Snowy hits the ice |

Snowy hits the ice

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Randy Woods, left, Phil Sirianni, Cynthia Berecek, Robert De Wetter and Don Smith celebrate the start of the Mammoth Meltdown last year. Snowmass Rotary's winter fundraiser will launch with a party on the golf course on Feb. 7.
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The Mammoth Meltdown, Snowmass Rotary’s annual winter fundraiser, will kick off once again on Feb. 7 with a launch party on the Snowmass Club golf course.

The Mammoth Meltdown is an ice-drop event: a 3-foot-tall metal sculpture of Snowy the Mammoth is placed on the surface of one of the frozen ponds on the golf course, and donors buy chances to guess the time and date that Snowy will fall through.

Snowmass firefighters will don their swift-water gear and help get Snowy out onto the ice during the launch party, which this year will be at a pond close to the Black Saddle Grill. There will be hot drinks, cookies, music and kids activities, too.

A board of Rotary members will select three valley charities to be the recipients of Mammoth Meltdown proceeds. Last year, the recipients were Hospice of the Valley, Little Red Schoolhouse and Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities, said Rotarian Cindy Lamar.

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