Mountain Mayhem: Happy Holidays |

Mountain Mayhem: Happy Holidays

01: Spencer McKnight, Nicky Byrne, Tony DiLucia and Damien Williamson at the World Snow Polo Championships.

The stream of holiday festivities continues with events throughout December. Recent celebrations include a new partnership between Eric and Summer Berg’s Portfolio Aspen and international luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers. Since it was founded in 1977, Engel & Völkers has been expanding worldwide to its current stable of 700 offices with more than 7,000 representatives operating in 37 countries on six continents. On Thursday, Dec. 17, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at their Hyman Avenue office, followed by a cocktail party at 4:30 p.m. at the Caribou Club.

On Friday, Dec. 18, Intermix hosted an après-ski experience at the Caribou Club for top clients and club members. All gathered in the Great Room for made-to-order appetizers, holiday cheer and chic party gifts under the tree, which was decorated with images of the boutique’s latest fashions.

Also on Dec. 18, for the first time, Anderson Ranch Arts Center presented one of their popular auctionettes off-campus at Galerie Maximillian. Hosted by gallery owners Albert Sanford and Dorothy Wildman, the evening was a great success, with all artwork in the auction sold to guests.

Later that night, David Burke Group, along with LDV Hospitality, launched the new Rec Room Aspen in the subterranean space below Theory. With 3,000 records on the shelves, a Brooklyn DJ on the decks, groups settled into private booths and a full house, the energy was electric for Aspen’s newest club’s debut. This is the third Rec Room in the LDV group, following others in Miami Beach and New York City.

The St. Regis World Snow Polo Championships took place over the weekend of Dec. 17-19 at the Aspen Valley Polo Club and Rio Grande Park. The sport of snow polo was first introduced in 1985 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and subsequently brought to Aspen, which remains the only place snow polo is played in the U.S. World Class Polo players competed for the title as celebrities and spectators gathered in the VIP tent presented by Aspen Peak magazine, Audi and the St. Regis.

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