Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration in Snowmass
February 13, 2018
Snowmass celebrates Fat Tuesday revelry with Mardi Gras in ski country. This celebration that originated with New Orleans natives themselves starts off with The Mother of All Ascensions - a costumed, 2,072-foot vertical uphill race up Snowmass at the crack of dawn. Nonstop action follows all day long, including King Cake giveaways, a bead and prize throw, crawdad boils, live music, a costumed parade and mask-making and face painting for kids.
2018 Schedule of Events
7am Mother of All Ascensions – uphill race
3pm Bead Toss
4pm Parade on the Mall
Description of Events
- Uphill Race
- Kick of "Fat Tuesday" with a competition of the most extravagent Mardi Gras costumes in the Mother of All Ascensions, a challenging uphill race with a 2,072 feet vertical rise. The race starts at 7am sharp from the bottom of Fanny Hill and goes up to Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant. $15,000 in prizes will be awarded for such categories as best time, worst time, and best costume, so don’t forget your boa! Register at www.snowfusion.com
- Bead Throw and King Cake Giveaway
- Over 24,000 beads will be thrown into the crowds.
- Get ready for the wackiest parade in the mountains as kings and queens, mountain jesters, jugglers, jokers, and feather-festooned fools strut their stuff or flit their float through the Snowmass Village mall. Bagpipes, the Glenwood Springs Marching Band, the Basalt Dance Troupe, which won fourth at the state championships, and more will all dazzle the crowds. Parade is open both to floats and costumed folks.
Snowmass Mardi Gras Lodging
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