Tomba tour hits Aspen today |

Tomba tour hits Aspen today

Aspen Times Staff Report

The final stop of The Lexus Tomba Tour is this weekend at Aspen Mountain.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club and the Kids’ Stuff Foundation.

The action kicks off at 1:30 p.m. today when valley kids get an opportunity to ski with Alberta Tomba and 15 other former and current World Cup racers. Some of those include: Hans Petter Burras, Michael Van Gruenigen, Kalle Palander, Felix McGrath, Donna Weinbrecht, Jure Kosir and Kristina Kosnick.

The public will get an opportunity to compete against Tomba at 1 p.m., Saturday. For $20, individuals can ski one run against Tomba’s race time and receive a Lexus Tomba Tour T-shirt, souvenir bib and entry in a raffle for a pair of Rossignol skis and other prizes. The fastest racers will get a chance to ski head to head with Tomba.

In addition, Tomba and the other World Cup skiers will sign autographs in the gondola plaza from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be aired on CBS on Sunday, April 4.

The Aspen Valley Ski Club is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for children throughout the valley to enjoy winter sports regardless of their ability to afford lessons, transportation and equipment.

The Kids’ Stuff Foundation was founded in 1990 by former tennis pro Andrea Jaeger. The nonprofit organization brings children with cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions to Aspen for a week of fun.

More information is available by calling Toby Morse at the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, at 925-2720.

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