The 2nd Annual AJAX CUP Weekend to benefit AVSC is underway.
12 highly competitive teams are ready to compete for The Ajax Cup. The celebrities, the Olympians, the pro racers, the adaptive racers, the amateurs and the AVSC kids have all been handicapped for time and the lineups are set. The ski racing kicks off today at 10 a.m. on the Little Nell run at the base of Ajax. You can watch the pro skiers rip super fast laps on the GS course.
AspenSpin will be snapping and posting pix from The Ajax Cup pre-party, at the race and of course at the #1 après ski event in all of skiing.
The Ajax Cup festivities began with a Welcome Party at Caribou Club where the smack talk between racers was pretty thick. Everybody wants to get their name engraved on The Ajax Cup and take home the prestigious Ajax Cup belt buckle. Each 8 skier team is comprised of a Head Coach (a decorated racer with National Team pedigree, the Captain (organizer), 4 competitors and 2 AVSC student-athletes. Pro athletes include Chris Davenport, Chris Klug, Casey Puckett, Jake Zamansky, David Chodounsky, Wendy Fisher, Kim Reichhelm, David Stapleton, Kristina Koznick, Katie Monahan, Chris Anthony and Gella Sutro.
The Sponsor lineup is stacked too. Aspen/Snowmass, Kjus, Gosuch, Bombardier, Fiduciary Trust Intenational, Caribou Club and Rowland + Broughton. The Ajax Cup is a new tradition in Aspen, but it has quickly become a de rigueur event on the social scene.
AVSC will reach 2,100 children this Winter. Skiing and snowboarding helps build self-confidence and shows kids that they can overcome challenges on and off the hill. AVSC kids learn core values of COMMITMENT, TEAMWORK and INTEGRITY. Click for more info: AVSC.
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THE AJAX CUP RACE (Race Day in Aspen)
The AJAX CUP APRES SKI PARTY (Party of the Year).