Dates And Athletes Annouced For The Second Annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, April 3 – 5, 2009 Gretchen Bleiler, Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight to Compete

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., December 8, 2008 – The second annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, hosted by Aspen/Snowmass, will once again be held in Snowmass, April 3 – 5, 2009.

Confirmed riders for this season’s event include: Gretchen Bleiler, Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, Torah Bright, Clair Bidez, Paulina Ligocka, Sarah Conrad, Meg Pugh, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mercedes Nicoll, Dominique Valle and Soko Yamaoka.

The event will feature a Superpipe contest, photo and filming opportunities for the media as well as lifestyle activities for the riders such as a spa day, yoga classes and a girl’s night out on the town.

“Last year’s Cover Girl Snow Angels Invitational was everything I had dreamed it would be,” says Gretchen Bleiler. “It was the perfect combination of progressive snowboarding in the best possible conditions with relaxation, and well being…an all around fun time. I can’t wait for this year’s event.”

The CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational is the bookend event for a season of over 30 Aspen/Snowmass sponsored events. This is the only women’s specific snowboard competition and lifestyle weekend of the sort in the industry, bringing together the media, fans, sponsors and the athletes alike to Aspen/Snowmass.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the late-season Free Night, Free Day Package. When purchasing a minimum four-day lodge and lift package by February 13, 2009 guest will get a FREE night of lodging and a FREE day of skiing or riding and FREE day of equipment rentals. Offer valid between March 27 and April 5, 2009. Visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com for more information.

Aspen/Snowmass would like to thank this year’s confirmed event sponsors including CoverGirl, Herbal Essence and Oakley. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain opened on Thursday, November 27. With 520 acres open and nearly 6,500 feet of vertical, the mountains have been in prime early season shape with, wide-open groomed runs as well as powder and packed-powder conditions. For more information on the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitation or anything regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call 1-800-525-6200.