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Time for The Meeting, of Snowfilled Minds


September 29-October 1, the Wheeler Opera House and Aspen/Snowmass present The Meeting, a premier gathering of snowsport filmmakers, athletes, sponsors, media and the fans of winter, one and all.

This seventh installation of The Meeting features the NEPSA Video Awards, as well, where athletes and filmmakers strut their talent and compete for cash prizes for their work.

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2nd Annual Wapiyapi Classic, featuring Lance Armstrong

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The 2nd Annual Roche Constructors Wapiyapi Classic is up next, coming to Aspen September 25. The course includes scenic 25 and 50-mile routes, heading out and back to Paepcke Park, throughout the splendor of the changing colors of the season.

Wapiyapi is a non-profit organization which provides hope and support to families affected by childhood cancer, and 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit Wapiyapi. The race's top fundraisers will collect huge prizes and hoopla, to be sure.

Snowmass Balloon Festival keeps time with Snowmass Wine Festival


Wine, hot air balloons and a four-course dinner to celebrate - September brings some splendid reasons to stay around town.

This Friday, the Artisan Restaurant features a kick-off wine dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, get up early to see the sky dotted with colors and textures, as the hot air balloons take off and hover over the weekend's festivities.

Enjoy the Snowmass Wine Festival, with a grand tasting from 1-5 p.m. on the Snowmass Village Mall, and samplings of over 300 regional blends.

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