LINCOLN, New Hampshire — With the best riders in the world already in the northeast for the 25th Annual U.S. Open of Snowboarding, the call of the Loon Mountain Park is in the air and singing for the best park riders to take part in the annual Last Call with Eastern Boarder on Wednesday, March 21. Over $4,000 is up for grabs this year, along with exclusive prizes from Libtec, Oakley and Vans.
Registration will be held in Java Junction, on the Octagon side of the mountain and adjacent to the Deli, from 8:30 ??вЂњ 10 a.m. and is followed by a riders meeting at the LMP Yurt at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $50 per person, limited to the first 80 competitors, and includes a lift ticket, BBQ lunch and entry fee. Riders will be judged as they compete in a rhythm section of jumps, the wallride and up-to-down rail/box setup. Riders will earn points on overall impression based on style, degree of difficulty and execution. Cash will be awarded to top male and female competitors and the Oakley watch for best trick.
Awards will be held outside of the LMP Yurt at 3:30 p.m. and is followed with an apr??s event in the Bunyan Room from 4 ??вЂњ 6 p.m. An after part will take place at the Woodstock Station at 9 p.m. with karaoke. Discounted lodging is available for competitors at the Indian Head Resort (www.indianheadresort.com or 603.745.8000) for a price of $49/night and at the Kanc Motor Lodge (www.kancmotorlodge.com or 603.745.3365) for $59/night.
Loon Mountain, rated the #1 resort in the east by Transworld Snowboarding readers, has four parks up and running, including the #6 nationally ranked Loon Mountain Park, #7 ranked Superpipe and Burton Progression Park. Upcoming events include 382 Battle my Crew on March 25 and the Slush Pool Party on April 7.
For more information on Loon Mountain park events, please visit terrainparks.loonmtn.com or call 800-229-LOON (5666).