Clubhouse Chronicles: Ajax Cup is back on Aspen Mountain and better than ever |

Clubhouse Chronicles: Ajax Cup is back on Aspen Mountain and better than ever

Laura Kaplan and Anna Freedman
Ajax Cup event co-chairs
The winning team, dubbed "Team Alps," tosses their gloves in celebration after winning the Audi Ajax Cup on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Aspen Highlands.
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club has been a pillar of the Roaring Fork Valley community for the past 86 years, serving as a vital resource for all youth to access the mountains, and a home for countless world-renowned athletes to train and thrive.

AVSC prioritizes access and excellence for all youth living in our greater valley, awarding roughly $2.5 million annually in financial aid to ensure every kid who wants to participate in AVSC programs can, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

That brings us to AVSC’s annual Audi Ajax Cup, a dual GS race, après party and community fundraising event on Friday, Dec. 30, that makes all this possible. As this year’s event co-chairs, we can assure you this celebration is not to be missed.

The Audi Ajax Cup kicks off with a dual GS ski race where 16 teams go head-to-head to claim the famed Gorsuch Cup. Ski racing’s most celebrated racers, including Bode Miller, along with locals and AVSC athletes, give it their all on “The Little Nell Hill” on Aspen Mountain.

After the race, partygoers and racers alike will gather at Chica Aspen for the main event, a world-class, après ski celebration planned by Elizabeth Slossberg and her incredible team at EKS, where you will be wined and dined among world famous athletes and local celebrities. The celebration will feature an ice bar, champagne, caviar, delicious food, camaraderie, music, dancing with DJ Naka G and so much more. This party is the ultimate ski town holiday celebration, and your chance to rub elbows with ski racing’s most celebrated athletes.

We are so grateful to be involved with AVSC and support this community celebration for the second year in a row. We hope you will join us, and all the staff at AVSC, as we strive to positively impact the lives of more than 3,200 kids that benefit from AVSC’s life-changing programs.

We want to extend an extra special thank you to everyone that helps make this event come to life, specifically the team at Aspen Snowmass and the Gorsuch family.

Bottom line is the Audi Ajax Cup is not to be missed! We hope to see you there. Please visit for tickets and more information.

Clubhouse Chronicles is a behind-the-scenes column written by the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club that runs periodically in the Aspen Times sports section.

Laura Kaplan and Anna Freedman are the event co-chairs for this year’s Audi Ajax Cup.
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