Stratton Mountain stepped up to match the prize purse set forth by the Vermont Open organizers, doubling the cash prize to $20,000.
“Stratton has had the rare opportunity to watch some of the nation’s best riders grow, train and compete on our slopes,” said Sky Foulkes, President of Stratton Mountain. “With the Vermont Open, we are excited to launch the next chapter of big competition in southern Vermont.”
The prize money will be divided among top riders in each rider division.
Sponsors of the Vermont Open include Stratton Mountain Resort, Foley Caterpillar, Vermont Country Store, Thebault Design, Vew-Do Boards, Science Apparel. Individual sponsors are Tim Ward, Greg Gawlick and Sarah Garay.
The Vermont Open is a three event snowboarding competition on Stratton Mountain’s main face. Over three days, riders will compete in halfpipe, rail jam and banked slalom events with prizes awarded to the top scorers. Registration is open to everyone in the categories of junior (12 and under), amateur, pro and washed up. Register for the Vermont Open at www.vermontopen.com. The highest value prize will go to the overall winner, the male and female riders who earn the highest overall score across all three events.