Snowmass to celebrate Closing Day in style

Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun
Asher Smith, 6, chucks a ball at the target for the dunk tank in Base Village during closing-day festivities last year. The celebration kicks off April 11 this year, and Snowmass ski area closes the following day.
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Snowmass Closing Days

Après on the Bricks

2-6 p.m., April 11

Base Village

Villagewide Sidewalk Sale

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 11-12

Base Village and Snowmass Village Mall

Costumes will be donned, locals and visitors will come out to play and general frivolity will reign for that most bittersweet of days — Closing Day.

Buttermilk’s last day to run lifts was Easter Sunday, and on April 12, both Snowmass and Highlands will bid farewell to the ski season. Aspen Mountain is set to close April 19.

Snowmass might be losing Schneetag, the team pond-skimming contest, to Highlands this year, and a vertical challenge planned for Saturday has been canceled, but ski season never ends quietly. This year will be no exception.

Snowmass festivities will kick off on April 11 with a DJ, kids entertainment including clowns and face painting, and a dunk tank — run by Snowmass Rotary — in Base Village during après-ski hours. Base Camp Bar & Grill, Ricard, Slice and Bia Hoi restaurants all will offer food and drink specials, and Ricard will be smoking Po’ Boys on the patio.

A sidewalk sale with deals on skis, snowboards and clothing will take over the base and the Snowmass Village Mall all weekend.

A full day of parking in the Base Village garage will be discounted to $10 on April 11 and 12.


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