Aspen/Snowmass Team Athlete Peter Olenick from Carbondale, CO walked away with $500 cash and the bragging rights at the Thanksjibbing jam on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the base of Aspen Mountain. Olenick battled and won over 16 skiers.

Aspen/Snowmass Team Athlete Matt Walker from Aspen, Colorado took home $250 for second place and skier Nate Berkel, also from Aspen, took home $100 for third.

The Aspen/Snowmass terrain park crew created boxes, rails and other features, leaving athletes endless opportunities to jib.

A crowd of over 1,000 gathered under the lights in while local DJ Naka G kept the crowd pumped up with his mighty talent of spinning the latest tunes. The party officially started with après entertainment at 3 p.m., Beer Garden on Upper Gondola Plaza and House of Bounce in Lower Gondola Plaza as well as fire pits throughout to keep the crowds warm.

The event consisted of two 30-minute jam sessions. In the first, 17 skiers hit the features trying to top one another with each run. Following the ski competition, the clock was reset for another 30 minutes as the snowboarders took center stage.

Over $1,700 was awarded to the winners from both disciplines.

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass opened for the season Thursday, Nov. 22. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk open on Dec. 8th.

The Thanksjibbing park will be opening for the public starting Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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