Try bacon with your Buttermilk |

Try bacon with your Buttermilk

ASPEN – Buttermilk will be BAD when it closes for the season Sunday. That’s BAD, as in Bacon Appreciation Day.

The event will feature bacon snacks, bacon waffles, sundaes with bacon sprinkles and a bacon-and-beer happy hour. This is the third year that Buttermilk has gone out with a bang honoring yummy strips from a pig.

Bacon waffles will be given at the top of the Summit Express chairlift starting at 9 a.m. Bacon samplers will be handed out at various locations on the mountain starting at 11:30 a.m. Bacon specials will be for sale during lunch at the Cliffhouse and Bumps restaurants. Ice cream sundaes with bacon sprinkles will be featured at the Beach at Bumps starting at 2:30 p.m. Happy hour also will be at Bumps.

Closing day will feature a rail jam at the ski-area base and a Bacon Bartenders’ Brawl with music presented by DJ Ronnie. Skico bartenders will “duke it out to make the best bacon-inspired cocktail,” according to a statement from Aspen Skiing Co. Tickets will be available for five for $15 to sample all the entries. Patrons will vote for their favorite.

The rail jam will take place in the rail garden from 2 to 4 p.m. Competition is open to skiers and snowboard. Registration is open online and will be $30. The format will be 30-minute jam sessions and then 10- to 15-minute finals for the top five skiers and snowboarders. Register at

Although Buttermilk will close Sunday, ski season lives on. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass call it quits April 14. Aspen Highlands is scheduled to remain open through April 21.

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