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Dog uphill event is Sunday

Staff report

The 20th annual Sun Dog’s K-9 Uphill, “The original Snowshoe & Ski Event for Dogs and their People,” presented by Hotel Aspen & Molly Gibson Lodge, is set for tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Buttermilk Mountain. This one-of-a-kind dog friendly event has become an annual spring tradition, hosting upwards of 300 participants. Recreational and competitive divisions are available. Post-uphill festivities include a dog /owner costume contest, hot dog BBQ, Erik’s Epic Raffle, awards and a DJ at the base area. Discounted K-9 friendly lodging is available through Hotel Aspen and Molly Gibson Lodge.

The course climbs 2,000 vertical feet over two miles to the finish/refueling station near the Cliffhouse at the East Summit. Dogs need to be leashed and any type of equipment is welcome. The famous “Demo dogs,” for those who need a teammate, and demo snowshoes from Kahtoola are available.

Pre-register for $30 at or at the Ute Mountaineer. Day-of event registration is available from 8:30-9:45 a.m. for $35 at Bump’s ticket office. More details and images from past events are available on the Sun Dog’s K-9 Uphill page on Facebook and at

A portion of proceeds will benefit The Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter.

Contact Event Director Erik Skarvan at 970-925-1069 or for details.

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