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.
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.
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.
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 Up, Wheeler 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.