Snowmass Ski Area celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Golden Gala and Retro Ski Party, saluting a milestone for the ski resort by bringing together its present-day champions and original trailblazers.
THE PARTY The Golden Gala took over the Viceroy Snowmass ballroom for a spirited celebration of Snowmass Ski Area’s 50th anniversary. A retro costume party at Elk Camp Restaurant the previous night got people into the throwback spirit, and revelers changed out of their vintage skiwear and into proper gala attire for the more festive fete. THE GUESTS Heather McDonald, Stein Eriksen, Mike Kaplan THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner and captured the evening with Douglas Elliman’s photo booth. A panel of six ski instructors told stories of how they came to Snowmass. There were a total of 15 original Snowmass ski instructors from 1967 in attendance, including one who flew in from Germany for the occasion. Guests enjoyed the video, Snowmass: 50 Years of Mountain Spirit and toasted to the next 50 years.
Photos courtesy of Snowmass Tourism