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WINTERSKÖL TORCHLIGHT DESCENT AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA SET FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Aspen/Snowmass, CO, January 7, 2014Aspen Mountain will be the site of a torchlight descent and fireworks display this Saturday, January 11 as part of Aspen’s Wintersköl celebration.

Skiers and snowboarders are invited to participate in the torchlight descent. Interested participants are asked to meet at the bottom of the Little Nell lift at 7:30 p.m.  Up to 150 people can participate — on a first-come, first-served basis. Children are welcome, those 12 and under will receive battery torches. All participants must sign a waiver.

It is recommended that riders and skiers wear old clothing, as real flares will be distributed to those over 12 years old. The torchlight descent begins at 8:00 p.m. down the Little Nell run, and will be immediately followed by a fireworks display at 8:15 p.m.  Aspen Skiing Company also recommends that participants wear helmets.

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.

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