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June Marks the Return of Summer Events to Snowmass Village

Mountain Bike Clinics, Art Shows, Movie Screenings, a Running Race, and More Kick Off Summer in Snowmass

Snowmass Village, Colo., (May 28, 2021) – June 2021 kicks off the event season in Snowmass Village with the return of local favorites and new summer staples. June features the debut of the new Snowmass Art Festival, the Big Dog Show, and two new movie screenings, as well as sees the return of the Snowmass Free Concert Series, Fridays on the Mall, Ragnar Trail Colorado, the Snowmass Rodeo, and many more.


“This summer will be unlike any other with a full complement of summer events plus a fun slate of ‘do it yourself’ experiences and activations,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “Snowmass is ready to welcome visitors and locals alike to enjoy all of the great restaurants and shops, as well as the robust events calendar.”


June 2021 Event & Activation Lineup

Snowmass Mountain Mission – Any Time: The Snowmass Mountain Mission is an app based, village-wide scavenger hunt designed to challenge creativity, test Snowmass knowledge, and enhance selfie skills. Download the Eventzee app from the App Store, enter an email, username and password, and the event code: Snowmass. Hit different point thresholds to win fun Snowmass prizes. www.gosnowmass.com/snowmass-mountain-mission/


The Collective Snowmass – Any Time: The Collective Snowmass, the hub for community activity in Snowmass Base Village, features a robust summer lineup of weekly programming including chess club, comedy nights, bingo nights, and yoga with King Yoga. The Collective also features yard games, splash pads, fountains, harvest dinners at Mix6, and pop-up events. This summer visit the new Selfie Den, located adjacent to the Game Lounge. For a full calendar, please visit www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com.


Snowmass Free Concert Series – June 10-August 26: A local’s favorite, long standing summer tradition, the Snowmass Free Concert Series returns to Fanny Hill every Thursday evening at 6:30pm, June 10-August 26. The weekly outdoor series features a spectrum of sounds including soul, pop, funk, rock & roll, country, bluegrass, and folk. Full band lineup to be announced. Attendance is expected to be high this summer and parking is limited. Please utilize the free parking at Town Park, carpool, or take RFTA or Snowmass Village Transit. Remember to never drink and drive. www.gosnowmass.com/events  


Fridays on the Mall – June 11-August 27: Kick off the weekend on the Snowmass Mall from 5:00pm-8:00pm with music on the Tower Stage and on the slopes by Venga Venga, extended business hours at shops and retailers, local artisans, food & drink specials, kids entertainment, and more. Enjoy free s’mores from the iconic Snowmass S’mores cart. www.gosnowmass.com/events


Ragnar Trail Colorado – June 11-12: Ragnar Trail Colorado returns for the 7th year in 2021 for a gritty trifecta of the most scenic trail running loops Mother Nature can serve up. Each trail loop begins and ends at Ragnar Village in Snowmass Town Park. Teams of eight run relay style, rotating through three loops, varying from easy to difficult, over a 24-hour period. www.RunRagnar.com


*New – Movie Night at Anderson Ranch – June 16: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in partnership with Aspen Film, presents “Movie Night” and “Dinner and a Movie” events on the Anderson Ranch campus, kicking off on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00pm with Waste Land. Waste Land is an uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Tickets ($10 or free for Ranch National Council and Aspen Film members) include a complimentary popcorn and beverage. For more information, please visit www.andersonranch.org/events/film-screening-waste-land/.


*New – The Big Dog Show – June 18-20: Snowmass Village is going to the dogs! The Big Dog Show, that is. Taking place on the lawn in Snowmass Base Village June 18-20, the Big Dog Show showcases 20 giant steel dog sculptures, created and welded by artist Dale Rogers. Be sure to bring the dogs (and the kids!) to meet these giant pups as they take over Snowmass. In addition, yappy hours and photo booths will be available at various locations on the Mall and in Base Village for dog portraits, beverages, and more. This dog friendly event is free and open to dog owners and non-dog owners alike. www.gosnowmass.com/event/the-big-dog-show/


*New – Summer of Soul Drive-in Movie – June 20: Aspen Film, in partnership with Jazz Aspen Snowmass, presents a sneak preview drive-in screening of Summer of Soul, on Sunday, June 20 in the Snowmass Rec Center parking lot. In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. The documentary, directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and many more. Summer of Soul premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. For tickets, times, and more information, visit www.aspenfilm.org.


ACES Guided Hikes – June 19-September 26: This summer, join a Naturalist from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for a free, guided hike amongst the flowers and fields of Snowmass. Guests can choose to join the Wildflower Walk, which takes place daily at 10:00am on the Nature Trail, or the Ice Age Discovery Hike at 1:00pm daily on the Discovery Trail. Both hikes feature facts, tips, and trivia from a knowledgeable ACES Naturalist, as well as the chance to explore and get to know the flora and fauna of Snowmass. Hikes leave daily from the Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall, June 19-September 6; Weekends only throughout September. www.gosnowmass.com/activity/aces-tours


Elk Camp Gondola – June 21-October 3: Enjoy a ride on the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass! Elk Camp Gondola gives access to the Lost Forest, Elk Camp Restaurant, and Snowmass Bike Park. Use Elk Camp as a base to ride 90+ miles of Snowmass trails, part of the Aspen Snowmass/ Roaring Fork Valley IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center, the only Gold-Level Ride Center in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Open daily June 21-September 6. Weekends only through October 3.   www.AspenSnowmass.com


Snowmass Rodeo – June 23-August 18: The Snowmass Rodeo celebrates 47 years of operations during summer 2021. This long-standing Western tradition is a Snowmass summer staple, complete with music, cowboys and cowgirls, horses, livestock, and family fun. The Snowmass Rodeo takes place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, rain or shine. Please visit www.snowmassrodeo.org for 2021 event information and ticket pricing.


*New – Snowmass Art Festival – June 26-27: The Snowmass Art Festival is a juried art show featuring original handcrafted artwork. This free two-day event showcases local Colorado and national artists, representing a wide array of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, and more. Taking place on the Snowmass Mall, in one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain towns, this outdoor festival is surrounded by the world-class resort, beautiful mountains, countless recreational activities, and outstanding shops, restaurants, and hotels. Entry to the festival is free, while artwork is individually priced. Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. This weekend also sees the debut of the new Art Walk in Snowmass. More details to come. www.coloradoevents.org/copy-of-snowmass-art-festival-aspen


VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinic – June 26-27: Supported by YETI Cycles, Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series presented by Shimano returns to Snowmass for two clinics in June and September this summer. The VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinics are two-day women’s only mountain bike clinics. The clinics provides women with the opportunity to increase their mountain biking confidence, learn new skills, and to connect with VIDA coaches on proper biking technique. www.vidamtb.com  


Farm to Table Tuesdays + Bonus Bike Nights – June 29-August 10: Enjoy beautiful summer nights on Snowmass Ski Area during Farm to Table Tuesdays. The Elk Camp Restaurant is open from 5:00pm-7:30pm, featuring live music on the deck, food specials, and outdoor family activities. In conjunction with the Farm to Table Tuesdays, the Snowmass Bike Park extends the park hours to stay open until dusk every Tuesday from June 29 to August 10. Riders can purchase a late arrival ticket for just $39 that is valid 2:00pm until dusk. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/the-summer-experience/farm-to-table-tuesdays


For the full Summer 2021 Event Calendar, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/events. For summer photos of Snowmass Village, click here. Please credit the photographer listed. For the June event video, please click here


About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Ski Magazine named Aspen Snowmass the #1 “resort of the year” in the West in 2020, and Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass is home to 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.


Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Manager, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@gosnowmass.com.



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