12/15/2017 - 8:30pm to 12/17/2017 - 8:30pm
Events will be happening all season long but the anniversary kick-off weekend is scheduled to include the following events.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15:
- Post-skiing for less than $7, a "retro-themed" party with live entertainment will kick off at Elk Camp
- Fireworks over Fanny Hill
SATURDAY, DEC. 16:
- According to "The Story of Snowmass" history book by Paul Andersen, Banana Days included "wild and wacky events such as a scavenger hunt on the mountain, banana-eating contests, banana juggling, banana drink contests, a banana boat race, the Banana Ball Beach Party."
- Radio disc-jockeys would reveal clues for the on-mountain scavenger hunt,
- Scavenger hunt clues will be shared on social media
- On Saturday night, a 50th-anniversary golden gala will take place at The Viceroy. A 30-minute anniversary film will premiere at the gala.
SUNDAY, DEC. 17:
- Cabin Jump: The cabin, which skiers would launch off back in the day, will be temporarily rebuilt at the Spider Sabich Race Area.
- A community picnic also will take place on the mountain that afternoon.