Until next season? | AspenTimes.com

Until next season?

May Eynon
Christine Poirier and Jessie Berg take a last run down Short Snort.

Aspen Mountain’s closing weekend – Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 was stocked with celebrations both on and off the slopes.The Aspen Young Professionals Association (AYPA) held their 2nd annual ski barbecue on Saturday. Hearthstone House Properties and American National Bank co-hosted the mid-day fiesta at Blondie’s Cabin.AYPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to “cultivating a young, vibrant professional community in the Aspen area by providing ongoing business and social networking, volunteer and educational opportunities.”As the young and professional partygoers enjoyed beverages and grilled goods at the ski-in, ski-out locale, networking opportunities abound.”This is an opportune time to connect with other professionals,” said Jeff Sgroi, AYPA board member and membership chair. Another Aspen Mountaincabin party also took place Saturday afternoon.Bob Olenick, Mark Thompson and Donna Van Hoy marked their birthdays with a Mai Tai party at the base of Buckhorn run. “It’s been a tradition for years,” said Van Hoy of the Buckhorn Cabin bash.

Afterward, the Sky Hotel rolled out the red carpet for après-ski at 39 Degrees with go-go dancers and happy hour drinks and appetizers.DJ Dylan laid down tracks as guests sauntered in and out of the poolside party.”I’m sad to see the season come to an end,” said a loyal Aspen Mountain skier.”Aspen’s my favorite of all of the areas here because you can follow the sun, there’s great vertical, the bucket’s awesome, and it just has the best all-around runs.” To contact May to send info, insights or invites, e-mail allthewaymaymay@hotmail.com

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