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Mardis Gras madness has just about begun. There will be plenty of bead-throwin’, boob-flashin’, and beer-swillin’ fun to be had here in Denver, but if you’re feeling the call of fresh powder, Vail has a crazy weekend scheduled.

Skip the goggles and grab a mask for the Mountain Dew Verticle Challenge, or hit the town for bar specials at the Tap Room (hurricanes, beads, t-shirts, cajun food) or the Lion’s Den, where your $10 Mondo Hurricane means you can keep the glass (or pay $15 and they’ll throw in a pair of women’s panties. Um, ick?). Street festivals, zydeco music, a high country crawfish boil, gumbo cookoff, Mardi Gras parade: you name it, they have it planned. The fun starts Saturday, and will surely end with red beer breakfasts on Wednesday morning.

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Before you go, hit the Wizard’s Chest in Cherry Creek North to stockpile your masks and beads, and if you’re really in the spirit, snag a purple, green and gold feather boa.

Lassez les bons temps roulez!

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