The third Olympic Qualifier of the season was held in Aspen Snowmass. As competitors made their way to Aspen, so did the weather. The clouds started rolling in and temperatures dropped as the forecast called for a nice, little storm to finally hit Colorado. This was not the greatest of news for a halfpipe competition but the show would have to go on.
With just one last qualifier to go, some of the spots for the U.S. Freeskiing Team were finally going to be announced. As qualifiers for the event neared, it was clear that the competitors were fired up to try and secure their spots.