Remembering Our Fallen Friends of Aspen

As much as we miss all of our Fallen Friends, the too many skiers and snowboarders who we have lost throughout the years, it really felt as though their presence was with us today as we hooted and hollered our way through the beautiful powder on Aspen Highlands.

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Press Release from Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., – March 23, 2012:

The first weekend of Bud Light Spring Jam kicked off with Brett Dennen at the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert in Snowmass. The fun continued with the Fallen Friends competition at Aspen Highlands. The 5th annual Fallen Friends is a memorial event that unites skiers and snowboarders from all disciplines to celebrate the mountain lifestyle and remember and honor fallen friends. The event consists of bumps, rails, jumps and other features on the bottom section of Scarlett’s Run on Aspen Highlands above the Merry-Go-Round and a guest judge’s panel that determines prizes for a variety of different categories

Fallen Friends Results:

Overall:

1st place – Steve Irwin and the Croc Hunters – Featuring Wylie Adams, Blake Axelson, Madison Bailey and Brandon Rohrbaugh

 

2nd place – Words with Friends – Featuring Packy and Ben Westfeldt, Amelia “Wheels” Burns, Markus Loeffler, Ryan Odell and Michael Olenick

Got Milk?
Got Milk?

 

3rd place –Sleezy Riders – Featuring Zak Ferrara, Teddy Karlinski, Mike Emerson, John Henry, Seth Beckton and Max Meredith

 

Junior:

Hula Boys – Featuring Tristan Feinberg, Austin Hooker, Will Lanter, Jackson Ferraro and Ian Catto

 

Most Spirit

Beach Boys – Featuring Harper Rafelson, MJ Marano and Ari Diamond-Jopelson

 

Best Costume

Words with Friends – Featuring Packy and Ben Westfeldt, Amelia “Wheels” Burns, Markus, Ryan Odell and Michael Olenick

 

Best trick

Honey Badgers – Margo McHugh, Marie Brendlinger, India Cardamone and Lucia Penzel

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The Honey Badgers
The Honey Badgers

A total of 18 teams competed and raised money for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) Scholarship programs in honor of friends who have passed away skiing or snowboarding in the mountains.

 

Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam<http://www.aspensnowmass.com/springjam> for more info on upcoming Bud Light Spring Jam events.

My Son Brevitt's Team: The "Phabulous" Five
My Son Brevitt’s Team: The “Phabulous” Five

 

Travis of Radio Boardshop, Tyler Lindsay: Director of Snowboarding at AVSC, and Naka G (DJ extraordinaire)
Travis of Radio Boardshop, Tyler Lindsay: Director of Snowboarding at AVSC, and Naka G (DJ extraordinaire)
Powder Skis
Powder Skis
The adorable Beth Hansen selling memorial limited edition Fallen Friends t-shirts
The adorable Beth Hansen selling memorial limited edition Fallen Friends t-shirts
Digi-Dave
Digi-Dave
The Pac Man Group
The Pac Man Group
Piggies...didn't catch the name of their team
Piggies…didn’t catch the name of their team
Moms of Freestylers. Top of the Bowl with Julie Lang
Moms of Freestylers. Top of the Bowl with Julie Lang

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

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