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Community Pedaleando: THANK YOU!

June 14, 2018
We had a great time at the Community Pedaleando! Thanks to all who came out to North Face Park in Carbondale to ride, learn, eat, and celebrate with us!
 
Thank you to our partners: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Aspen Community Foundation (ACF), and Valley Settlement  
 
Check out some pictures from the day.
 
Some highlights…
  • We had 250 attendees this year!
  • Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron and Olympian Chris Klug led out the group ride
  • 30 bikes were tuned by Aloha
  • 20 bikes given away by Quick read more or view full article Way of Compassion Bike Project
  • 20 helmets given away by Aspen Valley Hospital
  • 19 bikes borrowed from AVSC’s fleet of Giant Bicycles
  • Great raffle prizes donated by Basalt Bike & Ski, Aspen Skiing Company, Cyclebar, and Dakine
  • 125 tacos made by Taqueria El Nopal (made with pork donated by Rock Bottom Ranch!)
  • 220 grass-fed meat burgers and 120 hot dogs donated by Crystal River Meats
  • Piles of Sweets supplied by The Little Nell, The Hotel Jerome, and Cyclebar
  • Dozens of eggs were given away by ACES
 
…and A LOT of fun was had by all!
 
We’re already looking forward to next year! In the meantime, come ride with us! AVSC has mountain biking programs all summer long, including a free introductory clinic. Learn more and sign up here.
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Ten AVSC Alumni Named to US National Team

May 28, 2018

Alex Ferreira Ajax ParadeCongratulations to the following AVSC Alumni on qualifying for their respective US team! We can't wait to watch where your commitment, teamwork, and integrity takes you next.  

Alpine:

Nordic:

Freestyle/Freeskiing:

Snowboard:

  • Jake Canter (SS/Big Air Rookie Team, HP Rookie Team)
  • Chris Corning (SS/Big Air Pro Team)
  • Hagen Kearney (SBX A Team)
  • Jake Pates (HP Pro Team)
  • See snowboard team nominations. 

Photo: Matt Power 
Alex Ferreira leading the charge in a celebratory ski parade down Aspen Mountain after he returned home from PyeongChang 2018 with a silver medal.
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We're Hiring! Join the AVSC team.

May 15, 2018
Join the team at Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club! We are looking for two new team members: an Aspen Supports Kids Program Director and a Director of Finance. 

Click here to learn more about the Aspen Supports Kids Program Director position.

Click here to learn more about the Director of Finance position.

We plan to start reviewing applications on June 1st. Please see job descriptions (above) for directions on how to apply. 

 

AVSC: USSA Snowboarding + Freeskiing Club of the Year!

May 5, 2018
This article was originally published by Austin Colbert of The Aspen Times.

Two of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's programs earned some big-time recognition by U.S. Ski and Snowboard this week. The AVSC's freeskiing and snowboard programs were both named club of the year by the organization, with each having significant competition results this winter.

"Both programs had phenomenal seasons. While the results in higher-level competitions are certainly impressive, I am equally proud of what's being cultivated at the developmental level," AVSC executive director Mark Quick read more or view full article Godomsky said in a news release. "Our coaches and program directors have worked incredibly hard to build the best experience for our athletes — not only are kids progressing athletically at a rapid rate, but they're developing confidence and character and really coming into themselves simultaneously."

The freestyle program, directed by Eric Knight, was led this season by Cassidy Jarrell, who won the overall Revolution Tour championship in the halfpipe and repeated as the national champion. The freeskiers won a total of 14 medals at USASA nationals, including a U15 national title from Kai Morris.

Reese Chapdelaine (U13) and Mahlia Torres (U9) each had perfect seasons in their respective age classes in Rocky Mountain freestyle mogul competition. Andy Bass, Max Bass, Hudson Flynn and Hanna Lamm all won their age classes at the Steamboat big mountain regional competition.

The AVSC snowboard program, directed by Jason Cook, saw impressive results from halfpipe rider Robert Pettit, who competed in the Snowmass Grand Prix, and up-and-comer Jake Canter, who won the Junior Jam contest at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail. Canter, who lives in Summit County, also finished first in the halfpipe and third in slopestyle on the World Rookie Tour, and took second in the open class of the men's halfpipe at USASA nationals.

Shane Serrano was first and Hunter Hill third at the Air Nation Canada halfpipe contest, with Canter, Malem McDaniel and Logan Lauffer going 1-2-3 in the youth men's Revolution Tour qualifier in Copper.

On top of all this, the two programs combined to have five former athletes compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ferreira, who won Olympic silver, and Torin Yater-Wallace competed in ski halfpipe, Chris Corning in snowboard big air and slopestyle, Jake Pates in snowboard halfpipe and Hagen Kearney in snowboardcross.

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Honoring Bob Beattie - Aspen Supports Kids

April 18, 2018
Dear AVSC Community,
 
A few weeks ago, I wrote to share some thoughts on Bob Beattie, who was a dear friend to Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. In the time since his passing, we have thought a lot about how best to honor Bob's legacy here at AVSC. One of the things he was most persistent about with the AVSC team was his desire for our recreational program to once again be called "Aspen Supports Kids," the program's original name.
 
We are happy to share that starting next Quick read more or view full article season, the Base Camp program will be called Aspen Supports Kids once again! While the program has grown from 25 kids to 1,600 since the time that Bob, Brooke Peterson, and Charif Souki started it nearly 30 years ago, the mission has remained the same: accessibility to skiing and snowboarding for local youth.
 
In addition to the program name change, AVSC, the Beattie family, and The Bob Beattie Ski Foundation are excited to announce a generous $45,000 match for donations made in Bob's memory to the club's Bob Beattie Endowment Fund, a fund named a decade ago to honor Bob's impact. Donations made before June 1, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar up to the full $45,000 thanks to Zeno Beattie, Jackie and John Bucksbaum, Christin Cooper and Mark Tache, Sue and Ron Hopkinson, Carol and Mike Hundert, Peter Looram, and Yvonne and Otto Tschudi.
 
Bob saw potential in every child and cared deeply about their personal and athletic growth. This program was his pride and joy. We hope you will join us in honoring Bob by continuing to create opportunities for local kids to learn to ski and snowboard. Gifts can be made online, by check (made out to AVSC with "Bob Beattie" in the memo) or by phone (please call Miah Wheeler at (970) 205-5102).
 
Thank you to all who have shared stories and memories with us in the past few weeks; they are a testament to Bob's incredible impact on our community. One amazing tribute was the letter AVSC Alumnus Bobby Moyer wrote, which 9News featured here

We look forward to celebrating Bob's life with you all on December 8th, 2018 in Aspen; we will share more details regarding the celebration in the coming months.
 
Best, 

Mark

Mark Godomsky
Executive Director, AVSC
 
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