NEWRY, Maine ??вЂќ Sunday River and fellow American Skiing Company resorts, Killington and Mount Snow, will team with Freeskier Magazine to host the Freeskier Magazine Trilogy Tour, a three-weekend freeride event that begins this weekend.
Each stop of the Trilogy Tour will feature Big Air, Pipe Jam, and Budweiser Rail Jam competitions with prize money for first, second, and third place winners in each event, totaling a series cash purse of $25,000. For each event – big air, pipe jam, and rail jam – a maximum of 45 athletes will compete in the semi-pro category and a maximum 45 athletes will compete in the pro category. An awards ceremony will conclude each event, honoring the top five finishers in all four categories: semi-pro male and female, and pro male and female.
Killington Resort (Killington, VT) will host the first stop of the Trilogy Tour Jan. 22-23 at the Bear Mountain Terrain Park and will invite the general public of New York City to take a round-trip ride on the Ski Vermont Crazy Train from Penn Station to Killington to watch or compete in the event. The competition schedule will include the Halfpipe Jam and Budweiser Rail Jam on Saturday, Jan. 22, with an on-snow concert as part of the Budweiser Concert Series, followed by the Freeskier Magazine Party at the Wobbly Barn. Sunday, Jan. 23, the Big Air competition will be held at the Viper Pit on Bear Trap.
Sunday River Resort (Newry, Maine) will host the second stop of the Trilogy Tour Feb. 12-13 in conjunction with the 10th Annual New England Freeride Championships. The event will include the Pipe Jam, Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Barker Mountain Superpipe, as well as the Budweiser Rail Jam slope-side of the White Cap base lodge. Sunday, Feb. 13, the Big Air competition will take place in the freestyle arena at the Rocking Chair Super Park. Sunday River will cap off its leg of the Trilogy Tour with its Budweiser Rocks the River concert by the Adam Ezra Group of Boston.
Mount Snow Resort (West Dover, VT) will host the final weekend of the Trilogy Tour with the Budweiser Anti-Gravity Grail March 5-6. The competition schedule will include the Pipe Jam, Saturday March 5 at the SoBe Superpipe at Carinthia, followed by the Budweiser Rail Jam at the Video Hill Main Face. Raw footage from the day’s event will replay at the Snowbarn Glow Party Saturday night, and competitors over age 21 will have free entry to the party. Sunday, March 6, the Big Air Competition will kick off at Video Hill.
Online registration at Freeskier.com is open to male and female professional and semi-pro skiers and riders ages 14 and over. Registration fees are $50 for male pro events, $40 for male semi-pro events, $40 for female pro events, and $30 for female semi-pro events. Special rates apply for multi-event registration. Participants may also register on-site the day of the event for an additional $10.