Ski Aspen Snowmass - HOSTED ON WINTER X GAMES COURSE, FEB. 8-11, 2007 Nearly $30,000 of Prize Money on the Line

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01/30 by skiguide | (0) Comments

Aspen/Snowmass, CO, January 30, 2007 - The second annual Nissan Aspen/Snowmass Open presented by Esurance offers the opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to compete on the renowned ESPN Winter X Games slopestyle and superpipe courses on Buttermilk just a week after the Winter X Games, before they are open to the public. The event will be held February 8-11, 2007.

Over $28,000 of prize money is on the line and the top ski finishers in slopestyle and superpipe will qualify for the 2008 U.S. Freeskiing Open. This unique event will have open categories to skiers and snowboarders, men and women, in both slopestyle and superpipe.

Over 300 male and female athletes from five countries will compete in eight disciplines within skiing and snowboarding. Aspen/Snowmass Open athletes include Matthew Phillipi, Brent Abrams, John Spriggs and Colby West to compete in ski disciplines while Luke Wynen, Aidan Payson, Sammy Leubke and Teddy and Jordie Karlinski will compete in snowboarding events. 

Athlete registration opened last month and filled quickly. Slots are still available in the snowboard categories, while ski is closed.  (Contact Jenny Marshall at jmarshall@aspensnowmass.com for more registration information.)

“This event received incredible hype and response in its inaugural year in 2006 and has set a standard for open competitions,” said John Rigney, Managing Director Event Marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. “There is no other event out there that combines snowboarding and skiing in an open registration format on this scale and to be able to offer these great athletes the opportunity to compete on the X course is really exciting for us.”

EVENT SCHEDULE*

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training (open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Ski & Snowboard Superpipe 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training (open to credentialed competitors only)

Snowboard Slopestyle 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ski Superpipe 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Snowboard Superpipe 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Ski Slopestyle 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Slopestyle - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Snowboard Superpipe - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday, February 9, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Superpipe - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Welcome Reception/ Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Snowboard Superpipe - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Snowboard Superpipe - women’s semi finals 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Snowboard Superpipe - women’s and men’s finals 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Ski Slopestyle - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Ski Slopestyle - women’s semi-finals 11:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Ski Slopestyle - women’s and men’s finals 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony - immediately following competition 3:30 pm

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Superpipe - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ski Superpipe - women’s semi finals 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Ski Superpipe - women’s and men’s finals 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - women’s semi-finals 11:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - women’s and men’s finals 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony - immediately following competition 3:30 pm

* ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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