Mike Mertion & Simon Dartois represent at the Aspen Snowmass Open 

Now in it's fourth year, the Aspen Snowmass Open is one of the key stepping stones to the US Open and X-Games. International team rider Mike Mertion and development team rider Simon Dartois headed on down to check it out.

In the Superpipe Qualifying Simon did well posting a respectable 60.33 points to come 7th in his heat, unfortunately not getting enough in his second heat to get through... while Mike threw down to come first in his heat with 81 points, and an 83.5 in the semi-final to move on into the finals that day. Sadly Mike had a bad run in the finals and ended up coming 10th - however it shows how much talent the kid has got and we look forward to seeing him up there over the coming years.

Final results - Ski Superpipe:

1. David Wise. 90.16

2. Taylor Seaton. 87.83

3. Evan Schwartz. 81

4. Derek Spong. 78.33

5. Matthew Philippi. 75.5

6. Nathan Wood. 74.83

7. Patrick Baskins. 73.66

8. John Strenio. 73.33

9. Gus Kenworthy. 67.5

10. Mike Mertion. 38.5

Mike has also qualified for the semi-finals of the Slopestyle - for more information goto: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/travelinfo/events/detail.cfm?&eventID=10