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Snowmass Announces Three New Major Summer Events

Snowmass Announces Three New Major Summer Events
Pigs, Mud, Men in Kilts, and much more!


SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO (January 20, 2015) Snowmass Tourism announces three new major summer events added to its already action-packed event lineup for 2015. The new events include two ticketed culinary events, Heritage Fire on Friday evening, June 19, an annual wood-fired meat feast featuring chefs and farmers working together to spotlight traditional outdoor cooking techniques. Grand Cochon, an epic pork feast featuring top chefs competing as they prepare whole animal heritage breed pigs on Saturday, June 20. The 52nd Colorado Scottish Festival makes its Snowmass debut on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Building on the popularity of Tough Mudder, the new summer event Mudderella, includes a world-class muddy obstacle course designed by women, for women, which will make its Colorado appearance in Snowmass on Saturday, August 22.

“2015 will feature our most robust lineup of events ever, creating excitement, vibrancy and an economic driver for our community,” said Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “We are bringing world-class events to our resort offering even more options for guests and locals alike.”

Heritage Fire is a culinary feast featuring a whole animal cooked in open fires. It will feature chefs and farmers working together in Base Village spotlighting traditional outdoor cooking techniques paired with curated wines, ice-cold brews, and crisp ciders. Heritage Fire is a collection of culinary champions cooking together for a crowd of meat and wine loving gourmands. The Grand Cochon is an epic pork feast featuring top chefs competing as they prepare whole heritage pigs. With winemakers, brewers, distillers and craft food makers, Grand Cochon creates an authentic culinary event while celebrating champions in the Good Food Movement. To purchase tickets for Heritage Fire and Grand Cochon, and for more information visit
In the tradition of Highland Games, the Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games, will come alive for two days in Snowmass. This renowned festival, now in its 52nd year, makes its Snowmass debut in 2015. Events range from non-stop Celtic Music, Scottish athletic competitions, highland dancers and bagpiping/drumming competitions, the dogs of the British Isles exhibition, a British car display to a parade of Irish Clans. Athletic events include traditional Celtic competitions such as the hammer throw, sheaf toss and a bonny knees contest. To find out more about the Scottish Games visit
Building on the success of Tough Mudder, Mudderella, is making its first Colorado appearance in Snowmass and consists of a 5 to 7 mile obstacle course designed by women, for women, bringing in approximately 5,000 participants. The Mudderella course features 12 to 15 unique obstacles such as a Break the Glass Ceiling, Hay Girl Hay and 50 Shades of Mud and is a fun athletic challenge designed to test all-around fitness. Participants go through the course at their own speed with opportunities to take breaks from running at each obstacle. To sign up or for more information on Mudderella, visit

“The addition of these three new major events make Snowmass an event leader in the Rocky Mountains,” said Fred Brodsky, Group Sales Director, Snowmass Tourism. “This massive summer lineup gives our guests even more reasons to visit in addition to all of our activities like mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and more.”

For more information on all the great 2015 Snowmass summer events, please visit:
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: For more Snowmass information or photos, contact Patsy Popejoy, Public Relations Manager, Snowmass Tourism, at or 970-922-2285.

Links to Photo Galleries:
Heritage Fire:
Grand Cochon: