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SPRING JAM UPDATE: KICKASPEN BIG AIR AND FALLEN FRIENDS RESULTS

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., March 16, 2014 –The first weekend of Spring Jam was packed with a Bud Light Hi-Fi concert featuring Cash'd Out in Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza followed by KickAspen Big Air and Fallen Friends. 

Kick Aspen Big Air ResultsIn the 15th annual KickAspen Big Air, the best regional ski and snowboard athletes competed under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain on Saturday evening. Forty competitors battled it out under the lights while spectators enjoyed DJ Naka G and a Bud Light Beer Garden.

"I couldn't be happier to take home the win at one of my favorite hometown big air events," says Charlie Lasser, member of the Aspen/Snowmass ski team and 2014 KickAspen Big Air ski champion.

Ski:1st place – Charlie Lasser took first taking home $2,000.
2nd place – Nate Berkel took second and won $1,000.
3rd place – Billy Waller took third winning $500. 

Sick Trix Best Trick Award - Matt Bradwah - $500

Snowboard:1st place – Justin Morgan sealed first taking home $2,000.
2nd place – Brendan Davis took second taking home $1,000.
3rd place – Davis Johnson placed third winning $500.

Sick Trix Best Trick Award - Dave Van Atta - $500

Fallen Friends ResultsLocals came out to compete in the 6th annual Fallen Friends event at Aspen Highlands on Sunday, March 16 to honor fellow skiers and riders that have been lost in recent years.  Teams competed in a course of jumps, bumps and park features on Scarlett’s Run at Aspen Highlands, while dressing in themed costumes to raise money for the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club’s scholarship foundation. Team Without a Paddle took home the win under sunny skies for the fourth consecutive year.

1st place –Without a Paddle – Theme: Whitewater Rafting Featuring Wylie Adams, Blake Axelson and Brandon Rohrbaugh

2nd place – Fab Five – Theme: Men in Leotards - Featuring Packy and Ben Westfeldt, Michael and Peter Olenick and Ryan Odell

3rd place – Delivery Boys – Theme: Delivering Dominos and Excellence to You -  Featuring Charlie Campisi, Axel Livingston, Tristan Feinberg, Will Brown and Jake Bozza

Other Winning Categories included:

Best Slasher - Mike Emerson

Best Method - Kris Olson

Most People in the Air at One Time – Team Bear Hunters featuring Zach Storens, Gianni Tullio, Cassidy Jarell and Brevitt Livingston

Biggest Air of the Day - Charlie Lasser (2014 Kick Aspen Champion)

Most Cosacks – Team BA Skiers featuring Wilson Maythen, Max Brenninger, Matty Dillis, Jacob Power Smith and Blake Thomas

Most Flippy - Logan Walker

Trick of the Day - Logan Jackson

Best Costumes - Hulkamania

Best Legs - Fab 5 featuring Packy and Ben Westfeldt, Michael and Peter Olenick and Ryan Odell

Bud Light Spring Jam is in full swing in Aspen/Snowmass and the rest of the spring continues to offers a host of events, most of which are free and open to the public to watch.  On-mountain competitions, concerts and parties will keep guests entertained nearly every week for the rest of the season. Week two of Spring Jam brings a Bud Light Hi-Fi Core party featuring Beats Antique, an inaugural Banked Slalom event at Snowmass and the Battle in the Bowls at Highlands.

Aspen/Snowmass would like to thank the Bud Light Spring Jam sponsors:  Bud Light, Helly Hansen, Town of Snowmass Village, GoPro, Coke, Clif Bar and GMC.

 

Photos:

For photos of Kick Aspen Big Air and Fallen Friends please email Meaghan Lynch - mlynch@aspensnowmass.com

 

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.

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