Fridays in Snowmass Village just got better. The Town of Snowmass has expanded the ten-year tradition of celebrating the end of the week by grabbing some time on the mountain, either at Big Air Fridays, enjoying live music at Base Village or at the Bud Light Hi-Fi Free Concerts by incorporating a Torchlight Descent into their Epic Friday celebrations.
Traditionally a holiday event, the Torchlight Descent has for many years taken place just after Christmas. Snowmass Village businesses, on a mission to encourage locals and visitors to extend their time in town and on the mountain by creating a new late winter/early spring tradition, decided to embrace this popular activity and bring it back for even more people to enjoy. The image of the holiday Torchlight Descent is captivating and gorgeous – almost dragon-like, with the colors and gleams of lights winding around Snowmass Mountain as skiers and snowboarders work their way down in a long chain.
The Snowmass Sun reported on the first of this season’s five descents, with about 100 participants. David Dugan, partner at the Base Camp Bar and Grill was quoted in The Snowmass Sun discussing the success of the kick-off event, “The plaza was pumping, there was about 100 people out there dancing. It was great.”
Dugan, one of the brains behind the new wintertime activity, hopes, along with his co-planners, that the Torchlight Descent continues to be successful and builds the vibe in Snowmass Village.
Interested residents and visitors can sign up to be in the Torchlight Descent at the ticket pavilion. Participants begin loading the Village Express at 6p.m to head up the mountain. Children must be older than 8 years old in order to participate. The Torchlight Descent offers an activity to fill the gap in the Friday afternoon/evening schedule between Big Air Fridays and the live music, keeping tourists and residents active and engaged in the community activities.
Big Air Fridays, a ten year Snowmass Village tradition is already well into its third week, allowing locals and tourists a chance to strut their stuff in front of an audience and to see the tricks and accomplishments of other skiers and snowboarders as well. Little Air Fridays have been added immediately following Big Air events, allowing younger skiers and snowboarders to participate as well. Big Air gets started at 2p.m. at Fanny Hill on Snowmass Mountain and wraps up just in time for skiers to take on last trip down the mountain in the parade.
The Bud Light Hi-Fi series of concerts has scheduled at least two in Snowmass Village for the 2011/2012-ski season. The first took place in conjunction with the first Torchlight Descent on February 19th. The second will be held March 18th, the same night as the very last Torchlight Descent and will feature the Wailers at the Snowmass Base Village. The second Bud Light Hi-Fi concert will also be one in a series of concerts held to celebrate Spring Break in the Snowmass Village and Aspen area.
Celebrate your own TGIF in Snowmass Village with locals and visitors alike in the Torchlight Descent, at the concerts or in your favorite restaurant or bar. And then begin round out your weekend with a tour of homes, condos or investment properties in Snowmass Village or Aspen area. Click here to see Greg Rulon’s latest and most exciting listings now!
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