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The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans. This year's highlights include the ninth annual NEPSA Awards at the Wheeler Opera House, and the D&E Fashion show at the BellyUP Aspen.

The Meeting- Jeremy SwansonThe Meeting- Jeremy Swanson

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The Environment Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Aspen, CO- Calling all environmental activists in the Roaring Fork Valley. In the past 14 years, the Environment Foundation has allocated over 1.7 million dollars to hundreds of projects supporting the Roaring Fork Valley's preservation and restoration. This unique non-profit organization, is now accepting grant applications for projects in need of funding until October 14th at 4:30pm. If you've got a the proactive plan, and need the financial backing, get up and get moving.


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2011-2012 Season Pass Pricing Announced

It's that time of year again when our cravings for snow are getting more urgent by the day. We find ourselves day dreaming of ripping fresh tracks on a blue bird day, and shredding our favorite line we said farewell to late last spring. And all in the same dream we look over at the thermometer as it reads a chilling 20 degrees, and SNAP, we're back to reality enjoying our final month of summer sunshine. So maybe it's not exactly time to get our first turns of the season in, but it's definitely time to start thinking about where we're going to do it. Aspen/Snowmass wants you to join them this upcoming season with great pass deals announced just last week. With plenty of options to choose, this article will help you decided which pass is right for you. Whichever pass you choose, heed this advice, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, saves the most money.

Brent Harkins Dropping CliffsBrent Harkins Dropping Cliffs

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Pass the Appreciation

Aspen, CO - If you're just as shocked as I am that August has snuck up on us again, I'm sure you'll be just as eager to take full advantage of the remaining days of summer too. The snow has finally given way to trails on those big mountain climbs we've all be waiting for, and the mountain bike trails are ripping faster than ever. Aspen/Snowmass wants to say thank you to all you 2010-2011 season passholders and 2011 full summer passholders, that have been taking advantage of the summer by dishing out a free bike haul pass and Snowmass Gondola RIde on Saturday, August 13th.

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Accredited Christian Knapp Appointed as Vice President of Marketing

Aspen, CO - A change up in an organizations creative flow often means big things. Aspen Skiing Company is one of the most prestigious and recognizable brands in the world, and it just got itself a new VP of Marketing, Mr. Christian Knapp. The organization is excited about the new team member, and what he's capable of for the organization.

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The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

Are you a competitive biker that loves to push yourself to the limit? Do you have what it takes to conquer the Power of Four? This August 28th, put your mountain biking skills to the test, at the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. As the follow up to the Power of Four winter ski race, the bike race will combine all four mountains of the Aspen/Snowmass area into one demanding race course, challenging even the fittest of bikers with its diverse terrain.

Snowmass - By Jeremy SwansonSnowmass - By Jeremy Swanson