It all started with a seemingly innocent trip to Copper Mountain
for some spring riding.
“It was warm out so we decided to wear our swimsuits,” said
Kerrie Holmes, a sophomore business major. “We had no idea that
there was a contest going on that day.”
Being two young, good-looking women, Holmes and her roommate
Jessica Fisher caught the eye of everyone and were repeatedly asked
if they were competing in the swimsuit snowboarding competition.
Even the lift operators tried to entice them to participate.
“We didn’t want anything to do with it, but these guys, who we
had just met that day, went behind our backs and paid for us to be
in the competition,” Holmes said. “I don’t know how it happened or
why we agreed to it, but the next thing I remember, we were hiking
up the run in our swimsuits. There were literally thousands and
thousands of people gathered around the run and waiting at the
Holmes and Fisher had a serious advantage as they were the
youngest and therefore “perkiest” of the competitors.
“Most of the women were in their 30s and starting to sag,”
Holmes said. “They all had on crazy things like super-tiny thongs
and cotton balls over their nipples. They had no sexual inhibitions
Swimsuit snowboarding competitions are not exactly a regular
part of these girls’ weekends, however, they knew that they would
need to shed a bit of their youth-induced innocence if they were to
have a chance at impressing the mass of onlookers. The DJ
apparently noticed the girls and chose to play Christina Aguilera’s
song ‘Dirty’ to inspire an entertaining run.
“Right before I started, this old guy handed me a water bottle,
so I carried it down with me. We rode down, but there wasn’t
anything really interesting about it. Then, about half-way down, we
stopped riding and danced around a bit just because we didn’t know
what else to do. I was squirting the water bottle at Jessica and
she was slicking her hair back with it.” Holmes said. “We just
laughed at each other the whole way. When we finally got to the end
of the run, we were all happy and we kissed each other. It was just
barely a peck but everyone went freaking nuts.”
Cameras were flashing and men were hollering with delight at the
glorious sight of two bikinied women touching lips.
Holmes and Fisher were awarded first prize and received season
passes at Copper Mountain.
“I was happy about winning the pass but there was this concern
in the back of my mind that a picture of Jess and I kissing would
be in the paper or something,” Holmes said.
The picture never made it in the mountain newspapers. It did,
however, grace the pages of TransWorld Snowboarding magazine, a
very popular national publication, in an article about the best
things at Copper Mountain.
“They took that picture right at the exact second that we
pecked. It looks so much worse than it was. Our heads are tilted to
the side and everything. It was so innocent and now it looks all
raunchy. It’s really embarrassing,” Holmes said.
At any rate, TransWorld subscriptions have most likely