SNOWMASS - Big Air Fridays, a weekly showcase of tricks by fearless locals and the occasional vacationer, returns to Fanny Hill at Snowmass on Friday.
The entertaining show of thrills and spills, now in its 11th year, takes place on a 40-foot jump on upper Fanny Hill. The competition continues weekly, at 2 p.m. Fridays through April 5. Competitors vie for weekly points and cash prizes, with the big-prize purse going to the top finishers in the nine-week series.
Following the weekly contest, kids are welcome to compete for giveaways on a mini-jump in the Little Air competition.
Registration for Big Air Fridays takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. each Friday, and practice is from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Sign-up is $20, and the event is open to the general public. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Registration takes place under the tent at the base of the big-air jump.
All competitors must wear a helmet and complete a waiver. Anyone younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian complete the waiver.
Incidentally, last season's big-air winners were: skiers Tae Westcott in first, Nate Berkel in second and Alex Ferreira in third and snowboarders Chase Demeulenaere in first, Joe Mango in second and Blake Axelson in third.
Also coming up at Snowmass is the next installment in this winter's Hi-Fi Concert Series. The Easy Star All Stars, the band that deconstructs classic albums and rebuilds them as reggae, will perform in Base Village at 3 p.m. Feb. 16. The show is "Dub Side of the Moon," a reworking of the hallmark Pink Floyd album.