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50th Anniversary Weekend Celebrations

Dec. 15-17, 2017 | All Day Event

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Party like it’s 1967!

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Snowmass Ski Area! We’re kicking off a season’s worth of festivities with a big, weekend-long bash, December 15-17, 2017.

*Photos courtesy of Aspen Historical Society

Friday, December 15

$6.50 Lift Tickets: Ski or ride a full day at Snowmass for the same price that was charged on opening day in 1967. Now that’s a once-in-50-years deal! $6.50 lift tickets are valid only at Snowmass, only on December 15 and can only be purchased in-resort

Anniversary Dine-Around: Visit participating restaurants offering $19.67 or $50 dining specials. Click here for details

Champagne Toast: Join East West Partners for a complimentary champagne toast to our 50th anniversary at 3pm on the balcony at Base Camp

Après Ski Party: Head down to Base Village from 1-4pm for some après fun featuring DJ GeoDecibel

Kids Zone: During the day in Base Village, kids can get in on the action with face painting and balloon animals

Retro Party at Elk Camp: From 5-9pm, don your best vintage outfit and ride up the gondola to Elk Camp restaurant for dinner, live music, and entertainment, including local favorite Bo Hale Band. Click to purchase tickets.

Fireworks over Fanny Hill, 9PM: Watch the night sky over Fanny Hill light up with fireworks as we salute 50 years of skiing and Snowmass! Details to come

 

Saturday, December 16

Banana Days Scavenger Hunt: A popular Snowmass event dating back to the 1980s, made modern. Search for clues and prizes — hidden in 1,967 bananas all over the mountain and around the Village. Details to come. Click here to learn more

Anniversary Dine-Around: Visit participating restaurants offering $19.67 or $50 dining specials. Click here for details.

Après Ski Party: Head down to Snowmass Base Village from 1-4pm for some après fun featuring DJ Benny

Kids Zone: During the day in Base Village, kids can get in on the action with face painting and balloon animals

Golden Gala: The 50th Anniversary Golden Gala is a community celebration and dinner to honor those who have made Snowmass what it is today. Snowmass’s pioneers and original residents will tell their stories and a 50th anniversary film, Snowmass: 50 Years of Mountain Spirit, will premiere. 6:30 p.m. at the Viceroy Snowmass. [SOLD OUT]

 

 

Sunday, December 17

Cabin Jump, Rail Jam, and Anniversary Picnic: Bringing past and present together, all skiers and riders are invited to watch or show their park skills, with special features including a modern remake of the 1970s classic Cabin Jump, while everybody is invited to enjoy a community picnic at Spider Sabich Race Arena. Details to come.

Anniversary Dine-Around: Visit participating restaurants offering $19.67 or $50 dining specials. Click here for details.

 

Can’t make it to the party? We’re celebrating all season long with anniversary-related festivities on the mountain and around Snowmass Village. See season-long celebrations here. Click here for details.

 

*Photos/videos Courtesy of Aspen Historical Society

 

50th Anniversary Community Photo (click photo to download)