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Snowmass history: ‘Up, up and away’

Cameras encouraged for early-bird sights

Aspen Historical Society
Colorful hot air balloons fly over Snowmass for the annual Balloon Festival in June 1994. The festival moved to the fall in the early 2000s.
Aspen Historical Society/Russell Collection

“Up, up and away — the 23rd annual Hot Air Balloon Festival takes off tomorrow in Snowmass Village,” heralded The Aspen Times on June 25, 1998.

“The colorful event, hosted by the Snowmass Resort Association, begins at 5:45 a.m. Friday. … ‘Bring your cameras,’ advised Lea Ann Reed, special events manager for the SRA. ‘It’s worth being an early bird and seeing the sights.’”