Denver Big Air ready to fly today downtown

A crew member preps the ramp for today's Denver Big Air competition. (Denver Post)

Denver is ready for takeoff. Denver Big Air, that is, which begins two days of competition with Ski Big Air at 6 p.m. today (doors at 3:30 p.m., practice at 5 p.m.). Get a feel for the event with this great story and video from the Denver Post. Want to see what it looks like from a rider’s perspective. Check out this helmet-cam view.

Snow started flying in Denver last Wednesday, but not all of it was from Mother Nature. A crew from Copper Mountain had set up camp in Civic Center Park for the next four days to make snow for the 10-story ramp that will be used for Denver Big Air. Read the Denver Post story.

What’s this giant (10-story tall) setup going to look like? Check out this awesome graphic from the Post and read their story about the roots of this event. There has been  one sour noted sounded: event organizers learned that Tom WallischFreeskier magazine’s skier of the year, would not be able to compete because of an injury sustained recently in training. More. But there are a number of talented competitors ready to step up. Meet them.

Denver Big Air presented by Sprint will be held on Jan. 25-26 in the heart of downtown at Civic Center Park. Recently they built the 10-story high ramp that will be used in the competition. Check out this video.  Two great concerts have been announced: Switchfoot (day one)and One Republic (day two). Get more details on how to see the shows.

Day one competition will feature skiers; on day two snowboarders will rule the hill. Want to buy tickets? (one-day and all-session passes available, as well as VIP tickets) Look at this cool rendering of the jump and the seat locations. Get daily updates on theirFacebook page.

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