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Apr 02

Ten Things to Try Before the End of the Ski Season

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM by Kelly Vaughn

Snowmass Ski Area closes April 20, leaving only 18 more days to hit the slopes. Besides taking advantage of this late season snow, here are a few things to try in town before the lifts stop running.

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Try a New Restaurant for Apres Ski
This season featured several new eateries including, but not limited to Ricard Brasserie and Liquor Bar and Bia Hoi in Base Village, and the Black Diamond Noodle Bar (open for dinner so consider it a late apres ski) in the Westin Snowmass Resort.

Visit an Old Favorite Before its Too Late
According to last week's Snowmass Sun, the Mountain Dragon will be closing its doors after 30 years in business when owner and former Snowmass Village Mayor Doug Mercatoris retires. While an exact date for closing has not been set, it will be open through the end of the ski season.

Sing-a-Long and Smores by the Fire
Mondays and Wednesdays through the ski season, kids and adults alike gather by the fire pit at the Westin from 3:30-4:30 for a cozy fire, singing cowboy, and delicious smores.

Take a Snowshoe Tour

Get a new perspective on a familiar mountain with ACES Naturalist-guided snowshoe tours, and learn more about the animals that inhabit the Rocky Mountains in the winter. Tours take place on-mountain everyday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  And, while you're at it....

Take a Ski Tour
ACES also offers guided ski tours from the Wapiti Wildlife Center at the top of the Elk Camp Lift. Ski a run with a naturalist through April 18th.

Get Ready for Mountain Biking Season
Ski season may be coming to an end, but at least we can all look forward to hiking/running/mt. biking season. To stay in shape, check out the class schedule at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. There are plenty of options for all fitness levels to stay fit (and sane) during 'mud season.'

Attend a Town Council Meeting

There are plenty of distractions during the ski season and lots of reasons to focus on matters other than civic engagement and town government. But, as the community collectively winds down, it's a great time to get involved. A full meeting schedule is available on our website. Browse meeting agendas and see if there are any issues that matter to you.

Attend a Public Meeting
In addition to Town Council meetings, there are plenty of other ways to get involved and make your voice heard on issues that you care about. For example, weigh in on the Upper Roaring Fork Trails Plan on April 11th from 12-3 at Snowmass Village Town Hall. Or, browse schedules for Board and Commission meetings.

Stop by the Ice Age Discovery Center

Whether it's to say "hello" to resident scientist Tom Temme, or to take in a tale during kid's storytelling from 3:30-4:30 until the end of the season, there's never a better time than now to check out at the Ice Age Discovery Center.

Mark Your Calendar
For all the great events, public forums, meetings, and projects coming up this summer. Stay informed by subscribing to automatic notifications sent to your inbox or smartphone, or check in to our website regularly. And, don't forget to check out Snowmass Tourism's website, the authoritative resource on events and activities in the Village.

What are your plans before April 20th? What would you add to the list?

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