Snowmass history: Mardi Gras ’80s style |

Snowmass history: Mardi Gras ’80s style

Mardi Gras-goers celebrate in Snowmass in the mid-80s.
Devon Meyers/Aspen Historical Society |

“Mardi Gras, Snowmass Style,” a headline in The Aspen Times read on Feb. 13, 1986. “Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, was celebrated in Snowmass Village with a parade down the mall and a masquerade party at the Conference Center. The event was filmed by a New Orleans television station for live broadcast back home, and the folks out at Snowmass showed them how to whoop it up in the Rockies. And all those guests from Loosana were made to feel right at home amid the celebration.”

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