At Buttermilk, its Open season again |

At Buttermilk, its Open season again

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado
Jordan Curet The Aspen Times
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ASPEN The fourth annual Aspen/Snowmass Open returns to Buttermilk starting Thursday. The four-day competition offers the opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to vie for prize money and name recognition on the renowned Winter X Games slopestyle and superpipe courses before they are re-opened for the general public. The roster of notable athletes attending includes Bobby Brown, Sean Decker, Alex Schlopy, Henrik Lempert, Joe Eddy, Jamie Culp and Aspen/Snowmass Team Athletes Meg Olenick and Matt Walker. Nearly $50,000 of prize money is on the line again this year. The event will have open categories for male and female skiers and snowboarders in both slopestyle and superpipe.Last years competition saw plenty of local talent land on the podium over the weekend.Teddy Karlinski of Snowmass Village took third in the mens snowboard slopestyle final, while Basalt local Molly Wilson was third in the womens final.Leslie Glenn of Breckenridge won gold in the womens snowboard superpipe final, with local rider Kyla Sobieralski earning silver and Shirley Caron taking bronze.In mens ski slopestyle, Basalts Walker made up for a quick exit from his first Winter X Games on the same course two weeks earlier when he claimed gold for his first professional win. In the womens ski slopestyle final, Carbondales Olenick took third and AVSC athlete Anna Segal who won gold at this years Winter X Games took the silver. The mens snowboard slopestyle and superpipe fields for this years event are still open to athletes, as is mens skiing superpipe and all of the womens events. Interested athletes can still register at

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