Schneetag winners announced; two more weekends at Aspen Mountain

Staff report
Team "11th Mountain" launches over the pond at the Spider Sabich Race Area during Schneetag on April 21. Schneetag, in which teams of four build crafts and try to skim across the pond, is an annual closing-day tradition on Snowmass ski area.
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Closing day festivities at Snowmass ski area on April 20 were highlighted by the Schneetag event, as teams attempted to float across a giant pond on a craft they had built.

Every team had a theme and performed a skit before they descended. Each team was judged based on creativity, skit performance, craft construction and success in riding the course.

Here are the results from the seventh annual Schneetag:

First place — Hans and Gretel featuring Jason Hartmann, Matt Hooks, Susan Muenchen and Pete Pelinski.

Second place — Hot Shots featuring Gloria Bouillon, Alex Waterman, Andrew Nerz and Erin Dwyer.

Third Place — Don’t Hassle the Hoff featuring Jake Boyles, Bill Wells, Bobby Almazan and Brian Wells.

Aspen Mountain also ended daily operations Sunday but will reopen for the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, FIS and Ruthie’s chairs will run and the Sundeck’s grill will be open.

For more details, call 970-923-1227 or visit


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