Tremendous show of support for ski club |

Tremendous show of support for ski club

Dear Editor:

It takes a great town to host a great event, and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club wishes to thank everyone who made the second annual Ajax Cup on Aspen Mountain a real success. We would especially like to thank our sponsors – Aspen Skiing Co., Gorsuch, Bombardier, Rowland and Broughton Architecture and Urban Design and Fiduciary Trust International. The new Aspen branch of the Young Presidents’ Organization also stepped up with its kind support. AVSC would like to express our gratitude for our wonderful apres-ski party hosts Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. We honor their commitment to the children of the Roaring Fork Valley.

It was a terrific race filled with close competition culminating in an exciting final heat. Congratulations to Marc Ganzi’s winning team, led by AVSC alum and former U.S. Ski Team racer Jake Zamansky. Not only did Ganzi’s team win, but both he and Katy Frisch did a fantastic job co-chairing the event. Race chairs Chris Davenport and Casey Puckett put on a first-class competition.

Caribou Club put on a great welcome party, EKS Events designed and delivered a fantastic venue for the apres-ski, and all the athletes received beautiful jackets from KJUS. Southern Wine and Spirits provided our guests with top-shelf libations enjoyed by all. The event was AVSC’s largest fundraiser of the year, helping provide funds for programs and scholarship support to more than 2,000 local children.

AVSC has already broken our record for enrollment this winter, and the Ajax Cup will help ensure that all our participants have the best winter-sports experience possible and truly grow as athletes and as people.

Mark A. Cole

Executive director,

Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club

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