If there’s not already enough excitement surrounding X Games (Jan. 24-27), Aspen/Snowmass is hosting their first ever King of Quarters event – a quarterpipe competition on Aspen Mountain – this Friday and Saturday, January 25-26 from 5 – 7 p.m.

All the big names are coming out to compete under the lights, including Aspen/Snowmass athlete Peter Olenick, along with Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson, TJ Schiller, Stefan Thomas, John Symms, Sean Field, Justin Dorey and Mike Riddle

The ski competition is on Saturday night and the prize purse is $15,000. First place will win $9,000; second place will be awarded $4,000 and third will receive $2,000. The quarterpipe is 35 ft. high and athletes will soar higher than the Aspen Mountain gondola cable.

Invited skiers Jon Olson, Simon Dumont, Charles Gagnier and others are expected to confirm their participation.

Just before the ski competition on Saturday, D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop in Aspen,
across the street from Gondola Plaza, will host an athlete signing from 4 – 5 p.m. featuring Sarah Burke, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Colby West and Steele Spence.

The King of Quarters quarterpipe construction is being led by Frank Wells, of the Aspen/Snowmass terrain park crew, and in partnership with Snow Park Technologies (SPT). The event will be walking distance from Gondola Plaza.

The King of Quarters event is sponsored by Sprint, W.L. Gore and Associates, Salomon, Bud Light, Red Bull, Oakley, Helly Hansen, American Express and D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop.

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