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Doc Eason Makes Magic As Snowmass’ Resident Magician

Courtesy Doc Eason
Doc Eason first landed behind the bar as a magician at the Tower Restaurant in Snowmass in 1977. Since then, he’s performed at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and at venues around the world.";s:

Doc Eason has been a Snowmass staple for visitors and locals for over four decades. His card tricks and sleight of hand magic delighted audiences at the Tower Restaurant’s bar until it closed in 2004, and he took his act to the StoneBridge Inn, where he performed right up until the pandemic shutdowns last March. He’s performed at venues and parties around the world, and has been named the Magician of the Year by Hollywood’s Magic Castle five times. According to Eason, the magic behind his act is connecting with audiences throughout the course of his career.

“It’s the people that I have met over the years, some of them for the last 40 years,” said Eason. “They were there the first season I was there.”

Now in his 70s, Eason said it’s too risky to perform during the pandemic. He’s been using his time to write a book about his years performing bar magic called “Cocktails and Doc Tales.” His path to finding his way to Snowmass, and magic, is a type of alchemy all its own. He spoke to arts and culture reporter Kirsten Dobroth about his years of magic and memories in Snowmass.

Kirsten was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has called Colorado home since 2008. She moved to Vail the day after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. Before relocating to Basalt in 2020, she also spent a year living in one of Aspen’s sister cities, Queenstown, New Zealand.
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