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First Chair Festival 2017 – Denver

October 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ski & snowboard festivals 2017 First Chair Festival

Fall is a seriously exciting time of the year for snow enthusiasts. People get obsessively anxious for the season to start, with constant reminders that snow is coming. Scattered ski film premieres and big bargain sales have been a part of the passage into winter that we’ve always experienced. This fall it will be the time to bring the community together and have one big kick off to the ski season with First Chair Festival, featuring ski film premieres, live music performances from national touring acts, a 3-story street-style pro jam with your favorite pro skiers on real snow, a giant gear sale, and more! This nationally recognized festival is one of our favorite ski/snowboard festivals of the year. This day long extravaganza gives everyone a chance to feel that the season is about to begin.

You definitely don’t want to miss out on the industry’s most anticipated ski event of the season.

First Chair Festival 2017 – Event Details

Live Music

Headliner – Air Traffic Controller

Boston natives, Air Traffic Controller have created a place all their own in the indie pop world.

Serving in the US Navy as an air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home demos written during deployment to his friends. Band-mate and singer/songwriter Casey Sullivan met Dave soon thereafter, and the two forged a collaborative bond that has become the vocal sound of ATC.

With an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound, people are taking notice of ATC. They were 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Fest performers with The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, placed on the NPR Hot 100 List for SXSW, named Guardian UK Band of the Day, won Best Indie Alternative


Rail Jam

he Pro Rail Jam will be a professional street-style ski competition featuring some of the top riders in the world. The event will go down on a closeout-style setup in the middle of Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, Oct 7th.

The custom-built setup is a true street-style layout complete with five different staircase-style 2″ round bars, including one 30ft closeout handrail, a 20ft to flat landing, two 30ft down bars to flat, two 30ft down-flat-down bars to flat, and 25-tons of real snow. Invited pros are TBD.


First Chair Festival kicks off the season by showcasing the best ski films releasing this fall.



October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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