Aspenites love to challenge themselves with a good uphill race. And they also love a good party after racing, so the return of the Mother of All Ascensions Mardi Gras uphill satisfies everyone! At 7am on Tuesday, February 17, the annual race takes off from the base of Fanny Hill in Snowmass and ends at Gwyn's High Alpine 2,073 vertical feet later. More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded, including best costumes - it is Fat Tuesday, after all. Details at (250) 266-0022. And don't forget your Mardi Gras beads!