Snowmass briefs: Mardi Gras festivities, more Ullr Nights activities on the calendar |

Snowmass briefs: Mardi Gras festivities, more Ullr Nights activities on the calendar

Staff Report
Little skiers wait in line with Mardi Gras beads to load onto the Village Express lift in Snowmass on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

Mardi Gras lineup includes concert, fireworks, bead toss and uphill race

Snowmass Village will bring back familiar Mardi Gras festivities on March 1 with a concert, bead toss, fireworks and the culmination of the Mother of All Ascensions uphill race.

The Bud Light HiFi Concert takes place in Snowmass Base Village from 2:30-5 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. Music starts at 2:30 p.m. followed by a bead toss at 3:15 p.m. with this year’s Mardi Gras king and queen, Dave and Barb Peckler. Headlining band The Dip takes the stage at 3:30 p.m. with pop, rhythm and blues.

Then, from 5-7 p.m., participants in this year’s Mother of All Ascensions uphill race are invited to join in a community celebration at The Collective. The uphill race, now in its 30th year, is running as a multi-day format; registration is still open and the route from Fanny Hill to the High Alpine restaurant can be completed any time between now and 11:59 a.m. on March 1.

Fireworks will close out the evening at 9 p.m. over Fanny Hill.

Ullr Nights back for another Friday at Elk Camp

Ullr Nights are back at Snowmass Ski Area’s Elk Camp again this week from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday with outdoor winter activities like tubing, snowbiking and riding the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, plus a bonfire and life music.

S’mores, hot chocolate and other a la carte food is available for purchase.

An evening gondola ride and general admission is $10. Activities passes are $64 per person for participants of all ages to access the tubing, alpine coaster and other winter activities. For more information, visit