Bretton Woods & Glen Plake to Host Qualifying Event for the 2007 SI Next Snow Search
BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire — On January 27-28, 2007, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort will host a qualifying event for the 2007 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS Next Snow SEARCH, a national talent search to find young athletes who best represent the next generation of extreme skiers and snowboarders.
During the Next Snow SEARCH at Bretton Woods, kids will have the amazing opportunity to ski/ ride with “the most recognizable skier in the world,” Glen Plake. Glen has been in many ski films, as well as won many ski industry awards, including being voted the most influential skier in 100 years by the Great Britain Ski Club in 2004 (the largest ski club in the world), winning the 2001 ESPN award for the “Pioneer of Extreme Skiing,” and Glen is a three-time World Hot Dog Champion. Glen will be hosting one of his RSN Reel Thrills shows at Bretton Woods during the Next Snow Search, as well as special guest judging throughout the event.
The season-long search will be made up of more than 70 qualifying events held at resorts across the United States and Canada from December 2006 ??вЂњ February 2007. Bretton Woods will send one athlete to the Finals in Killington, VT on March 2-4, 2007. Four nights lodging, four days lift tickets, admission into all activities, parties and other events that are part of the Next Snow SEARCH finals and all entry fees will be provided to the winner of this event and one parent/guardian escort. Bretton Woods will provide a $50 gas card to the winner’s family to help with transportation to Killington, VT.
Boys and girls ages 9-13, both skiers and snowboarders, all compete in the one class. Events include moguls, carving, big mountain riding, slopestyle, rails, racing and big air. Athletes must compete in all events. Style, attitude and sportsmanship are all considered in addition to athletic skill.
Athletes can find more information and entry forms at www.brettonwoods.com or by contacting Mike Egan, ski area events coordinator, at 603-278-4439.