Mountain Mayhem: Annual Ajax Cup in images |

Mountain Mayhem: Annual Ajax Cup in images

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem

When Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) introduced the Ajax Cup nine years ago to benefit the beloved organization, little did they know they would cement their place on the holiday calendar. Ever since then, Dec. 30 has become a community tradition with the dual giant slalom race during the day on Little Nell ski run and après party to follow with drinks, bites, auctions and dancing, which took place at Shlomo’s.

Over the past 80-plus years, AVSC has grown from “a small group with a big vision” into a club that provides access to winter sports to 2,300 local youth each season. The Ajax Cup has also grown into an event that brings youth, AVSC alumni, U.S. Ski Team racers and sponsors together for friendly competition.

The day began with 16 teams going head to head and concluded with two gunning for the win, but in the end, it was defending Team Super G! that eclipsed the West End Hillbillies as champs. Though everyone wins when it’s for the kids.

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