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Snowmass Tourism

Christin Kay

The Snowmass Village Arts Advisory Board met yesterday to discuss possible partnerships.

The Aspen Skiing Company is the valley’s largest employer, and the local economy relies on people traveling to Aspen and Snowmass to ski. But, as of now, there is just a 10-inch base on Aspen Mountain, and two resorts aren't even open.

 

 

Courtesy of Snowmass Tourism

This summer’s Snowmass Free Concert Series has been bringing all sorts of music to Fanny Hill. Colorado’s Otis Taylor Band will close out the season Thursday. During intermission, a huge community photo will be taken.

  The busy summer months in the upper valley are coming to an end. News director Carolyn Sackariason has been digging into summer occupancy numbers for both Aspen and Snowmass. She discusses them with producer Christin Kay.

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Valley Roundup - April 10th, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

Glenwood Springs has two new council members.

It looks like the Thompson Divide will be safe from oil and gas drilling. But, what about other areas and how do residents there feel about that sort of activity in their backyards?

There’s movement and millions of dollars in play in getting a base village built at the base of Snowmass ski area.

Meanwhile, a new executive director has been hired at the Wheeler Opera House.

And, an Aspen City Council candidate is being scrutinized for something he did 10 years ago.

Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Bethard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Michael Miracle, editor of Aspen Sojourner magazine.

Marci Krivonen

Mardi Gras celebrations across the world yesterday had revelers imbibing before the fasting Lent season. In Snowmass Village, hundreds gathered on the mall for annual traditions like a “bead toss” and a parade. The event may not rise to the level of New Orleans frenzy, but there’s no denying it’s a party.

It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon on a Tuesday and these town government staffers aren’t at their desks. Instead, they’re tossing beads to a crowd below.

The tradition is 33 years old and is put on by the Snowmass Tourism Office.