Season Ends for Aspen/Snowmass

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 18, 2012 1:57 pm

 Aspen/Snowmass ended their official season this past weekend with excellent conditions and the much-anticipated 5th annual Schneetag.  With 13 inches falling on Sunday, it was a bittersweet goodbye to winter. Everyone was enjoying the fresh powder.

Dog Playing in Snow at Snowmass

Aspen Closing Day: Chris Klug

Schneetag took over the slopes on Saturday as teams tried to float across a giant pond on their homemade crafts.  Here are the final results:

1st Place – Aspen’s Vagabond Express Bus featuring John Peckler, Kari Lyche, Taylor Preusch and Mikie Eaton winning a trip to the ESPN Summer X Games in Los Angeles.

2nd Place – Party Rockers featuring Katrina DeVore, Leah Fielding, Lauren Bullard and Meredith McKee winning tickets to a Colorado Rockies game.

3rd Place – Sexy and I Know It featuring Jaila Jafarabadi, Max Goldak, Mitch Darnton and Tina Donapel winning tickets to Rock Jam in Grand Junction.

Schneetag Team Sexy and I Know It

Ten teams of four piloted their creations down a slope by Spider Sabich Race Arena at the base of the superpipe on Snowmass and attempted to float across a 40×100 foot pond.  Each group had a theme and was required to perform a skit before they started their descent down the hill.  If it sounds hilarious, imagine being there to watch it.  Consideration was given to creativity, skit performance, craft construction, and  course-riding success when choosing the winners.  It was endlessly entertaining and a great end to the season. 

Photo credit: Jeremy Swanson