Getting Rowdy at the Snowmass Rodeo

Rodeo fans big and small, saddle up for some real Colorado fun!

It's time for the summer tradition of Western Wednesdays at the 39th annual Snowmass Rodeo from June 13 - August 15, 2012. The price is right at $18 for adults, $10 for kids ages 11-15 and free for kids 10 and under. Located at the Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds, which is only eight minutes from your Aspen luxury condo at  The Timbers Club at Snowmass, Owners can take advantage of the on-site valet service so they can get to and from the rodeo with ease and style. For those staying at Dancing Bear Aspen just down the road, Owners enjoy rides to and from the Wednesday events as well, a popular pastime for families and rodeo fans.

The Snowmass Western Heritage Association makes every effort to keep the rodeo historically accurate. You'll feel like you've been transported back to the 1890s, as silver was becoming a booming business in nearby Aspen, and ranchers started flocking to the area.

Check out this don't-miss list for this year's weekly rodeo event:

Before the Rodeo (5-7 p.m.):

Lil' buckaroos enjoy the pre-rodeo fun drummed up just for them. This rip-roarin' good time includes a petting zoo, pony rides for $10, a bucking mechanical bull ride for $7, a moonwalk bouncy house for $5 and even roping lessons! Kids ages 4-12 try their hand at the Calf Scramble, and the 5-7 crowd gives Mutton Bustin' a shot.

Big buckaroos can shop for local art, jewelry and Western-wear while the kids play, then enjoy BBQ chicken and ribs courtesy of Aspen's Hickory House. And yep, there's even a full bar at the saloon.

At the Rodeo (7-8:30 p.m.):

The rodeo kicks off with flair as cowboys and cowgirls enter the arena on their horses during the Entry Parade. A great time is to be had watching Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, harrowing Bull Riding (could you stay on for eight entire  seconds?) and finally Dally Ribbon Roping.

Post-Rodeo:

Simmer down with marshmallows roasted over an open fire during a Cowboy Singalong hosted by Twirp Anderson.

If the rodeo has you tuckered out on Thursday mornings, Owners at The Timbers Club might want to relax in one of the three hot tubs or get a massage.  Those bull riders wish they could lasso some of that!

For more information on all of the exciting activities available to you in the Aspen/Snowmass area, contact The Timbers Club concierge at concierge@timbersclub.com or 970.922.2400 or The Dancing Bear Aspen concierge at concierge@dancingbearaspen.com or 970.920.2500.