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Gondola Plaza Construction

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As the ski season comes to a close, the construction season begins. For visitors to Aspen, please note that on Monday, April 21, the city is starting an improvement project on the Gondola Plaza intersection on Durant Street, across from the Aspen Square Hotel. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, and the intersection of Durant and Hunter will be closed for the duration of the work, scheduled to be completed in early June. For details, contact the Engineering Department at (970) 920-5080.

The 80s Are Calling in Snowmass!

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If you've been missing the fabulous fashion styles of the 1980s, have we got an event for you! On April 20, Snowmass is hosting an 80s Beach Party and Spring Fling in Base Village. Don your favorite mullet, slide on your leg warmers and get ready to boogie from 4-7pm, to the 80s band Ronnie Raygun and the Big Eighties. Details for the entire closing day extravaganza can be found at

Schneetag at Snowmass!


You have a little over a week to prepare for the 7th annual Schneetag closing day competition at Snowmass on April 20. Schneetag is German for "snow day" and this ridiculously silly event pits teams of four who drive a human-powered vehicle down the Spider Sabich slope, over a jump and into a 75 x 20 foot pond. If this sounds like your kind of fun, you'll need to get cracking on building your "vehicle" and coercing three friends to join you. For details on how you can sign up, visit

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