The Meeting Part 1: Movies, Parties and Aspen

Comments by Steve Hemphill/

When you gather some of the industry’s top personnel, put them in Aspen, show some of the best ski movies and throw in alcohol -a lot of alcohol- you get The Meeting.

The Meeting kicked off Thursday with the NEPSA awards at the Wheeler Opera House. Doran Laybourn took home first place and $2,000 for his film “Good to Go”, while Pat Sewell came in second and Ryan Price took third. Following the awards everyone headed up the gondola to check out TGR’s “Light the Wick”.


Intermission at the Wheeler Opera House


With day one in the books and some pretty good stories from the previous night, day two commenced and started off with a social marketing panel discussion then happy hour. Following some adult beverages and food, everyone headed back over to the Wheeler Opera House where they were visually entertained by Chris Davenports “Austrailis” and Poor Boyz Productions “Revolver”. Before and in-between the shows athletes mingled, did interviews and signed autographs for fans.


The Level 1 Crew Loves Aspen!


After the opera house emptied out, the crowd went their separate ways got some food in their stomachs and prepared for the late night showings. Starting at 10pm, Level 1′s “Eye Trip” got the Belly Up crowed and other onlookers hooting and hollering. Following “Eye Trip”, Stan Evans and Grete Elliasen presented “Say My Name”, a ladies only film that was beyond impressive.

After sitting through multiple films, DJ Muggs took to the stage and got people moving their feat to some quality beats. People danced into the night, beers were continually consumed, and day two was a wrap—successful yet again.


DJ Muggs


Visit www.aspensnowmass.com for more info on the meeting.