• Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    POSTED September 26, 2017
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    POSTED September 26, 2017
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    POSTED September 26, 2017
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    POSTED September 26, 2017
     

Groups meeting in Snowmass during the 2017/2018 winter season and especially over the weekend of Dec. 15-17 will notice there is a party underway in conjunction with Snowmass Ski Area’s golden anniversary. 

ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
» Dec. 15 – The official 50-year landmark day is being recognized with a singleday lift ticket for $6.50 (for that Friday only at Snowmass), the price that was charged on opening day in 1967. A retro party at Elk Camp Restaurant that night features special 50th anniversary enter - tainment followed by fireworks over Fanny Hill. 

» Dec. 16 – Saturday marks the return of Banana Days, an on-mountain scavenger hunt with certificates for fun local prizes hidden inside plastic bananas, and fea - tures a 50th Anniversary Golden Gala at Viceroy Snowmass.

» Dec. 17 – A day of vintage skiing and rid - ing with a special Cabin Jump (where athletes jump over a log cabin), Rail Jam, and on-mountain community picnic at Spider Sabich Picnic and Race Area is on tap for Sunday

» All Weekend – Many restaurants in Snowmass will offer a $19.67 and/or $50 prix fixe menu.

SEASON-LONG CELEBRATIONS » New gold signs will mark all of the orig - inal ski trails on the mountain. » A new mural in Base Village featuring a timeline of the history of Snowmass will surround the construction site of the new Limelight Hotel.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.