The event kicked off Thursday with the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert in Snowmass featuring The Freddy Jones Band. Friday featured big air and an all day St Patty’s Day celebration in Snowmass.
On Friday night, the inaugural FusionPark Invitational went off at the Aspen skatepark. A big crowd gathered and watched skateboarders, snowboarders and skiers throw down in this new event. MC Supernatural and the North Coast Underground were a huge hit as they provided the musical soundtrack fro the event.
Snowboard 1. Andrew Steward 2. Ricky Rodriguez 3. Justin Bartle
Skateboard 1. Brent Hanchett, 2: Petar Kovacic 3. Derek Seurynck
Ski 1. Matt Walker 2. Matt Terral 3. Henrik Lampert
Overall Ricky Rodriguez
On Saturday night, the skiers and snowboarders took the skies in the 7th Annual KickAspen Big Air at the base of Aspen Mountain. A big crowd gathered under the lights as athletes pushed the limits and each other for top honors. Winners were:
Snowboard 1. Doran Laybourn 2. Andrew Steward 3. Zac Ferrara
Ski 1. Nate Berkel 2. Matt Philippi 3. Matt Terral
Saturday night saw the action move to the streets of downtown Aspen with the Core Party and performances by Optimus and Flipsyde. Another big crowd gathered in the streets for a highly-charged show.
Today is the first official day of spring and conditions at Aspen/Snowmass couldn’t be better. A weekend storm left up to 15 inches of snow on area slopes and the base depth is over 100 inches at the top of Aspen Highlands for the first time all season. More than 26 feet of snow has fallen this season.
More great events are planned for the last few weeks of the season including the Bowling Party at Aspen Highlands on March 25 and the first ever Junkyard Jam on closing day, April 16, at Snowmass. The final Bud Light Hi-Fi concert of the season is also scheduled for April 16 in Snowmass.
Photos: Doran Layborn and Smith Railslide by Matt Power, Core Party Concert by Jeremy Swanson