Buttermilk closing day will be BAD – in the best sense of the word – as Bacon Appreciation Day is back for the third year in a row. The 3rd Annual Bacon Appreciation Day, featuring bacon snacks and samples all day long, including bacon waffles, bacon samples, sundaes with bacon sprinkles and a bacon and beer happy hour, will take place on closing day, Sunday, April 7. The day culminates with a rail jam at the base, then the Bacon Bartender’s Brawl, with music from DJ Ronnie.
Buttermilk will host its final Rail Jam this Sunday, closing day. The Rail Jam will take place at the rail garden at Buttermilk from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Competition is open to skiers and snowboarders. Registration is open online and will be $30. The format will be 30 minute jam sessions and then 10 -15 minute finals for the top 5 on either side. To register visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/buttermilk-rail-jams.
Sunday, April 7 – Bacon Appreciation Day and Buttermilk Rail Jam
9:00 a.m. – Bacon Waffles at the Summit (top of Summit Express)
11:30 a.m. – Bacon Samplers around the mountain at Bottom of West, Main, Tiehack lifts, No Problem Cabin and Patrol Headquarters
Lunch hour – Bacon specials at Cliffhouse and Bumps restaurants
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Rail Jam
2:30 p.m. – Ice Cream Sundaes with bacon sprinkles at the Beach at Bumps; Bacon & Beer Happy hour at Bumps featuring DJ Ronnie
4:00 p.m. – Bartender’s Brawl – Aspen Skiing Company bartenders duke it out to make the best bacon inspired cocktail. Purchase 5 tickets to sample each drink (5 bartenders) for $15 and vote for your favorite
**Cost associated with lunches, Happy Hour and Bartenders Brawl. All other bacon items are free – while supplies last.
Brainstorm a craft and get ready for the 6th Annual Schneetag on closing day at Snowmass Sunday, April 14. Aspen Mountain will also close April 14 and Closing Day at Aspen Highlands is Sunday, April 21. For more information visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/schneetag.