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Aspen Native Ski Star Alex Ferreira Leads Team To Ajax Cup Victory

Dec 30, 2019

A team led by Alex Ferreira (second from left) and co-captained by Jimmie Johnson (third from left) won the 2019 Ajax Cup.
Credit Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club

Aspen Mountain was home to some star-studded ski racing Monday during the 10th running of the Ajax Cup. Sixteen teams competed in the annual charity race, a fundraiser for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.

After a decisive final race, a team called the West End Hillbillies took the title. Aspen native Alex Ferreria, an X-Games regular and Olympic medalist, led the team, which was co-captained by NASCAR champion and part-time Aspen resident Jimmie Johnson.

AVSC hasn’t released this year’s fundraising totals yet, but hoped to raise more than last year’s total of $800,000.