Aspen/Snowmass, awash in the Autumn colors. PHOTO: AH
Aspen/Snowmass awash in the colors. PHOTO: AH

The Meeting 6 at Aspen/Snowmass has come to an end. The sixth annual event brought in over 20 amateur and professional snow films, beginning Thursday night with the NEPSA Awards. Filmmaker Aaron Hooper and Snowboarder Doran Laybourn took home first place, with his tale of Doran’s destruction and retribution netting them some cool bills and the 2010 award. Locals Aaron Berne and Chace Dillon won the Crowd Favorite prize for their cheeky white-man rapping in BroMance.

Congratulations to Doran Laybourn, 2010 NEPSA Awards winner. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

Congratulations to Doran Laybourn, 2010 NEPSA Awards winner. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

This may be a screenshot, but that blood is real.
This may be a screenshot, but Doran’s blood still felt real.


NEPSA Crowd Award: BroMance

After a long night atop the Aspen gondola, friday morning came on hard and early. With a quick shuttle over to Buttermilk, it was time to get hucked with Red Bull Motorcross. There’s nothing quite like bleary-eyed dirtbiking, and the whole crew killed (or, in some case, nearly killed themselves…) The evening brought along the premieres of both TransWorld SNOWboarding’s In Color and Volcom/Veeco’s 9191 at The Wheeler Opera House,finishing with a seasoned DJ set from Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs at Belly Up. Muggs apparently got Cypress Hill banned for life from Saturday Night Live back in the 90s, after smoking a J onstage. Just a quick note there.

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Aspen’s Deric Gunshor, TWS’ Adam Hawes, Keegan Valaika, and TWS Filmer, Gary Milton, presenting “In Color” to the Aspen crowd. Keegan left shortly, skipping the parties to finish his schoolwork. Pro. Gary: “I’d like to thank Frank…”
DJ Muggs, getting 'em elevated. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

DJ Muggs, getting 'em elevated. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

Saturday staggered along a bit slower in the AM, allowing us time to take a must-do gondola ride to the top of Aspen. Even in the summer, the views are incredible. For photos alone, the trip to Aspen is well worth it. That night, TGR and Jeremy Jones led the premiere of Deeper to rave reviews, followed up by Standard’s The Storming. A few hour break, and the Belly Up played host to Forum’s F’IT, Pirates Hooked, and the capper: a 2-hour live set from Bone Thugs N’ Harmony. Stories aside, the s—t got loose. The kids of Aspen and The Meeting were primed to get down, and the live band backing the Thugs provided the fire.

Bone THUGS. "Paper, paper..." Photo: AH
Bone THUGS. “Paper, paper…” Photo: AH

For teasers from all the films involved, click HERE.

For the remaining tour schedules for all of your favorite snowboard movies, click HERE.

Special thanks to Meredith, Melissa, Buck, Deric, and the entire Aspen/Snowmass team, DJ Muggs, Bone Thugs, and the Belly UpWheeler Opera House, The Limelight Lodge, and every film presenting at the show. Epic times. Check the video recap from Aspen/Snowmass, enjoy the photos below, and see you next year for The Meeting 7.

Denver > Aspen = Best flight in Colorado. Apologies to the dude sitting by the window, who was not pleased while this shot was being taken. Cheer up, Henry. PHOTO: AH
Denver > Aspen = Best flight in Colorado. Apologies to the dude sitting by the window, who was not pleased while this shot was being taken. Cheer up, Henry. PHOTO: AH
Zack Hooper's a bad man. Repping it hard for lil bro Aaron's winning video at the NEPSA Awards. PHOTO: AH
Zack Hooper’s a bad man. Repping it hard for lil bro Aaron’s winning video at the NEPSA Awards. PHOTO: AH
Wheeler Opera House. Where the magic happened. PHOTO: AH
Wheeler Opera House. Where the magic happened. PHOTO: AH
The daytime gondola is far different than the late-night one. Just saying. PHOTO: AH
The daytime gondola is far different than the late-night one. Just saying. PHOTO: AH
This place doesn't suck. Understatement of the century... PHOTO: AH
This place doesn’t suck. Um… WOW. Understatement of the century… PHOTO: AH
The aforementioned late-night gondola ride. TWS' Gary Milton, Snowboard Mag's Jon Glass, Windell
The aforementioned late-night gondola ride. TWS’ Gary Milton, Snowboard Mag’s Jon Glass, Windell’s Tim Windell and Pirates’ Travis Limoge. This was the clean one… PHOTO: AH
Aspen Farmer's Market. Easy, Portland... calm yourselves. PHOTO: AH

Aspen Farmer's Market. Easy, Portland... calm yourselves. PHOTO: AH

DEEPER silenced the sold-out Wheeler Opera House from the opening credits. Check the tour listings, and go see it NOW.

DEEPER silenced the sold-out Wheeler Opera House from the opening credits. Check the tour listings, and go see it NOW.

Stevie Bell cleared the double. We desk jockeys did not. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

Stevie Bell cleared the double. We desk jockeys did not. PHOTO: Ryan Shorney

$4000 in noise complaints... Not it! Travis Limoge and Stevie Bell, celebrating the Forum/Pirates premieres with class. PHOTO: AH

$4000 in noise complaints... Not it! Travis Limoge and Stevie Bell, celebrating the Forum/Pirates premieres with class. PHOTO: AH

"Where the fine ladies at?" Some people just have the life... Cleveland's finest still got it. PHOTO: AH

"Where the fine ladies at?" Some people just have the life... Cleveland's finest still got it. PHOTO: AH

"Oh, just taking my helicopterparachutegliderthing out for a nice sunset cruise. NBD." PHOTO: AH

"Oh, just taking my helicopterparachutegliderthing out for a nice sunset cruise. NBD." PHOTO: AH

Closing shot of Aspen, shot from Buttermilks. PHOTO: Aaron Berne

Closing shot of Aspen, shot from Buttermilks. PHOTO: Aaron Berne