we love with the community. Whether you are an avid skier or trying snowshoes on for the first time, you will enjoy this enchanted evening,” said Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club Nordic Director Maria Stuber. “This year’s event will take place immediately after the state championship and during the Olympics, which will provide an outstanding opportunity to celebrate cross-country skiing in the valley.”
The AVSC nordic team members and their parents, coaches and Aspen Cross Country Center employees will volunteer to set up the event and serve the food and beverages.
“There is no other event in Aspen quite like this one,” said AVSC nordic coach Travis Moore. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for families from the youngest to the oldest to get out on cross-country skis or snowshoes and socialize. It’s exciting to ski around the tracks by star and candlelight.”
Tickets run $12 for youth, $25 for adults and $50 for families. Go to www.teamavsc.org for more. At the door, tickets run $5 more. All proceeds from the AVSC Nordic Bonfire Dinner and equipment rental directly support the AVSC nordic program.