Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., May 20, 2010 – Aspen/Snowmass will once again host The Meeting, September 23-26, 2010, the premier gathering of snowsports filmmakers, athletes, sponsors, media and fans.


The 2010 event is celebrating its sixth anniversary and continues to be the cornerstone kick-off event for the ski and snowboard industry each season.  The latest snow films will be screened while parties and the fourth annual D&E Fashion Show will surround the films.  In addition, private sessions with guest speakers and athletes will allow for spirited discussion on the state of the industry.

Event organizers are currently reviewing movies for The Meeting. Interested filmmakers should send a summary of their movie with a teaser or preview to rsvp@aspensnowmass.com by July 1, 2010.  Filmmakers also need to send the following information: the production company; producer, director and editor names; athletes starring in the film; a sponsor roster and tour/screening plans.

NEPSA Awards:
The eighth annual NEPSA Video Awards will kick off The Meeting on Thursday, September 23, at the Wheeler Opera House.  The NEPSA Awards provides an opportunity for athletes and filmmakers to work together in crafting and showing their own ski/snowboard movie while competing for a cash prize.  This year there are three themes to choose from: Ski School, Shreddin’ While Sleddin’, and Super Heroes.  Filmmakers will be judged equally on each theme and are asked to pick one theme and stick with it.  There is $3,500 in prize money on the line for the 2010 NEPSA Awards. The three to five minute film should be submitted by September 14, 2010.  For more information, please email rsvp@aspensnowmass.com.

New this year, the headquarters for The Meeting will be at the Limelight Lodge www.limelightlodge.com <http://www.limelightlodge.com/> . Special industry room rates will be available. For the latest information on The Meeting like Aspen/Snowmass on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/search/?post_form_id=5c306749ed763e05ce7138780cab5845&q=aspensnowmass&init=quick&ref=search_preload#!/skiaspensnowmass?ref=search&sid=676300263.3569972557..1> or follow Aspen/Snowmass Twitter <http://twitter.com/AspenSnowmass> . When tweeting about The Meeting, make sure to use the hashtag #themeeting6 and tag @AspenSnowmass.

More details on films, events and parties will be announced at a later date. For more information regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com <http://www.aspensnowmass.com/> . The Meeting is sponsored by Audi, Bud Light and Skullcandy. For additional sponsorship opportunities and other ways to get involved in The Meeting, please contact Zach Crittenden at zcrittenden@aspensnowmasss.com or 970-300-7033.