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The meeting, the memo and the pink slip

The Meeting --a celebration of snow film and snow culture,  took place in Aspen last weekend.  If you want to get fired up to ski and ride---you'll show up next year for --The Meeting.    It's 3 full days of the best ski and snowboard films going.  More than 20 ski films were shown.  Top filmmakers like Poor Boyz Productions, Teton Gravity Research (TGR), Absinthe Films and Tanner Hall all screened their newest offerings at the historic Wheeler Opera House.   All the siiiiickest riders showed up to support their flix and to "keep it real" with their fans.  The party scene was off the hiiiizeeee.  If watching these extreme athletes huck the hugest cliffs, base jump out of choppers, pillow drop from obscenely high peaks and rip through the trees in the deepest pow you can imagine,  isn't enough to get you going----then it time to take up gardening ----brah!!!

The entire event was sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass, and it kicked off with the 5th annual NEPSA Awards.  Nepsa, Aspen spelled backwards is a snow movie making contest for amateur film-makers. The theme this year----- TRANSITION.   Local teen sensations, the Stover Brothers Mark,19 and Paul, 16, took home the bacon, a $2000 cash prize. The Nepsa Awards was followed by a white-hot fashion show from D & E Sports and copius amounts of Red Bull and Vodka for those of legal drinking age.

Pictured above (L to R)  D & E model in her skivvies.  Pixel Mixel maven Jeremy Swanson shoots the fashion show. Tannner Hall and his lady---yes, we BELIEVE!!  Retired ski intructor, Andy Party with film headliner Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.  Local legend, semi-pro skier and amateur film maker Pat Sewell.  Extreme skier and Warren Miller's leading man Chris Anthony got the Silver Medal at NEPSA.   Film celeb Sammy Carlson and big mountain living legend Seth Morrison slow roasting at the Wheeler.  All the amateur movie makers receiving their kudo's on the Wheeler stage.  Aspen/Snowmass executives David Perry and Jeff Hanle embracing the 4th estate, Christine Benedditti of the Aspen Daily News.


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