10th Annual Meeting presented by Aspen/Snowmass Kicks off in Colorado
Aspen/Snowmass’s legendary pre-season event, The Meeting, popped off this past weekend as the premier gathering to perpetuate the stoke for the winter season. The Meeting has oft been coined by attendees as “the best time, every time,” and this year, in its 10th iteration, that sentiment definitely held true.
Throngs of notable snow industry professionals from athletes, film makers, media and more descended on a little place called Aspen for a weekend filled with film premieres, panels, parties and after-parties. Things kicked off as per usual with The NEPSA Awards, a locals favorite that featured lighthearted edits poking fun at Aspen and all its peculiarities.
Then it was off to Belly Up for the famed D.E. Fashion Show which featured a slew of Aspen’s finest strutting the catwalk with fresh kits for the approaching season. Following this, the first dance party of the weekend kicked off thanks in part to the wily performance of Spazmatics, but more likely in part to the free drinks supplied by Aspen/Snowmass.
On Friday, the actual meeting panels took place at the Limelight Lodge with Rob Campbell of TransWorld Business holding it down as moderator throughout the day. This year’s panels ranged in topic discussions from the Business and Social Movements, to Brand Content, and Broadcast TV. Notable panelists included Tim Reed, Senior Director of Events & Content at X Games, Rob Faris, SVP of Programming & Production at Outside Television, and Abe Kislevitz who handles media production at GoPro.
These meeting sessions were highly engaging and provided the premier forum for like-minded individuals to chat about our ever-evolving industry. Then the actual movie premieres kicked off with Red Bull Snow and Seth Hill’s Really Gotta Wanna, followed by the World Premiere of Marie France Roy and Darcy Turenne’s The Little Things. Both flicks were well received by the rowdy crowd.
Jeremy Jones, who helped on The Little Things in conjunction with POW even tweeted following the premiere: “@Lilthingsmovie has a huge message & is a must see. Great work @Mariefranceroy & @hellodarcy. Proud to be apart of it.”
On Saturday most headed to the Woody Creek Race Track for a day go-carting and friendly rivalries on the track. That night, the highly anticipated premiere of TGR’s Higher popped off with Jeremy Jones introducing the film. From the initial shot until the ending, the normally rambunctious crowd sat mystified, clearly awed by athletic prowess of Jones and crew.
Then another party popped off after this with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation at Belly Up. While we don’t like to name names, Andreas Wiig and Celia Miller definitely won for having the best dance moves late into the night…
With that, another Meeting in Aspen has come to a close. We may still be recouping from the over indulgence, but it’s safe to say the collective stoke for the approaching season is definitely high.