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History: Go to the Mardi Gras

“The Snowmass Village Mardi Gras parade and masquerade party on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 11, is scheduled for live coverage via satellite on the 5 pm and 10 pm news on ABC affiliate stations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston and Denver,” noted the February 1986 Aspen Times. “Filming the day’s activities, which will include skiers in costume on the mountain during the day, will be a television crew from the New Orleans ABC affiliate, WVUE. The same crew was in Snowmass in December filming a number of features both on and off the mountain for a weekly primetime ski show that leads up to Mardi Gras. ‘The inspiration for this special event came as an off-shoot of their visit,’ said SRA Director of Marketing Lloyd Bishop. ‘They chose Snowmass because of the large number of New Orleans skiers who flock to this area during Mardi Gras every February.’” Up to 30 percent of visitors were from the southern state, and Snowmass provided a fun alternative to celebrate.


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History: Go to the Mardi Gras

“The Snowmass Village Mardi Gras parade and masquerade party on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 11, is scheduled for live coverage via satellite on the 5 pm and 10 pm news on ABC affiliate stations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston and Denver,” noted the February 1986 Aspen Times. “Filming the day’s activities, which will include skiers in costume on the mountain during the day, will be a television crew from the New Orleans ABC affiliate, WVUE. The same crew was in Snowmass in December filming a number of features both on and off the mountain for a weekly primetime ski show that leads up to Mardi Gras. ‘The inspiration for this special event came as an off-shoot of their visit,’ said SRA Director of Marketing Lloyd Bishop. ‘They chose Snowmass because of the large number of New Orleans skiers who flock to this area during Mardi Gras every February.’” Up to 30 percent of visitors were from the southern state, and Snowmass provided a fun alternative to celebrate.


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