Chili cooks from all over the Southwest will converge in beautiful Snowmass Village, Colorado for two days of competition, Friday, June 13th and Saturday June 14th. With stunning 14,000 foot mountain peaks set as the backdrop, Snowmass Mammoth Fest features two ICS (International Chili Society) sanctioned chili competitions and tastings for festival attendees, on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Categories of chili include Salsa, Green Chili and Red Chili. Thousands of dollars in prize money will go to a few select winners as well as the coveted honor to participate in the International Chili Society (ICS) World Championships held each fall in a select U.S. city. Come take part in the fun and compete for the best Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsas each day!

Two complimentary weekend passes per registration for cooks to enjoy music and beer tastings! After the cook-offs, enjoy the music all weekend long in Snowmass Town Park with a Grand Beer Tasting on Saturday featuring 25+ microbreweries.

Friday is our “Chili showcase day” where there will be chili to taste, music to dance to and beer and wine for purchase. On Friday the mall will be licensed for alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages so you can enjoy your favorite drinks while strolling between the chili and music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Snowmass Mall businesses on Saturday. The chili events are family friendly and FREE to the public. Don’t miss out on the “local’s favorite” festival of the year and Snowmass’ Colorado kickoff to the summer.


Friday, June 13th – Chili cooking begins at 2:00pm and ends at 5:00pm followed by a tasting open to the public

Saturday, June 14th – Chili cooking begins at 9:00am and ends at 1:00pm. Chili tasting begins at 12:00pm.


Snowmass Mall - Snowmass, Colorado

Types of Chili: Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsa

Think You Have What it Takes to Win?

Anyone can participate in the chili cook-off! All you have to do is be a member of the International Chili Society and submit a cook-off application on our website. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Chili Competition Prizes (both days):

Red Chili

1st place - $600

2nd place - $300

3rd place - $150

Green Chili

1st place - $250

2nd place - $125

3rd place - $75


1st place - $100

2nd place - $75

3rd place - $50

People’s Choice


All six Snowmass winners advance to the ICS World Championship this October and compete for $40,000 in prize money. Rookie/new cooks are very welcome and in the past, first-time cooks have taken 1st place.


The chili cook registration will be available on February 1st at 10:00am (MST). Application found here:

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