Weve been working with the core magazines and top film crews, and weve had athletes coming from all over the world this season, says Aspen/Snowmass spokeswoman Meredith McKee, alluding to moments like snowboarder Mark McMorriss trip to Snowmass last month to stick a backside triple cork 1440 for the TransWorld Snowboarding: Park Sessions video. The Aspen resorts have become a home base for the progression of these sports.
Its only fitting, then, that theyre going big today at Aspen Highlands as part of the Put a Little Spring in Your Steep closing week-end. The Big Air Saturday competition takes to the skies near the base of Thunderbowl at 3 p.m., where skiers and snowboarders will battle it out for cash prizes and glory while the après-ski party on the viewing deck builds to a crescendo.
Registration is $20, and lift tickets are cheap: $49 or $39 with a season pass from any other mountain. For other closing-weekend festivities and lodging deals as low as $25 per per person visit www.aspensnowmass.com/aprildeals.
Sat., April 23, 2011