Stars shine in Snowboard Banked Slalom
The Aspen Times
The stars come out in Aspen — day and night.
The second annual Slash the Milk Snowboard Banked Slalom attracted a galaxy of Aspen’s top snowboarding stars for the annual competition at Buttermilk.
Using the basic course for the Winter X Games snowboardcross event, the banked slalom event was part of the 15th annual Bud Light Spring Jam.
In the open men’s division, Olympic bronze medalist Chris Klug took home first place with Aspen native Travis McLain second.
Third place went to Jason Cook.
In the open women’s division, World Cup veteran Jordan Karlinski took first place at Buttermilk.
Gretchen Bleiler, a decorated Winter X Games medalist, finished second. Bleiler retired from competition last year.
Third place went to Ashley Connor.
As part of the Bud Light Spring Jam, the eighth annual Fallen Friends Memorial Event was held at Aspen Highlands last weekend.
The event featured costumed teams of skiers competing on a course of bumps, jumps and park features.
It was held on Scarlett’s Run above the Merry-Go-Round restaurant.
Proceeds from the event went to the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) scholarship fund in honor of local fallen friends.
Banked Slalom Results
Fallen Friends Memorial
3rd—One in the Whole
Best Team Spirit
Blizzard of Oz
Cowboys and Indians
Chris Corning (Trick: Back 9)