Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., March 22, 2010 – The 10th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam kicked off in style this past Friday, March 19 at the KickAspen Big Air at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Thousands of spectators watched on as the best regional athletes – including Aspen/Snowmass Athletes Peter Olenick and Matt Walker – threw down tricks under the lights off of an 80 foot jump. Results and prize money are as follows:
1st place – Alex Schlopy – $2,000
2nd place – John Spriggs – $1,000
3rd place – Aspen/Snowmass Athlete Matt Walker – $500
1st place – Joe Mango – $2,000
2nd place – Jezmond Dubeau – $1,000
3rd place – Ricki Bates – $500
Vampire Weekend rocked downtown Aspen the following day, Saturday, March 20 playing a free show for a crowd of 4,000 at the annual free CORE Party concert. Vampire Weekend fans came from all over the region, as this was one of the only stops on their tour that was not sold out.
Taking place earlier that day, Saturday, March 20, was the second annual Fallen Friends memorial event featuring teams of two to five competing on a course of jumps, bumps and park features on Scarlett’s Run at Aspen Highlands. Teams donated money to the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) scholarship fund in honor of fallen friends over the past few years. Over 20 teams came out to compete. Here are the results:
1st place – The Servers featuring Johnny Love, Adam Moszynski, Chris Carmichael, Kiffor Berg and Justin Addisson.
2nd place – Hells Angels featuring Oliver Bachrach, Chace Demuelar, John Cody and Moris Hogan
3rd place – Buddies Mafia featuring Blake Axelson, Madison Bailey, Zach Mobilian and Wylie Adams
Sunday, March 21 featured a free show by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals bringing out a crowd of 1,400 to Snowmass base village.
Spring Jam festivities continue this upcoming weekend, March 26 – 28 and registration for both Schneetag and Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls is still open. To register, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam.
FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, March 26 featuring The Greyboy Allstars
Southern California based funk/jam band, The Greyboy Allstars, will rock the base of Aspen Mountain for FREE on Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Terrain Park Boot Camp – Continues Again This Weekend – Saturday & Sunday – 27 & 28 – 12-3 p.m.
The Terrain Park Boot Camp is an entry level terrain park that will be set up on Fanny Hill at Snowmass. Aspen/Snowmass athletes and other spotlight riders will coach beginners (13 and up) how to safely slide a rail, hit a box and throw a trick. From children to parents, this is open to anyone interested in learning the ropes of the terrain park. It will be open from 12-3 p.m. on March 20 & 21, 27 & 28.
Schneetag – March 27 – 1-3 p.m.
Hold on tight for the hilarious third annual Schneetag event (pronounced Shnee Tog) at Snowmass. Teams of four are invited to create a craft that will slide down the slope just below the Snowmass superpipe above Spider Sabich and attempt to soar over a 75×20 foot pond. 1st Place wins a complimentary trip to the ESPN X Games in Los Angeles this summer. 2nd place wins Bud Light tickets to a professional sporting event in Denver. 3rd place will take away new skis or snowboards courtesy of High Society. Not competing but want to watch? Come enjoy lunch at Spider Sabich and watch this entertaining event unfold.
Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls – March 28 – 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The third annual Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls event, features teams of two using Flaik GPS devices to track how skilled each duo is at skiing the many bowls of Aspen Highlands. This year there will be three divisions: competitive ski, competitive snowboard and overall non-competitive. Interested athletes can register online at www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam.
There’s no better time to visit with skiing/lodging packages starting at $114/day and lodging deals starting at $37.50 in Aspen. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/deals or call 800-525-6200.