A 36-year tradition in Snowmass, Mardi Gras kicks off with the early morning Mother Of All Ascensions uphill race at 7am, followed by an afternoon of revelry with a traditional bead toss, the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert in Base Village and a finale of fireworks at 7pm. Look for food and drink specials at restaurants and bars around Snowmass Village.
Day of Schedule:
7 am Kick off the day with a climb up to Gwynn’s High Alpine by competing in the 27th Mother of All Ascensions (MOA) Uphill Race.
12 pm – 3 pm Entertainment on the Snowmass Mall including performers and the El Jebel Shrine Pipe Band
2 pm Bead toss on the Snowmass Mall
3 pm Bead toss in Snowmass Base Village
3 pm – 5 pm Keep the party going with Turkuaz at the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series at Snowmass Base Village.
3 pm – 5 pm Kids Zone Entertainment at Base Village
3:30pm – 4:30pm King Cake at the S’mass S’mores cart in Base Village
3:30pm – 4:30pm S’mores at the Westin Firepit
7 pm Fireworks over Fanny Hill
All Day Mardi Gras Restaurant Specials:
Base Camp Bar & Grill features a Louisiana seafood bowl, with shrimp and andouille sausage cooked with red potatoes and corn, in addition to themed drink specials from the bar.
Big Hoss Grill is serving $7 hurricanes.
New Belgium Ranger Station features special beer in honor of the holiday.
SAKE is serving a spicy crawfish roll, made with crawfish, avocado, and chili remoulade, with themed drink specials from the bar.
Slice Italian Bistro features a Serbian white bean soup and themed drink specials at the bar.
The Artisan is celebrating with $4 cup, $6 bowl of New Orleans seafood gumbo, as well as a $32 blackened CO striped bass and $10 bananas foster for dessert.
The Edge Restaurant & Bar is serving $22 braised wild boar stew, $28 blackened red snapper with creole sauce, $28 grilled steak with bearnaise sauce, and $8 gumbo.
Venga Venga features a DJ from 3:00pm-8:00pm.
Check out our video below from a past Mardi Gras: