Mardi Gras rolls on in Snowma

Mardi Gras celebrations will occur today below sea level in New Orleans, 

as well as more than 8,000 feet above it in Snowmass Village.

“We have thousands — thousands — of beads,” Sara Stookey Sanchez, Snowmass 

Tourism public relations manager, said Monday (also known as Lundi Gras).

Mardi Gras, specifically Fat Tuesday, celebrations have occurred each year in Snowmass Village for four decades.

According to “The Story of Snowmass,” by Paul Andersen,

the first Mardi Gras celebration in Snowmass Village took place