Snow can’t stop mountain picnickers |

Snow can’t stop mountain picnickers

Carolyn Pope
Special to the Daily Kate Sheldon, Steve Mairose, Greg Bartock and Doe Browning.

The snow was dumping out of the heavens, but spirits weren’t dampened at the Taste of Vail’s mountain top picnic.

The tents offering food weren’t as crowded as the really big tent which was warm and dry and had lots and lots of wine.

No one complained about the weather, anyway. The last two picnics were held under blue skies and balmy temperatures, and this year, any moisture is welcome.

Each year, the picnic is one of the highlights of the Taste of Vail festival. There’s not a whit of education – unless you ask. It’s just fun, food and the chance to share a glass of wine with friends, new or old.

This year, with variable skiing conditions, particularly after an event like this one, most chose to ride the gondola up and be transported to the picnic by snowcat.

Didn’t matter… the “B, B and B” for the older generation is always a hit.

Support Local Journalism