The Bud Light Spring Jam kicked off with 9 inches of powder and bluebird skies awaiting skiers and riders this past Friday morning, March 18, followed by a free Core Party concert in downtown Aspen featuring indie rock phenomenon, Broken Social Scene.
The 12th Annual KickAspen Big Air on Saturday night gathered a huge crowd as a laundry list of talented skiers and snowboarders entertained under the lights by hucking off of a 70 foot jump at the base of Aspen Mountain. Final results are below.
Photo: Aspen/Snowmass – Jeremy Swanson
1st place – Joe Shuster from Vernon, BC, Canada sealed first with a dub 12 mute taking home $2,000.
2nd place – Dave Van Attta from Durango, Colo. took second also with dub 12 mute winning $1,000. Van Atta also won Crowd Favorite via text in voting and won an Alienware laptop.
3rd place – Stephen Smith of Aspen, Colo. took third with a 720 tail blunt grab winning $500.
1st place – Simen Neraker from Baerumes Verk, Norway sealed first with a cab 10 melon taking home $2,000. Neraker also won Crowd Favorite via text in voting and won an Alienware laptop.
2nd place – Wylie Adams from Carbondale, Colo. took second with a cab 9 taking home $1,000.
3rd place – John Hemminger from Basalt, Colo., placed third with a back 7 winning $500.
Spring Jam continues this upcoming weekend, March 25 – 27 and registration is still open for all events. See below for a complete schedule or visit www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam.
Pepper – March 25, 8 p.m., Base of Aspen Mountain
PEPPER, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman, bassist/vocalist Bret Bollinger and drummer Yesod Williams, will be closing out this year’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series on March 25 at the base of Aspen Mountain. Formed in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1997, PEPPER, is known to mix their rock “shock and ah” flare, along with their mellow island rhythm roots to create their own truly diverse sound.
Fallen Friends Memorial Event at Aspen Highlands – March 26, 12 p.m.
The 3rd annual Fallen Friends memorial event will gather teams of two to five to compete in a course of jumps, bumps and park features on Scarlett’s Run at Aspen Highlands. The event will feature a DJ, announcers and food and drink specials on the deck of the Merry-Go-Round. Teams are encouraged to dress in a costume and incorporate a common theme. All the proceeds from the event will benefit an Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) scholarship fund in honor of local fallen friends over the past few years. Registration will be available at the base of Highlands from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on the day of the event.
Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls at Aspen Highlands – March 27, 2011, 10 a.m.
Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls will be back for the fourth year and features teams of two racing against each other to ski/ride the many bowls of Aspen Highlands as fast as they can. On a course designed by Aspen/Snowmass athlete Chris Davenport, the teams can take any route they desire as long as they complete every run listed on the course. Flaik GPS devices will track the athletes as they charge across the mountain. Each team’s final time is a collective average of its members’ times. Last year’s winning team finished the course in 3 hours and 4 minutes. Registration is still open, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/battle to register.