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Snowmass history: Ski splash of Wintersköl 1977

The Winterskol ski splash at Snowmass from the Jan. 27, 1977 edition of The Aspen Times. Jill Agadijaman, pictured, won second in the women's division.
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Amid a winter season that began with one of the lowest snow packs ever for Aspen Skiing Co., Wintersköl ’77, with a theme of “Still Crazy After All These Years,” remained a celebration of all winter activities.

The lack of snow canceled the annual Torchlight Descent, Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Race and several other activities, but Snowmass prevailed, hosting snow sculpting, the citizen’s cross country race, pool tug of war, Ski Joring (which had to be relocated due to snow conditions to a pasture on Owl Creek Road) and of course, the ever-favorite Ski Splash.

Ski Splash qualifications took place the week prior, with finals held during the festive week. Finals held at the El Dorado Pool included a “$100 cash prize put up by Schlitz, in addition to the cash and prizes from Snowmass Resort businesses” — giving the contestants something to jump for.

That year, Jill Agadijaman, pictured, won second place in the women’s division for her spectacular spread eagle aerial jump


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