Ski Season 2011/12; Measured in inches....it was pretty sh*tty....but measured in fun....pretty darn good. The ski season is coming to a close in Aspen,but AspenSpin is sprinting to finish and still snapping pix like crazy. Click the links to see our handiwork.
ART START: It's the annual kids art show. Original artwork from children at all four Aspen Schools (K-8) is selected by their teachers for display at The Red Brick Community Art Center in conjunction with Art Start. Witnessing the excitement of a young child when they find their own work on the wall and then showing it off to their parents is a wonderful experience. All the kids were there for the glory as well as the pizza, soda and art. Click ART START for more pix.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP of SYNCHRONIZED SKIING: Every year Synchro teams from all over the World come to Aspen to vie for the title of World Champion. Teams of 8...(men and women) ski in formation looking for the perfect combo of style, speed and synchronicity. The year the team from BEAVER CREEK took home top honors defeating the 2-Time defending champs.. Aspen Demo Team. The competitors are mostly high-level ski instuctors who train together vigorously all year. Aspen mountain can barely contain all the egos at one time...but it's definately fun to watch. CLICK: ASPEN SYNCHRO
ASPEN JUNIOR HOCKEY 40th Anniversary. Aspen is a hockey town. Kids and adults keep the two rinks going 24/7. Aspen Junior Hockey was started in 1972 by local legend John McBride. McBride who played for Princeton and was a member of the U.S. National Team back in the day started the program with just 12 kids. This past season 323 children played with AJH. Aspen has produced State Champs and some excellent players over the years. The 40th Anniversary Alumni Game was a raucous, fast paced affair that ended in a tie. Mr. McBride, now 74, laced up his skates to play for the Green squad, but he was taken out of the game by the goon tactics of the Yellows. In what is the most bone-headed play of all-time, McBride suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated hip when he was taken to the ice on the opening faceoff. Everybody in Aspen wishes him a speedy and full recovery. The after-party for parents and coaches took on a life of its own. CLICK 4 PIX: ASPEN JUNIOR HOCKEY 40th Anniversary.
The BEST 2 INCH POW DAY of ALL TIME. After getting skunked for snow in March, April is showing off its POW. We got 2 legit inches on Thursday Night and it turned the skiing into a super-fun thrill ride on Friday. We got a dusting on top of the concrete-like base that had been melting and freezing for weeks. The combination worked and several die-hards (AspenSpin being one) were seen shredding the gnar. In fact its snowing right now. 5"-9" are expected for closing day. CLICK: 2 INCHES of HEAVEN.