Aspen/Snowmass hosts Bud Light Big Air Fridays on Fanny Hill in Snowmass tomorrow and Feb. 15; March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and April 5 from 2-2:45 p.m. The competition will be hosted at Buttermilk on February 22 in conjunction with the Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open.
If you go, you’ll see a variety of high-flying antics displayed by the best new school fliers in the area, as skiers and snowboarders launch from the big air jump on Fanny Hill. Practice is from 1-1:45 p.m., followed by the official competition from 2-2:45 p.m.
The Little Air competition invites kids of all ages to come out and compete for giveaways on a mini-jump just after Big Air Fridays. Following the competition there will be plenty of food and drink specials in the Base Village.
The competition is a 45-minute jam session beginning at 2 p.m. Judges choose four skiers and four snowboarders from the jam session to continue on to the finals. Judges will choose the athletes based on overall impression. The finalists will have one jump and then be placed according to best trick.
Registration is open to the public from 1-1:45 p.m. on the day of the event and the entry fee is $20. Registration is at a tent on Fanny Hill at the base of the big air jump. All competitors are required to wear a helmet and complete a waiver. If you’re under 18 years old you must have a parent or guardian complete the waiver and you must be at least 13 years old to compete.
“It's great to see the progression of the event and the caliber of riding we see each week," said Cat Leonaitis, event marketing, Aspen Skiing Company.
Sponsors include Bud Light, Helly Hansen, Audi, Coca-Cola, The Town of Snowmass Village, GoPro, Clif Bar, American Express, GNC, The Aspen Times, Smith, Frias, and D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop. Go to www.aspensnowmass.com for more info.