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Mountain Mayhem: ‘Tis the season

May Selby
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

May SelbyFritz Mawicke rings in his fortieth with Tsvetana Byalkova.

With over 40 inches of new snow in the past week alone, Aspen is an especially picturesque setting ” perfectly timed for the holidays. The frenetic pace of the holiday season can be felt with all of the festivities on the social calendar and abundance of outdoor activities.

Thanks to the efforts and hard work by the Skico and ski patrol, nearly every run is open on all four mountains. And with the bountiful amounts of snow, many local businesses have been exercising their powder clauses, releasing employees for breaks throughout the day to play on the slopes.

The holidays present a time to be together for end of year office par ties, gift exchanges, potluck dinners and more.

In the midst of the holiday sea son, Fritz Mawicke of Aspen marked his fortieth at the Eagles Club with friends. Tsvetana Byalkova planned the birthday celebration for her beau featuring live music, apps, and drink specials at one of his favorite local watering holes.

A common theme this year on the social circuit seems to be the tacky Christmas sweater parties, which have been sprouting up all over the valley. To show off their growing wardrobes of taste less knits, one group of friends chose to host their tacky Christmas sweater party every Friday from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day at their apartment in Aspen. (If you’d like to make the list for this recurring event, just look for the colorfully clad group roaming the bars on Friday night and introduce yourself ” they welcome new friends into the mix.)

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