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Ready, Set, Get Cookin

Photo by Kimberly Trembearth

Photo by Kimberly Trembearth

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.

Thecook-off will be divided into green and red categoriesandinclude 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-Basins website with all the details.

A-Basins 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; dont put the gear away yet!