As the dust settles, and the post-party depression sinks in, another Snowdown winter celebration has come and gone, leaving us with blurry visions of monsters, street creatures, and demented, late-night party animals. Heres a glimpse of a few Snowdown classics, sure to spark fond memories from faded weekend memory banks.

Pilot Bob Mass and his crew inflate their hot air balloon during
the Mass Ascension in the Animas Valley on Saturday morning. A hot air ballon cracks a mischievous smile in the Animas Valley
on Saturday morning. Crowds gather behind Gazpachos on Saturday. Kodiak keeps his cool during the canine fashion show. A hodge-podge of local musicians serenade the crowd with a cover
from Star Wars during the hula hoop competition at Gazpachos Always a crowd-pleaser, fire erupts from the back of a semi
truck trailor during Friday evenings Snowdown Parade.


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