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Inaugural Chili Cook-Off

1st place wins $500

Saturday, March 31, 2012

For Immediate Release                                         

Media Contact:  Leigh Hierholzer

(970) 513-5767 

Arapahoe Basin presents its

Inaugural Chili Cook-off – May 19, 2012

1st place Wins $500


Arapahoe Basin, CO – April 28, 2012   Arapahoe Basin will be hosting its inaugural Chili Cook-off on Saturday, May 19, 2012.  A-Basin is currently looking for the best chili chefs in town to win $500 for the overall best chili title.


The cook-off will be divided into green and red categories and include prizes for 1st place overall and 2nd and 3rd place for each of the categories. A People's Choice winner will also be chosen.  Judging criteria is based on taste, presentation and creativity.

The event will take place in the base area from noon until 4:00 p.m.  Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon will be entertaining the crowd with a free concert from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Special tasting packages will be available for $20 to include 15 chili tastings and three 12 oz beers.

Think your chili is the best in Summit County, why not enter the competition? Download a registration form on A-Basin’s website with all the details.   begin_of_the_skype_highlighting

A-Basin’s first Chili Cook-off is sponsored by Sobieski Vodka and Sierra Nevada.  For additional participation and registration information please contact A-Basin at 888-ARAPAHOE or visit


A-Basin has plenty of top to bottom spring skiing and riding; don’t put the gear away yet!