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Passapalooza Snowmass

December 13 December 15

Art, culture and snow sports collide to kickoff winter at Aspen Snowmass. When the sun sets in Snowmass, the town will come to life (and light) for a unique and festive evening of immersive art and food and drink specials around Snowmass Base Village and Snowmass Mall in partnership with Snowmass Tourism. After your day on the slopes, experience interactive art, light-based installations and more around the Snowmass Mall and Base Village throughout the weekend.

Snowmass Light Festival

Stick around after sunset on December 13th and 14th as Snowmass Village transforms into a glowing winter wonderland as part of the Passapalooza festivities. Base Village, Fanny Hill, and the Snowmass Village Mall will come to life with interactive art and games and immersive light-art sculptures, including projection mapping displays, ice sculptures, large scale illuminations and a forest of multi-colored trees.

With over 20 light installations in Snowmass, ranging from a 16 foot LED Geosphere by Artist John Schroeder of SynerGeo to a 100 foot LED light tunnel on Fanny Hill, the Snowmass Light Festival is sure to illuminate the Passapalooza weekend! Then watch the snow transform into a 3D canvas as artist George Berlin uses 20K Ultra HD projectors to paint the snow with animated light. View some of George Berlin’s other work below.

Snowmassive Celebration Weekend Lineup:

Snowmass Base Village, Fanny Hill, and the Snowmass Mall come to life from 4:30pm-10:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights for the Snowmass Light Festival, featuring unique, immersive and interactive art and light-based installations. Installations include multi-media video mapping, featuring Aspen Skiing Company’s marketing campaign, Give A Flake; a 3D snow projection complete with animations by artist George Berlin; a “Totally Tubular” large scale LED installation designed to transform natural surroundings, featuring 48 Titan LED tubes arranged to look like a forest of multi colored trees; as well as interactive LED inflatable animals, photobooth, art, and games. In addition, illuminated ice sculptures adorn the Snowmass Mall and in Snowmass Base Village starting on Friday with a live ice sculpting demo at 3:00pm on the Snowmass Mall. Additional live sculpting demos continue throughout the early part of the day on Saturday.

On Friday night, The Little Red Schoolhouse hosts their annual fundraiser, Chips for Charity¸ a casino night at The Collective Snowmass from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $100 and include games, food by mix6, two drink tickets, and a raffle.

During the day on Saturday, guests and locals can take advantage of complimentary demos from Dynafit, a guided Dynafit uphill demo session, and free ski & snowboard equipment demos on Fanny Hill from ski and snowboard reps from around the country, and from the Four Mountain Sports stores in Snowmass Base Village.

On Saturday evening, starting at 5:00pm, guests can enjoy an Ice Skating Show on The Rink in Snowmass Base Village, complete with fire dancers and the Aspen Skating Club; free rock climbing at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass on the hotel’s five-story, indoor climbing wall; and music by DJ Naka G.

All weekend long, SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross takes place on Assay Hill with practice, qualifying runs, a freestyle show, and races. SnowBikeCross is a mix of snowmobiling and motorcross. These high octane races are not to be missed!

Throughout the Snowmassive Celebration, guests can enjoy restaurant specials around the Village, as well as check out all the new restaurants, retailors and activities including the newly opened Collective Snowmass. The Collective Snowmass features a new restaurant concept, mix6, by award-winning Aspen chef Martin Oswald; MoxiBar, offering inventive cocktails, craft beers, and renowned wines; and the new Game Lounge with an interactive music wall, neon foosball, table tennis, retro-inspired arcade games, Zeigler Reservoir ball pool, large scale coloring wall, video games, and more. The weekend also marks the 10th anniversary of Viceroy Snowmass, complete with packages, specials, and more all season long.

The Snowmassive Celebration takes place in conjunction with Passapalooza. Passapalooza grants access to all four Aspen Snowmass mountains for only $59 per day for skiers and riders who have a valid 2019/2020 pass from any ski resort in the world. Passapalooza also offers $99 clinics from the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass as well as $56 demo packages available at all Four Mountain Sports locations.

Snowmassive Schedule of Events

Friday, December 13

12:00pm-4:00pm            SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross Practice on Assay Hill

3:00pm                        Ice Carving Demo on Snowmass Mall

4:30pm-10:00pm        Snowmass Light Festival in Base Village, Fanny Hill & Snowmass Mall

6:00pm-9:00pm          Chips for Charity, benefitting the Little Red School House

Saturday, December 14

7:30am                        Four Mountain Sports Complimentary Dynafit Demo in Base Village

8:00am                        Dynafit Complimentary Guided Uphill Demo Session on Assay Hill

9:00-10:00am              SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross Practice on Assay Hill

9:00am-3:00pm           Free ski & snowboard equipment demo on Fanny Hill

11:00am-4:00pm            SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross Race on Assay Hill

4:30pm-10:00pm        Snowmass Light Festival in Base Village, Fanny Hill & Snowmass Mall

5:00pm-8:00pm          DJ Naka at The Rink

5:00pm-5:45pm          Ice Skating Show at The Rink

Sunday, December 15

9:00am-9:45am            SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross Practice

11:00am-2:00pm            SnowMASSIVE SnowBikeCross Race

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