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Fallen Friends Memorial (& BIG Air)

Crocodile Dundees 3 peated at Fallen Friends. click 4 pix:The 5th Annual Fallen Friends Memorial was held at Aspen Highlands on Saturday.  Fallen Friends is a tribute to those skiers and riders who are no longer with us.  It's a celebration of the mountain lifestyle and a remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the mountains. Fallen Friends is an athletic competition, a party and a fund raiser for AVSC scholarships, but most of all its a reminder of the fragility of life. 

18 teams in full costume ripped laps down the modified slope-style course on Scarlett's run, just above The Merry Go Round restaurant.  Guys, gals, kids, adults...everybody threw tricks off the kickers and rails and natural features on Scarlett's.

Click for pix:  FALLEN FRIENDS (& BIG Air).

Every year, those of us that live in Aspen are exposed to death in the mountains and within the community.  Every ski season lives are lost in a variety of ways in the Rocky Mountains.  Fallen Friends memorializes the brothers (and sisters) who have paid the ultimate price and did so pursuing the life they loved in the Rocky Mountains.   Every Spring the Fallen Friends event brings the skiers and snowboarders together to throw down...to remember the good times...and to honor the lives of our Fallen Friends.

On the same night on Aspen Mountain the KickAspen BIG Air contest was held.  An 80 foot kicker was built at the base of Ajax on the Little Nell run. Athletes from near and far were sending their biggest tricks in front of a packed house.  Skiers and Snowboarders alike were hucking their meat under the lights for cash and prizes.  Everybody was whipping out the 720 corks and 1080's from their trick bags.  The best BIG Air specialists around were going for broke on the BIG Stage in Aspen.

Click for pix:  FALLEN FRIENDS (& BIG Air)

They gripped and they ripped at Fallen Friends 2013. Click for pix.The Ghost Riders at Fallen Friends 2013. Aspen Highlands. Click 4 pix.White Trash at Fallen Friends. Click 4 pix.Berkel & Tae went HUGE over the 80 foot kicker at KickAspen. Click 4 pix.The kicker was enormous on Aspen Mountain. Photo: Aspen/Snowmass Clcik for more pix.


KICK ASPEN / Spring Loded

KSPN's Blitzenbanger Ball (40th annual) went off at Aspen Highlands.18" of Fresh POW sent the Aspen Fashion Week crowd off with a bang. Spring has officially sprung in Aspen. It wasn't the super- light blower we luv so much, but a foot and a half of POWDER SNOW dropped in Aspen on Friday followed by the bluest bluebirds on Sat. & Sun.  It was easily one of the siiiiickest weekends of the season.  AspenSpin has been employing the 3" rule all seaz, so based on the Partyian Theorem, the entire staff at A-Spin gets the next 6 days off.  3" x 6 dayz = 18".  Our whole company needs a vay-cay because it was a HUGE weekend of POW-POW, parties & music to celebrate the vernal equinox.

See pix from  KICK ASPEN (a ginormous BIG Air event on AJAX). FALLEN FRIENDS Memorial *and KSPN's BLITZENBANGER BASH at Aspen Highlands--capped off by the VAMPIRE WEEKEND show in downtown Aspen.  Everyone in Aspen went BIG this weekend,  CLICK any link or photo to see our photo albums on FaceBook.  

Vampire Weekend played to a HUGE crowd in Downtown Aspen. Photo: Jeremy Swanson /ASC

Sam Ferguson hucks the 80 foot booter on Ajax for KICK ASPEN. Photo: Jeremy Swanson / ASC

The Ninja Turtles took top honors at the 2nd Annual Fallen Friends Memorial at Aspen Highlands.