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COLLEGE DOUBLE PIPE PASS NOW ON SALE AT ASPEN/SNOWMASS

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. March 17, 2014 – College students are invited to save big and ski/ride for $42 per day in Aspen/Snowmass during the first-ever Red Bull Double Pipe competition at Buttermilk, March 19-23, 2014 by purchasing the College Double Pipe pass.

On March 22-23, the world’s best snowboarders will descend on Aspen, Colorado to try their hand on a halfpipe (or two) that is unlike anything ever seen before.  For the first time ever, two competition-spec halfpipes will be constructed side-by-side, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature.  Located at the base of Buttermilk, the ‘double pipe’ will allow riders to transfer back and forth between the two halfpipes in a single run, opening up an endless number of potential lines and combination of tricks that are not possible in traditional halfpipe contests.  Riders will be judged not only on their technical abilities, but even more importantly, on their style, creativity and use of the course. The Red Bull Double Pipe contest will air on NBC, Saturday April 12 at 2 p.m. EST, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, and spectators are encouraged to attend the live contest at Buttermilk as the event will be free and open to the public.  Guests and locals are encouraged to watch at the base of Buttermilk and take part in this groundbreaking event. There will be drink specials and a DJ during the event, creating a fun, spring-time party vibe at the base.

The College Double Pipe Pass is a picture pass valid for two days of skiing or riding during The Red Bull Double Pipe competition for only $84 and includes a coupon for 35 percent off equipment rentals at Four-Mountain Sports. Up to two additional days can be loaded onto the pass for just $53/day. This pass is good on all four mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and the home mountain of the Red Bull Double Pipe – Buttermilk. The College Double Pipe pass is valid during the following dates only – March 20-23, 2014 - and must be purchased by Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

This pass can be purchased online at www.aspensnowmass.com/doublepipe  or by calling 877-282-7736 or 970-923-1227. Purchasers must be 24 or younger and present a valid ID from an accredited four-year college at the time of pass pickup.  Only one pass is allowed per person. The College Double Pipe Pass is a picture pass and is nontransferable, nonrefundable and unused days have no value.  A $5 fee is required for everyone who does not already have a picture RF card. This pass is not available for purchase after March 19, 2014. The discount coupon for rentals can be redeemed at Four-Mountain Sports with locations at all four mountains.  This offer is valid March 20-23, 2014.

SPRING JAM – March 21-23, 2014The entertainment for week two of Spring Jam kicks off on Friday, March 21 with the Core Party concert in downtown Aspen featuring Beats Antique, a trio of live electronic and experimental world fusion musicians. Saturday features the Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls. Weekend two will also feature the recently added banked slalom on Friday, March 21. This snowboard-only event charges down the natural terrain of Sandy Park at Snowmass, inviting riders young and old to challenge each other on banked turns.

The Battle in the Bowls takes place on Sunday, March 23. New this year, the event will offer the adventure category, a great option for families in which they will complete a course of runs with Highlands’ secrets and a number of special experiences. Participants will find some new spots and get to take home souvenirs. http://www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam.

Lodging is still available but is selling out quickly during this weekend.  Please visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com or call 1-888-649-5982 for lodging information.

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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