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A grand finale

May Selby
Pomeroy boys Erik Wachtmeister, Barney Eaton, Don Slogan and Chris Newhouse take a break from tuning skis.

The final weekends of the ski season were packed with get-togethers both on and off the slopes.On Saturday, April 8, Aspen Mountain’s Compromise Mine crew hosted its springtime barbecue with complimentary mine tours. The annual Bonnie’s deck party was under way higher up the hill that same day, hosted by a trio of friends. Unlike in years past, the deck party coincided with a bluebird sky – perfect for keg stands and socializing. As usual, the party continued well into the afternoon. (It probably would have lasted into the evening had ski patrollers not arrived during their end-of-day sweep and sent everyone down the mountain in a courteous manner.)Easter Sunday marked the closing of the lifts on Snowmass and Aspen. It was an especially sentimental last day of the season on Aspen Mountain since, after 20 years of service, the Silver Queen Gondola ferried passengers for a final flight to the top.

On lower ground, The Aspen Historical Society hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids scampered around the historical society grounds in hot pursuit of colored eggs. An affable Easter Bunny chomped on a carrot, posed for photos and helped with the search.To contact May to send info, insights or invites, e-mail allthewaymaymay@hotmail.comGreg Bailey and Teresa Timoney at the Compromise Mine party.

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