Spring Jam begins at Aspen, Snowmass | AspenTimes.com

Spring Jam begins at Aspen, Snowmass

ASPEN – The Aspen Skiing Co. has a bevy of events slated for this weekend, the opening weekend of Spring Jam.

Here’s the low-down:

• Today is Big Air Friday at Snowmass, where athletes will go big off of the 40-foot jump on upper Fanny Hill. Competition is from 2 to 3 p.m. A torchlight descent and live music at 6:30 p.m. round out the day.

• The 12th annual Spring Jam kicks off with the Core Party concert at the corner of Cooper Avenue and Galena Street in Aspen on Friday. Railroad Earth takes the stage at 8 p.m.

• On Saturday, a St. Paddy’s Day Celebration in Snowmass – an all-day affair – includes the Lucky Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt with prizes for kids and adults. Emerald Isle festivities continue all day with green beer and Irish fare, kids activities, free concerts, giveaways, Celtic dancers and bagpipe marches.

• Also, at 8 p.m. Saturday, the 13th annual KickAspen Big Air Invitational will feature the best regional ski and snowboard athletes competing under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain. Prize giveaways, a beer garden and a DJ will round out the action.

• Terrain Park Boot Camp is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Snowmass, where coaches and athletes will teach beginners how to safely slide a rail, hit a box and throw a trick. From teens to parents, this is open to anyone interested in learning the ropes of the terrain park. It will be open from noon to 3 p.m. both days.

• The weekend winds down at 3 p.m. Sunday when Cameron Williams and Steven Vidamouir of Jes’ Grew open up for the Wailers. The free concert will take place at Base Village in Snowmass.

For more details about this weekend’s events and more, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com.

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