Bleiler Invite keys Spring Jam |

Bleiler Invite keys Spring Jam

ASPEN ” The inaugural Gretchen Bleiler Invitational at Snowmass will key a three-weekend Spring Jam celebration in March and April 2008, the Aspen Skiing Co. announced Tuesday.

The 8th annual Bud Light Spring Jam, a combination of on-mountain events and outdoor concerts, extends over March 21-23, March 28-30 and April 4-6, 2008.

Kicking off the action will be a free concert by Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond cover band that regularly draws a crowd to Belly Up Aspen for its appearances there. The concert will take place at the corner of Galena Street and Cooper Avenue in downtown Aspen.

Aspen snowboarder and Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler will preside over an April 4-6 invitational that brings female snowboarders to the new Snowmass superpipe for a competition with cash prizes and a photo/film shoot.

Other Spring Jam events include free concerts on March 23 and March 28, featuring yet-to-be-announced acts, and the ninth annual KickAspen Big Air on March 22, showcasing regional ski and snowboard athletes under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain.

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