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 www.gosnowmass.com.
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 www.aspensnowmass.com.
We are fortunate in Aspen to have the opportunity to attend terrific cultural events throughout the year. One of the most enjoyable of these events is Aspen Film's Shortsfest. A week-long celebration of short films that most people never have a chance to view. Shortsfest begins today at the Wheeler Opera House. Each program screens an hour and a half worth of films, none longer than 40 minutes and some as short as 90 seconds. Audiences vote on their favorites, which are announced at the end of the week. For details, visit www.aspenfilm.org.