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Battle royale in the bowls

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Locals Chris Davenport and Danny Brown dominated the inaugural Battle in the Bowls on Sunday at Aspen Highlands, taking home $1,000 in prize money.

Seven inches of new powder greet­ed the 29 teams of two who competed in the competition for $2,800 of prize money. The competition required the teams of two to log descents from the summit of Highland Bowl, the main gate of Highland Bowl, Kessler’s, Sny­der’s Ridge, No Name, Deception, Moment of Truth, Thunder Bowl and Powder Bowl.

Athletes could take any route they desired as long as they completed every run listed on the course. Each team’s final time was an average of its member’s times.

Davenport and Brown earned $800 as the fastest team to complete the event’s check list and picked up another $200 for the fastest lap of Highland Bowl.

Brian Johnson and Robert Areson earned $500 for their runner-up finish.

Adam Reiner and Vanessa Vedral earned $200 for the competition’s most notorious prize: the slowest bowl lap. Other winners were: Jesse Amory and David Lupon (fastest down the steepest part of the bowl, $200), Jared Ettlinger and Chris Carmichael (most vertical and most lift rides, $400), and Cameron Wenzel and Devon Child (most trails ridden, $200).

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 13 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours at Aspen Highlands and a foot at both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass in its Monday morning report. Buttermilk picked up 9 inches.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for Monday, March 31:

The avalanche danger for the Aspen zone is considerable on N-E-S aspects all elevations, moderate on other aspects.

Go to for the full report and information on conditions statewide.