|Come Celebrate with AVSC at Our 75th Anniversary Party on March 31st!|
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will honor the achievements of 13 individuals and one business that have shaped the organization at the Club's 75th Anniversary Celebration presented by Alpine Bank on Saturday, March 31st at Bumps Restaurant.|
Come join us as we toast our honorees including Bob Beattie, Gretchen Bleiler, The Marolt Family, Andy Mill and many more! Guests will enjoy complimentary beer and wine and delicious catered food and have the opportunity to take home a wide variety of great silent auction items. Tickets are $50 per person and benefit AVSC's programs and scholarships! Purchase your tickets here!
|Aspen High School/AVSC Men and Women are State Champions!|
Aspen has the best High School skiers in the State! According to the Aspen Times:
|AVSC's Sophie Stuber (right) and Else Dodge |
(center) on course at States - photo by Julie Wille
"After two impressive days at the Colorado State High School Ski Championships in Eagle County, Aspen High's girls and boys reaffirmed their dominance. Both vaulted into first place Thursday, then delivered the exclamation point Friday at Beaver Creek and Maloit Park in Minturn.
The result: Aspen pulled off a state title two-peat for the first time since 2002.
"What was really cool about this year was that neither one of us could have done this alone," Aspen nordic coach Travis Moore said. "The alpine team and the nordic team independently were not dominant, but when you combined them together we were obviously competitive. That was really cool."
Read the full Aspen Times article here!
|AVSC Athlete of the Month: Keegan Swirbul|
AVSC is proud to name 16 year-old Nordic athlete Keegan Swirbul our Athlete of the Month for February.
|Keegan Swirbul at State Championships|
Keegan anchored the Aspen High School/AVSC men's team that won the Colorado High School State Championships this month! According to the Aspen Times, "The sophomore was not about to squander this opportunity. He sped to a nearly 20-second victory in Thursday's skate, then outdid himself in Friday's 5-kilometer classic. He led from the outset and crossed the line in 15 minutes, 52.2 seconds."
Keegan and his 13 year-old sister Hailey Swirbul were both named to the Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior Nationals Team this week based on their outstanding results this season. "I'm excited to have my sister there and I'm really looking forward to competing at Soldier Hollow in Utah," said Keegan. "It's my favorite course, really hilly with good downhills too. It's my second time making Nationals and this year my coach Emily Van Gorp has given me a training plan that has me peaking at the right time. I plan on being a lot better this time around. My best shot is the 10-kilometer classic race and I can't wait."
|AVSC Alpine Skiers Headed J2 Nationals, J3 Junior Championships|
AVSC is excited to announce that eight Alpine J2 athletes (ages 15-16) and nine J3 athletes (ages 13-14) were named to compete at the Championship level for their respective age classes in March.
|AVSC J2 skiers Ben Throm, Devon Cardamone, Andrew Hancock, Nick Mitchell, Julia Mueller-Ristine, Ilona Schwarz|
J3 skiers Sky Kelsey, Tristan Lane, Chapin Newhard, Luke Prosence, Galena Wardle, Hanna Mass, Quincy Dollahan, Nikki Cardamone and Linzhi Douglass are headed to the USSA Rocky/Central J3 Junior Championships in Vail from March 4-10.
AVSC athletes headed to Mammoth, California to compete in the J2 National Championships from March 4-12 are Ben Throm, Colby Lane, Devon Cardamone, Xon Baker, Andrew Hancock, Nick Mitchell, Julia Mueller-Ristine, and Ilona Schwarz. This is the largest field of AVSC athletes to compete at J2 Nationals since the event started seven years ago! Congrats skiers and good luck to you all!
|Base Camp Families Turn Out for La Fiesta!|
It was a great night to party at La Fiesta this past Saturday, February 25th at the Gathering Center in Carbondale. We had a large group of local families join us bringing delicious dishes for the potluck! Regardless of the language spoken the cameraderie was evident throughout the event. Crowds of eager participants hula hooped and limbo'd their way to prizes handed out by Base Camp Director Madeleine Hawken. AVSC Snowboard coach Romina Harding was our enthusiastic emcee!
Thanks to everyone who joined us and our local business sponsors Goodearth Snow Removal, Big O Tires and Mountain Roll Offs, Inc. and congratulations to eight year-old raffle winner Sachari Cuji-Caruso from Carbondale who won next year's SnoWarriors program fee!
|AVSC Thanks Aspen Business Journal!|
| Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club wishes to thank Aspen Business Journal for their outstanding coverage of AVSC athletes, coaches and alumni athletes this season.|
Nick McHugh and his talented staff of reporters including Madeleine Osberger and Catherine Lutz have crafted a site that has become a must-read in the valley. Aspen Business Journal is breaks stories of interest not just to business readers but everyone who lives, works and plays here! We sincerely appreciate having another great outlet to get the word out about everything going on here at the Club.
If you haven't bookmarked Aspen Business Journal be sure to pay them a visit and save that link!