The Meeting Kicks Off At Aspen/Snowmass

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It was all fun and games as we rolled through independence pass towards Aspen/Snowmass for the 7th annual meeting. The colors across the valley were absolutely breathtaking. It was like god melted crayons across the mountains as we arrived at one of the best multi-day premiere parties in the country.

The next couple of days will be filled with movie premieres, parties and one hell of a good time. It was another year the industry gathered to celebrate the glory of pow filled days and what most are saying as another La Niña year.

The first night kicked off with the 9th annual NEPSA awards, an film competition where athletes and filmmakers competed for $2500 in cash. As one of the judges I was excited to join in on the action. Along side with hosts Chris Davenport and Travis McClain we watched 8 amazing films filled with humor, amazing riding and muppets. That's right muppets. The idea behind NEPSA is a theme that every contestant has to include in their video. This year's popular theme was muppets. After a long deliberation we finally decided on the top three videos. It was a tough decision that had to be made but Klaus Obermeyer's (yup, the 92-year-old legend was in attendance) cameo in the wining video was absolutely amazing. Let's face it, if you're Klaus and doing voice overs for Yoda, it's tough to to say no. The guy killed it.

 

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Guests amped up for the 9th annual NEPSA awards

After the awards ended the crowd rushed over to the Belly up for Burton's premiere of Standing Sideways and the D&E fashion show. Models graced the runways showing off next year's gear as attendees partied as if there weren't another two nights of The Meeting to get through. All in all it was a great way to kick off the 7th annual Meeting at Aspen/Snowmass.