2015 Snowmass Balloon Festival & Snowmass Wine Festival

Events, Snowmass Events

September in Snowmass Village is all about fall foliage, hot air balloons, and wine tastings. Visit this Rocky Mountain destination this month, and check out the Snowmass Balloon Festival and the Snowmass Wine Festival.

Fun in the Air

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Participate in a Snowmass Village tradition, now in its 40th year―the Snowmass Balloon Festival. This annual event is a blast for everyone, from the hot air balloon pilots to the children gazing open-mouthed at the hot air balloons taking their shape on the ground, and then, lifting off into the blue skies.

On Friday, September 18, don’t miss the Carter Memorial Colorado Rat Race, a hot air balloon competition that involves 30 hot air balloons on a race course that spans the entire length of the Roaring Fork Valley!

Then, on Saturday, September 19, head to Fanny Hill for the Saturday Evening Glow Show. The hot air balloon pilots put on a fun, synchronized “glow show” using their balloon burners. The Glow Show will be from 7:45 – 9:00 pm.

Check out the hot air balloons at the Snowmass Balloon Festival from September 18 – 20, 2015.

Great Wines, Great Views

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At the annual Snowmass Wine Festival, attendees can mix and mingle with fellow wine connoisseurs; and for anyone wanting to learn more about how to select reds and whites for an upcoming dinner party, this mountain wine fest is the place to acquire some basic sommelier skills.

The fun beings on Friday, September 18 with the Wine Dinner at the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel. This year’s four-course feast will explore New Zealand wineries. Tickets are $135 each.

On Saturday, September 19, the Grand Tasting will be held at the Snowmass Town Park from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Walk around the Tasting grounds from vintner booth to vintner booth, and discover a new favorite vintage or two.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $95 at the door.

Turn your weekend into a longer stay, and experience more of Snowmass.

Why spend a weekend in the mountains when there’s so much to enjoy?

Extend your vacation to a week or longer, and stay in one of our Snowmass vacation rentals.* We offer a variety of Snowmass condos and vacation home rentals, and can accommodate any group size―small or large.

Contact Alpine Property today to book your Snowmass vacation rental. You can reach us by phone at 1-800-543-0839, or by email. We look forward to helping you plan your vacation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

*We have a 7-night minimum for vacation rental reservations.

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