BARTLETT, New Hampshire — Sunday, December 31, 2006 athletes will battle for $2,000 in cash prizes at the ATP Bud Light Rail Jam at Attitash in Bartlett, New Hampshire. The Rail Jam is the first of four events in the 06/07 ATP Freeride Series with Slopestyle, Superpipe Jam and Skiercross/Ridercross events to follow. The winner of the series will be crowned “ATP Freeride Champion” at the final event in March and take home an American Skiing Company All For One Pass valid for the 07/08 season.
“The Rail Jam features some of the best riders in the east in an all out Jam session. Not only is there cash involved but this is the lead-in to our freeride series,” said Greg Keeler, Attitash Freeride Team coordinator. “The chance to earn bragging rights as ‘ATP Freeride Champion’ and raffle tickets towards the ‘ATP Classic Car’ ups the ante. These competitors will have a lot at stake and it will be an exciting series to follow throughout the season.”
The spectator friendly event will take place outside Ptarmigan’s Pub at the base of Attitash at 1:00pm. Skiers and riders will compete in a combined open category on a signature rail set up from the ATP Fly Zone, the resort’s large terrain park. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five athletes (1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250, 4th place $150, 5th place $100).
Registration is limited to 50 competitors. Participants can register in advance on line at www.skireg.com or on the day of the event from 8:00am-9:30 am in the Attitash Base Lodge. There is a $40 registration fee and a $10 refundable bib fee. Helmets are required in all freestyle events.
The Bud Light Rail Jam will feature entertainment from Mount Washington Valley’s DJ team of Matt Spofford and Keith Osborne otherwise known as MPT (Master Piece Theatre), who later will move inside to Ptarmigan’s Pub for apr??s ski from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Athletes competing in any or all of the ATP Freeride Series will be entered into a raffle to win the ATP Free Ride, to be raffled off at the final event.
Athletes of all ages can participate in one or all of the events throughout the series. Athletes must compete in at least three of the four events to be considered for the final prize and the ATP Freeride Champion title.
The four-event series will take place throughout the season. The other events are ATP Slopestyle slated for Saturday, January 20, 2007, the ATP Atomic Superpipe Jam on February 24, 2007, and the final event the Skiercross/Ridercross event on Sunday, March 11, 2007.
Attitash is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Rt. 302 outside of North Conway in Bartlett. During the winter, Attitash offers 70 trails representing 22 miles of skiing and riding on 280 acres. In the summer guests can enjoy North America’s longest Alpine Slides, waterslides, the Scenic Sky Ride, lift-serviced mountain biking, climbing wall, EuroBungy Trampoline, horseback rides, driving range and skate park.