Welcome to SnOWBALL!

Welcome to Aether Aspen. Have a sweet meet-and-greet with our Aether friends. These guys are GREAT! You’ll meet your Snowball partner here probably hanging around the snowmobile. Once you’ve introduced yourselves, seal the deal with a loud high five (key is to focus on the elbow) and say SNOWBALL! Try it again but this time high five while you’re both in the air.


Okay the tough work is done. Relax, have a great drink. Ask about the marshmallow bow and arrows. Have one of the workers film a slow-mo western style stand off. You know, the ones where you’re back-to-back, take 5 steps and turn and shoot. The more dramatic the better. Really think about the angle at which the video is being shot. Post this video of yourselves on instagram and tag: @aetherapparel @messengeraspen @thesnowballparty #aspensnowball


Still have some time? Feel free to take turns reciting Hunter S. Thompson Quotes to each other...REMEMBER keep track of the time, Snowball is time sensitive. Open Clue #2 no earlier than 5:45 and try not to be any later than 5:45. You got this!




“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”


“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”


“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”


“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”


“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”


“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”


“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”


“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”


“The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”


“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”


“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”


“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”


“If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.”


“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”


“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”


“In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

“It never got weird enough for me.”


“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”


“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”


“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”


“There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.”