CHILI REGISTRATION

The Snowmass Mammoth Fest features two ICS (International Chili Society) sanctioned chili competitions and tastings for our festival attendees, on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Categories of chili include Salsa, Green (Verde) Chili and Red Chili. Click HERE for a complete description of the 3 chili categories and cook-off rules. The winners each day of each category qualify for entry into the 2014 World Championships this October.

Red Chili: any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, with the exception of BEANS and PASTA which are strictly forbidden.

Chili Verde: any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with green chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, with the exception of BEANS and PASTA which are strictly forbidden. 

Salsa: must be homemade by the contestant whose name and ICS # appear on the contestant application. It may be brought to the site that day or it may be prepared at the cook-off.

Chili Competition Prizes:

  • $600 purse - 1st Place - Red Chili Division
    • $300 purse - 2nd Place - Red Chili Division
    • $150 purse - 3rd Place - Red Chili Division
    • Ribbon - People's Choice Award
  • $250 purse - 1st Place - Green Chili Division
    • $125 purse - 2nd Place - Green Chili Division
    • $75 purse - 3rd Place - Green Chili Division
  • $100 purse - 1st Place - Salsa Division
    • $75 purse - 2nd Place - Salsa Division
    • $50 purse - 3rd Place - Salsa Division
  • All 1st place winners advance to ICS World Championships
  • 2 complimentary weekend passes per registration for cooks to enjoy music and Grand beer tasting!

In all cases, the COOK is cooking for a panel of judges vs to their own individual taste. All six Snowmass winners advance to the World's Championship this October and compete for $40,000 in prize money. Rookie/new cooks are very welcome and in fact two cooks won for their first time two years ago in Snowmass.

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