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Would you like some bacon with that Buttermilk?

April 2, 2014, 11:15 am

Buttermilk closing day celebrates BACON with Bacon Appreciation Day for the fourth year in a row. The 4th Annual Bacon Appreciation Day, featuring bacon snacks and samples all day long, including bacon waffles, bacon samples, sundaes with bacon sprinkles and a bacon and beer happy hour, will take place on closing day, Sunday, April 6.

baconThe day culminates with the Smith Optics Grudgematch at the base at 2:30 p.m., then the Bacon Bartender’s Brawl.

Buttermilk will host the Smith Optics Grudge Match Rail Jam this Sunday, closing day. The Rail Jam will take place at the rail garden at Buttermilk from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Practice for athletes is from 2 – 2:30 p.m. The format is a head to head bracket style snowboard competition and the winner will take home $1000 and the top four will take home Smith gear. Register in person at Radio Boardshop at 400 E Hopkins Ave Aspen, CO 81611 or call (970) 925-9373. Registration is free.

Sunday, April 6 – Bacon Appreciation Day and Buttermilk Rail Jam

9:00 a.m. – Bacon Waffles at the Summit (top of Summit Express)

11:30 a.m. – Bacon Samplers around the mountain at Bottom of West, Main, Tiehack lifts, No Problem Cabin and Patrol Headquarters

12:30 p.m. – Bacon wrapped scallops at Patrol Headquarters

Lunch hour – Bacon specials at Cliffhouse and Bumps restaurants

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Smith Optics Grudge Match Rail Jam

2:30 p.m. – Bacon dessert at the Beach at Bumps; Bacon & Beer Happy hour at Bumps

3:30 p.m. – Kid’s games in the Base Area

4:00 p.m. – Bartender’s Brawl – Aspen Skiing Company bartenders duke it out to make the best bacon inspired cocktail.  Purchase 5 tickets to sample each drink (5 bartenders) for $15 and vote for your favorite

**Cost associated with lunches, Happy Hour and Bartenders Brawl.  All other bacon items are free – while supplies last.

Aspen Highlands will close on April 13 and Snowmass and Aspen Mountain the following weekend on April 20. Locals and guests are encouraged to brainstorm a craft and register for the 7th Annual Schneetag on closing day at Snowmass Sunday, April 20. For more information visit:

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