Mardi Gras Comes to Vail and Beaver Creek
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Check out this awesome article about how Vail and Beaver Creek mountains celebrate Mardi Gras!
As presented in www.FirstLightSports.com
Mardi Gras otherwise known as Fat Tuesday is the high water mark of the calendar for partying, fun, and gaudy beads. While many may think New Orleans is the optimal place and holy ground to celebrate this pseudo-pagan holiday, I chose a higher ground, literally. Beaver Creek (BC) ski resort is over 2 miles higher in elevation, 11,440 ft. at its peak to be exact, than the Big Easy and is just a few short miles west of Vail Colorado. On my day skiing this elegant mountain I couldn't imagine a better time anywhere in world.
Never one to miss a trick, there were plenty of kitschy beads being handed out at the ticket counters and lift lines throughout the resort by the BC staffers. The normal N'Orlens "price" for these plastic one-day-treasures was not in play here in the 20 degree weather with everyone bundled up, but the BC folks did their best to make it a fun day for everyone. The sun was shining and the wind was subdued on a day when the sapphire blue Colorado sky called "come and play."
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