The World’s Best Women Snowboarders Competed for a Prize of Over $20,000
Aspen/Snowmass, CO, April 3, 2010… Kelly Clark took home a prize of
$10,000 today, Saturday, April 3, for winning the third annual COVERGIRL
Snow Angels Invitational superpipe competition in Snowmass, Colo. This is
the second year in a row that Clark has taken first place in the event. The
competition was fierce, with fifteen of the world’s best women snowboarders
competing on the new 22-foot Olympic-sized Superpipe in Snowmass.
1st – Kelly Clark – $10,000
2nd – Ursina Holler – $4,500
3rd – Soko Yamaoka – $2,000
4th – Paulina Ligocka – $1,000
5th – Gretchen Bleiler- $500
Barbie Style Award (new this year) – Kelly Clark with a double stiffy on her
first hit – $2,500
Best Trick – Maddy Schaffrick with a Haakon flip – $150
Highest Air – Kelly Clark – $150
Most Progressive Riding – Maddy Schaffrick – $150
In addition to these awards, all athletes who competed received a portion of
the $20,000 prize purse. The competition included a jam session with full
“I’m really happy with my result today and had a lot of fun while
competing,” says Clark. “It’s a progessive format and there’s a lot of great
riding and all the girls had a great time.”
The third annual COVERGIRL Snow Angels Invitational began on Friday, April 2
and will continue through tomorrow, April 4. The event is much more than a
superpipe competition with spa activities, yoga, and a Girls’ Night Out at
the Belly Up.
“Having the COVERGIRL Snow Angels Invitational here in Snowmass is awesome,
it’s the end of the year and it’s a low pressure environment,” says Bleiler.
“It’s so amazing to bring all the girls together, and staying at the Viceroy
in Snowmass is definitely the biggest treat of the this year’s event.”
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The world’s best snowboarders are in attendance, including Gretchen Bleiler,
Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, Sarah Conrad, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mercedes
Nicoll, Linn Haug, Maddy Schaffrick, Haruna Matsumoto, Soko Yamaoka, Sophie
Rodriguez, Kelly Marren, Palmer Taylor, Paulina Ligocka and Ursina Holler.
Aspen/Snowmass would like to thank this year’s event sponsors including
COVERGIRL, Secret, K2, Oakley, Vitamin Water, espnW, Barbie, Town of
Snowmass Village, Giro, Nike, Mission Skincare, Viceroy Resorts and
Residences and ContourHD.
For more information on the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational or anything
regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call
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