Snowmass Kicks Off the 2017 Summer Season with Vibrant June Event Lineup

Highlights Include Bike Races and Demos, Car Shows, Food Festivals, Live Music, and More

Highlights Include Bike Races and Demos, Car Shows, Food Festivals, Live Music, and More

Snowmass, Colo., (May 1, 2017) – Snowmass, Colorado kicks off summer with a vibrant June event lineup, starting on June 9, 2017.

“The old mountain adage is ‘come for the winter and stay for the summer’ – here in Snowmass, we firmly believe that summer in the mountains is not to be missed,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “Our summer event lineup kicks off in June with events ranging from trail running races to mountain biking demos to food and drink festivals. There is an event for everyone to enjoy.”

June Event Lineup:

Ragnar Trail Snowmass – June 9-10: Kicking off the Snowmass summer events season, Ragnar Trail Snowmass is a team relay-style 24-hour race occurring on a gritty trifecta of scenic running loops with varying degrees of difficulty. Each trail loop begins and ends at Ragnar Village. Teams run relay style, rotating through all three loops in a test of endurance and perseverance, surrounded by snowcapped peaks, wildflowers, and magnificent views.

Porsche Club Rocky Mountain Car Show – June 9: Join car enthusiasts and members of the Alpine Mountain Region Porsche family for a unique car show set amidst the stunning backdrop of Snowmass. Guests are invited to view a showcase of Porsches in a unique display of cars and camaraderie at the Peoples’ Choice Car Show on Fanny Hill from 3-6pm on Friday, June 9.

Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival – June 10: The Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival, presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild, is the ultimate hoppy kick-off to the summer season. Guests can sip and savor beer from over 30 craft brewers during the three hour grand tasting event, culminating with the first show of the Snowmass Free Concert Series with Hot Buttered Rum on Fanny Hill. Lodging + ticket packages begin at $95. More information can be found at snowmassbeer.com.

Heritage Fire – June 17: Complementing the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Heritage Fire returns to Snowmass for a not-to-be-missed wood-fired, meat-laden feast. Cochon555’s Heritage Fire spotlights the nation’s top chef talents roasting, smoking, and grilling heritage breed animals and sustainable seafood over open flames, including dry-aged beef, whole pigs, octopus, goats, rabbit, and much more. A selection of artisanal wines, craft beers, and luxury spirits are also included. Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased at cochonsnowmass.com.

AREDAY Summit, Expo & Electric Vehicle Show – June 19-24: Founded in 2004, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) is one of the most important renewable energy technology and policy summits in the United States. Held annually in Snowmass, AREDAY attracts national and international attention with its roster of speakers and participants. The 2017 AREDAY Summit offers several free public events, including the AREDAY ELECTRIC, AREDAY EXPO! and IMPACT FILM, as well as a free concert by Brothers Keeper featuring John Popper on Thursday, June 22. The concert is part of AREDAY’s free public events, which also includes 2017 Smmit speakers Michael Brune, Dr. Sylvia Earle, General Wesley Clark, John R. Seydel, Julie Ann Wrigley, Keith Tuffley, and Trammell S. Crow. Early bird passes are on sale until May 10th for $795. Regularly-priced passes are $1,395. For more information, call 970-930-8002 or visit AREDAY.net.

Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo – June 24: The Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo, presented by Intense Cycles, returns for its second year. The 2017 event features a new and improved 20-mile course, utilizing portions of the Snowmass Loop, a famed 20-mile loop with over 3k of vertical, non-stop single track with scenic vistas and aspen groves, a favorite of intermediate and advanced riders. Participation in the MTB Fondo is free and open to the first 75 riders; all participants who get a free spot in this exclusive event are encouraged to support the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) through an annual membership or an online donation at RFMBA.org/support.

Snowmass Demo Days – June 24-25: Snowmass Demo Days provides guests the chance to test ride the season’s hottest bikes on the scenic cross-country trails surrounding Snowmass Village and the lift-served downhill trails of Snowmass Bike Park. The two-day, free bike demo event in Snowmass Base Village features Yeti Cycles, YT-Industries, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Intense Cycles, Spot Bicycles, Guerrilla Gravity, Commencal, Haibike, Cima Cycles, Banshee Bikes outfitted by MRP and more. Guests can also bring their own bike to demo components like the PUSH Industries Eleven Six shock or an iOmounts Nomad mobile device mount, check out the latest in women’s bike apparel with SHREDLY, or get a tune up from mechanic Kazzy Saito of Zen Bikeworks. Registration opens in Base Village daily at 9:15am. No registration fee required, but donations to the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association are strongly encouraged. A lift ticket is required for Snowmass Bike Park lift access. All 2016-17 Aspen Snowmass Winter Season Passholders can get one day of FREE lift access to Snowmass Bike Park, discounted rentals and a screamin’ deal on a Park Ready Clinic session during Aspen Snowmass’ Passholder Week, June 23-29, 2017. Guests can preregister for Snowmass Demo Days by visiting snowmassdemodays.com/signup/.

Mavic Haute Route Rockies – June 28: The Haute Route is cycling’s first global series of multi-day races designed for amateur athletes. Held in mountain locations including the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Pyrenees, and Italian Dolomites – Haute Route events are some of the highest elevation, toughest amateur cycling events in the world. Mavic Haute Route Rockies starts in Boulder on June 24th and finishes in Colorado Springs on June 30th. Competitors face seven timed and ranked stages covering 550 miles and in excess of 52,500 feet of climbing on some of Colorado’s best known mountain roads, many soaring above 10,000 feet. Rookie and expert athletes tackle some of the most renowned terrain in the cycling world as they make their way from to and from Snowmass on June 28th and June 29th.

BLUEBIRD Art + Sound – June 30-July 2: BLUEBIRD Art + Sound is a new art and world-class music experience in Snowmass. The weekend commences on Friday with an outdoor concert on the Fanny Hill Stage by the Drive-By Truckers, the Seratones, and The True Story Band. Saturday includes an art walk on the Snowmass Mall and an interactive art exhibit in Base Village curated by Los Angeles artist Jesse Fleming. The experience concludes on Sunday with a continuation of the interactive art exhibit and performances by DJ Naka G, Berkel Beats, and ‘X’. Tickets for the Drive-By Truckers concert can be purchased on Eventbrite.

For more information on Snowmass’ June event lineup, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/events.

About Snowmass, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant mountain community just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world. In addition to unmatched natural beauty and over 300 sunny days a year, Snowmass ski resort offers guests 3,332 acres of multi-level terrain and boasts the second largest vertical drop in the United States. 95% ski-in/ski-out lodging, 37 restaurants, numerous shops and boutiques, a bounty of off-piste activities, and a friendly, small town feel beckon visitors year-round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.

Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@SnowmassTourism.com.

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