Aspen Mountain Closed the Season with Snowmass’ Annual Schneetag

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 15, 2013 11:21 am

Aspen, Colorado’s closing day proved to be a great one with up to a foot of snow for riders at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. Skiers and riders at Snowmass enjoyed 10 inches of fresh powder, Aspen Mountain had 12 inches and Aspen highlands had 11 inches within the last 24 hours.

 

1st Place %u2013 Silver Boom Bobsled Team featuring John Peckler, Kyle Scharf, Taylor Preusch and Kari Lyche. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

1st Place %u2013 Silver Boom Bobsled Team featuring John Peckler, Kyle Scharf, Taylor Preusch and Kari Lyche. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

 

Snowmass closed the season with their annual Schneetag event. This event is always entertaining as teams attempt to float across a giant pond in their own hand made crafts.

 

2nd Place %u2013 Ice Fisherman featuring Jeff Mortrude, Aaron James, Nick Berbenchuck and Dom Mistedin. Photo: Jeremy Sawnson.

2nd Place %u2013 Ice Fisherman featuring Jeff Mortrude, Aaron James, Nick Berbenchuck and Dom Mistedin. Photo: Jeremy Sawnson.

 

The 6th annual Schneetag event featured 11 teams of four. These teams needed to pilot their craft down a slope at the base of the superpipe on Snowmass by Spider Sabich Race Area and attempt to float across a 75 by 20 foot pond.

 

Teams piloted their craft down the slope and attempted to float across a 75 by 20 foot pond. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

Teams piloted their craft down the slope and attempted to float across a 75 by 20 foot pond. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

 

These themed teams performed skits before descending down the slope. Teams were judged on creativity, skit performance, craft construction and success in riding the course. Participants had the chance to win the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, concert tickets, Smith Optics goggles, Helly Hansen gear, local restaurant gift certificates and other great prizes.

 

Creativity, skit performance, craft construction and success in riding the course all contributed to team%u2019s final score. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

Creativity, skit performance, craft construction and success in riding the course all contributed to team%u2019s final score. Photo: Jeremy Swanson.

 

6th Annual Schneetag Results

 

1st Place – Silver Boom Bobsled Team featuring John Peckler, Kyle Scharf, Taylor Preusch and Kari Lyche

2nd Place – Ice Fisherman featuring Jeff Mortrude, Aaron James, Nick Berbenchuck and Dom Mistedine

3rd Place – Dope Strong featuring Davis Tuttle, Devon Hangey, Kyle Pfab and Tommy Piola

 

Aspen Highlands will close for the season Sunday, April 21. For more information visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/now.

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