Doing Mardi Gras Right in Snowmass

Doing Mardi Gras Right in Snowmass

Doing Mardi Gras Right in Snowmass

We don’t know about you but we are guessing that you are like us in needing … wanting positive bonding with others, and what better way to share the love you feel than to spend the day in Snowmass tomorrow and join in on all of the Mardi Gras festivities?

Mardi Gras is giving us a reason to celebrate love and life and we have scheduled your day for you so that you can do it right!

Let’s just picture how your day could go tomorrow if you hang that “Closed For Powder … and Mardi Gras” sign on your internet screen.

How To Do Mardi Gras

Eyes pop open when you realize that your hopes have been confirmed and it’s a powder day.

There will be no slow shuffle out of bed in your cozy flannels – you slept in your Ninja Suit that you got from Radio Boardshop and your skis are already loaded in your box atop your car – so up you jump into your ski pants and heated ski socks that you got from Basalt Bike & Ski and head into the kitchen for that pot of coffee that is already brewing because you set it on automatic grind and brew last night.


Breakfast? Drink those raw eggs and you’re good.

YOUR TUESDAY MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE (Click HERE to See Everything Going On Tomorrow for Mardi Gras in Our Valley)

7:00am: Get your git on with the Mother of All Ascensions 25th Anniversary Uphill Race Start, Base Village

11:30am-2:30pm: Mardi Gras Party, Elk Camp restaurant. Watch the incredible Basalt Streethorns perform at 2pm.

2:00-3:30pm: Face Painters & Performers, Snowmass Mall

3:00-3:15pm: Ski Parade, Elk Camp Restaurant to Snowmass Mall

3:00-4:00pm: Bead Toss, Snowmass Mall

4:00pm: Base Camp Bar and Grill’s sunset terrace to watch the Mardi Gras Parade at the best Apres Ski Party in Snowmass with Messenger Aspen. Featuring an exclusive upbeat music set by Bonjour Berlin DJs and live visuals by BEB upstairs and Berkel Beats tunes downstairs. Drink and food specials and goodies giveaways will be available for early birds.

Doing Mardi Gras Right in Snowmass

7:30pm: Fireworks, Fanny Hill

** All Day: Food & drink specials at 19 Snowmass restaurants/bars

Most Festivities are FREE: Face painters, bead toss, parade, & fireworks.

Click here for more information.

Doing Mardi Gras Right in Snowmass
Photo by Jeremy Swanson
Mardi Gras History
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it “Pointe du Mardi Gras” when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established “Fort Louis de la Louisiane” (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras.



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