Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado—Aspen Mountain will once again be the center of the “new-school universe with The Thanksjibbing Jam on Saturday, Nov. 26th, as some of the best ski and snowboard athletes around have their way with an inventive rail garden at the base of Aspen Mountain. The concert and the competition kick off at 6:30 under the lights.
The Thanksjibbing Jam will feature the chance to watch members of Team Aspen/Snowmass, including Peter and Michael Olenick, Doran Laybourn, Teddy Karlinski and ESPN Winter X Game’s competitor Steele Spence do what they do best on cutting edge rails, boxes and jib features. The entire event will be held in conjunction with the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert and the audience and competitors alike will feed off of the energy from the featured act, The Trews a Canadian based band.
The event consists of two 30-minute jam sessions, the first with 10 skiers hitting the features as they try to top one another with each run. Competitors can make as many runs as necessary during the jam sessions. Following the ski competition, the clock will reset for another 30 minutes as the snowboarders take center stage. Over $2,000 will be awarded to the winners from both disciplines.
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass open for the season Thursday, Nov. 24. Thanksjibbing Weekend kicks off Friday night with the NEPSA Video and Art Awards at the historic Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen. The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is held throughout the winter season with one concert each month from November through April. Concerts are held in unique locations around Aspen/Snowmass including on-hill stages and downtown streets.