Dieter Schindler,General Manager of the Elk Camp Restaurant was our first No Pay DJ and he talked about, his 1st Annual Surf & Snow Beach Party starts Saturday morning at 11:30, and the dance party part goes til about 3:30, before a “North American Record Attempt” swimsuit ski-down, from Elk Camp to Base Village.

 (at the top of the gondola (not the skittles gondola by Venga Venga) on Snowmass.  He says the party will continue there.)

Snowmass celebrates the end of the 2016/2017 ski season with Spring Fling – a beach themed closing day bash starting on-mountain and ending in Snowmass Village. Snowmass’ Spring Fling closing celebrations takes place on April 15th, the day before Snowmass’ closing day on April 16th. The closing day festivities include a Surf & Snow Party at Elk Camp, live music at Venga Venga and Gwyn’s High Alpine, a Spring Fling Beach Party in Base Village, après specials, and end of season deals from local retailers.

“Spring Fling” – Closing Day Celebration Schedule:

11:30am – 3:30pm Surf & Snow Party at Elk Camp: Start the closing day celebrations at Elk Camp Restaurant. Elk Camp features a dance party with DJ Naka G, free leis, volleyball, drink specials, a taco bar, margarita bike blenders, giveaways, and much more. The event culminates with a Swimsuit Ski Down at 3:30pm. The inaugural Snowmass Swimsuit Ski Down will test the waters for future swimsuit ski downs, with the goal to eventually break the record for the largest swimsuit ski down in North America.

12:00pm – 6:00pm Live Music at Venga Venga: Venga Venga hosts live music on the patio from noon
to 6:00pm along with après specials.

1:00pm – 3:00pm Live Music by Berkel Beats at Gwyn’s High Alpine: Gwyn’s features cocktail specials to enjoy alongside music by Berkel Beats on the patio all afternoon.

3:00pm – 7:00pm: Spring Fling Beach Party in Base Village: Continue the celebration with the Spring Fling Beach Party in Base Village, starting at 3:00pm. Base Camp hosts a dueling DJ dance party with Berkel Beats and DJ Naka G, complete with a real sand dance floor, beach balls, palm trees, and more. In addition, the party includes a pig roast cook-off featuring chefs from Base Camp, 8K, Slice, and Mountain Bayou. The pig roast is donation only, with donations benefiting Challenge Aspen. The party also includes local vendors and a Kids Beach Fun Zone, complete with bounce house and entertainers.

Snowmass Village Retail & Restaurant Specials:
81615 T-Shirt & Gift– Select items up to 30% off
Ajax Supply – Winter clearance items up to 30% off
Aspen Sports – 30%-40% off sale items
Christy Sports – Up to 40% off sale items and 85% of select demo skis
D&E – 20%-40% off sale items
EnJay Boutique – Select items on sale
Four Mountain Sports – Sidewalk sale 20-40%
Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods – 40% off clothing
Gorsuch – 50%-70% off sale items
Local Color/Local Rebel – Select items on sale; spend $50 and receive $20 toward a future purchase
The North Face – 30%-40% off sale items
Big Hoss Grill – Hosting a “Customer Appreciation Day” on Monday, April 17th. Help clean out the fridge, freezer, and bar!
New Belgium Ranger Station – Featuring “Burger & a Beer” specials
Patagonia – All gloves 40% off
Performance Ski – 50% off winter jackets and pants
Quiksilver – Up to 40% off winter clothing
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – 40% overstock sale
Sidewinder Sports – Select items on sale
Snowmass Sports – 20%-40% off select items
Snowmass T-shirt Company – 50% off select items
Snowmass Trading Company – 50% off select items
Stay Tuned Ski & Sports – Demo skis on sale from $150-$350
Sundance Liquor & Gifts – End of season sale items
Sunglass Panache – 20% off store-wide
Sunset Ski – All rental demo skis and boards 50% off; all 2016-2017 skis and boards 40% off
Ricard by Viceroy – Featuring drink specials
Slopeside Lanes — Offering $3 draft beer, $4 cans of beer, $5 well drinks, 20% off pizza, and $4 bowling after 9:30pm