Aspen/Snowmass, CO—Athletes and filmmakers are invited to participate in the 5th annual NEPSA Video & Art Awards to be held in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, October 4, 2007. The NEPSA Awards are the kick-off event for The Meeting featuring movie premieres and a gathering of top filmmakers and athletes.

The NEPSA Awards offer an opportunity for budding filmmakers and athletes to take creative control of a video piece that showcases their lifestyle using music, photography and other mediums to interpret this year’s theme: TRANSITION.

Past participants include skiers Peter Olenick, Lindsey Macintire, Frank Shine, Kiffor Berg, Ted Davenport, Chris Anthony, Marcus Bernier, Ryan Halverson, Steve Marolt, and John Spriggs. The snowboarders who have entered include Chris Klug, Justin Bartle, Mitch Stout, Jaime Culp, Chad Otterstrom, Wyatt Stasinos, Avery Karas and Jesse Wright. A total prize purse of $3,500 will be awarded to the winners.

Final edited piece must be submitted by September 17, 2007. For submission inquiries contact Nancy Scheinkman at telosinc@comcast.net.

For the 3rd year, Aspen/Snowmass will host The Meeting, an industry-driven event bringing the snow-crazed local community the new crop of ski/snowboard films from producers such as Poor Boyz Productions, Standard Films, Level 1, Teton Gravity Research, and 1242 Productions & The Community. The film showings are surrounded by parties and events with the top ski and snowboard pros featured in the films, the film makers themselves, and other industry influencers discussing trends and stories behind the featured films.

Aspen Skiing Company operates four destination mountains — Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk — and is the home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2010. Aspen/Snowmass also offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well as four award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains — Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen/Snowmass, please call 800/525-6200 or 970/925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.