The Audi Ajax Cup, benefitting the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, which celebrated its 80th anniversary, is Aspen’s signature winter sports event. Skiers competed in teams in pro-style dual giant slalom races on Little Nell, duking it out for the famed Gorsuch Cup. Each team was paired with a professional ski racer; this year’s pros included Daron Rahlves, AJ Kitt, and AVSC alums Alice McKennis, Katie Ryan, and Jake Zamansky, among others. Kristina Koznick led Team Hildebrand—aka Team “Kick Some Wax”—to victory.
Casey Puckett, Jimmie Johnson, and Pete McBride
Pete McBride and Marc Ganzi
Candice Collings, AJ Kitt, and Jeff Gorsuch with Wallace and James Gorsuch
Kristina Koznick (LEFT) and Team Hildebrand—aka Team “Kick Some Wax”—took home the Gorsuch Cup.
Julien and Karim Souki
Katie Ryan and AJ Kitt
Skiers raced down the professional giant slalom courses in a pro racing format.
Sarah Schleper and Jake Zamansky
Johno McBride, Daron Rahlves, and Chris Davenport