NEWRY, Maine ??вЂќ Snowboarders hoping to secure a spot in this winter’s Burton US Open will be heading to Sunday River for the kick off of The Main Event Series, which will award two US Open slopestyle entries to the Series winners. The four part series gets underway on Dec. 11 at Sunday River’s Rocking Chair terrain park.
“The event format is very rider friendly,” said Brad Githens, Sunday River events and competitions coordinator. “It’s a mini-slopestyle with two features being sessioned in a jam format. After everyone gets their runs, it’s time for the finals. That’s The Main Event.”
The four part series awards cash and prizes at each stop while amassing points towards an overall winner. The overall winners in the men’s and women’s categories will be offered a wild-card entry into the Burton US Open of Snowboarding. Setting the Sunday River event apart is that the Sunday River winners are automatically entered in the Honda Sessions happening in Colorado on Jan. 14, 2006.
Competitor registration occurs on the day of the event from before first chair until 9:30 a.m. when competitor practice begins. At stake is entry into major snowboarding competitions nationwide, cash and prizes including The Main Event Series Title Belt.
Sunday River offers four terrain parks in-season and is committed to quality early season terrain features. The resort features two pipes, one of which Zaugg-cut Superpipe. Sunday River offers terrain parks that progress in size and scale allowing guests who are new to terrain park style and etiquette to gain skill and confidence in a comfortable environment.
More information regarding Sunday River’s terrain parks and pipes is available on the resort’s terrain park dedicated section of their website www.sundayriver.com/terrainparks. More information on The Main Event Series is available at www.maineventseries.com.