Are You Spirited?

Snowdown’s Most Fun & Elegant Event

2020 marks the 26th anniversary of La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s Colorado Craft Spirits for Conservation annual Colorado Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting Party with Silent Auction, one of the most fun and elegant events of Durango’s Snowdown Winter Celebration. That’s cause to celebrate. So are Southwest Colorado’s spectacular landscapes and the Conservancy’s work since 1992 to preserve them. That’s why we’ve been celebrating for 26 years.

No matter how cold it is outside on the evening of January 30, we expect it to be hot inside Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, our great venue again this year. That’s the result of a sell-out crowd celebrating Southwest Colorado’s spectacular landscapes while enjoying Mutu’s special menu featuring fine Italian cuisine prepared with local Sunnyside Meats, mouth-watering truffles provided by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Colorado craft spirits distilled by the good people at Durango-based Durango Craft Spirits and Honey House Distillery, Peach Street Distillers from Palisade, plus locally-produced gin from Farmington’s Three Rivers Brewstillery. And don’t worry beer or wine enthusiasts, we have you covered too with donated Ska Brewing beer and wine provided by Ignacio’s own Foxfire Farms and Animas Wine and Spirits.

Honey House Distillery

If you want to be part of this fun and rewarding event, you’d better act quickly to reserve your spot (we maintain a list rather than issuing paper tickets), as we’re sure it will sell out faster than in previous years. Look for the Purchase Snowdown Admission buttons to access our online reservation and sales system. If the tempting edibles and libations don’t get you excited, maybe some of the incredible silent auction and raffle items will. You can see a partial, and growing, listing of them below. Check back often. This year we have some new and incredible experiences that may become yours with some luck.

You can come in black tie. You can keep with this year’s Snowdown theme of “Rock’n’Roll” and come dressed as your favorite Rock’n’roller. You can come in any type of attire you’d like. Just come and be you, and celebrate the Conservancy’s rich history of land conservation success, all while helping to ensure its future is even brighter.


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