Aspen Times - April 5, 2014
Synchro skiers prep for Aspen Worlds
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Synchro skiers prep for Aspen Worlds

Synchronized skiers from across the West and across the world tested the premium
groomed snow at Aspen Mountain on Satjurday, preparing for the 13th annual Aspen
World Synchro Championships.

The teams, clad in their colorful matching uniforms, worked on the synchronized
routines on North American, above Bonnie’s Restaurant, as well as other groomed runs
off the Ajax Express.

The skiers, including the hosts and organiziers (the Aspen Divas), also worked on their
racing form and mogul technique as the Aspen World Championships will kick off the
competition phases today.

First up, there will be racing and bumps – for the first time in the Aspen World Synchro
Championships.

Each team will provide four racers and two bump skiers for today’s events.

The racers will use the course on the Nastar arena at Aspen Mountain, starting at 9:45 a.
m. today

The bump competition will be at 1 p.m. today on Sunrise/Sunset, with prime viewing on
the Ajax Express chairlift.

On Monday, the official synchro competition will be held on the North American run on
Aspen Mountain, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The best viewing for the event is the deck at Bonnie’s. A DJ will provide tunes during
the Monday competition.

There will be an after-party at 4 p.m. Monday at the Limelight. Awards will be
presented at 5 p.m.

Scoring for the Aspen World Synchro Championships will be 70 percent on synchro, 20
percent on the race and 10 percent on bumps.

The event is organized by the Aspen Divas, who were founded by Jerry Berg in 1998.
The Divas represent the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen.

There currently are more than 30 Divas skiing on three different Diva teams — the
Divas, the Diva-Ettes and Diva-Lution.

In addition to competing, the Diva group has organized the Aspen World Synchro
Championships since 2003.

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Teams in the 13th annual Aspen World Synchro Championships work on
their alighment on Midway Road on Aspen Mountain on Saturday
morning. The teams of synchronized skiers will showcase their synchro
routines Monday on the North American
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