MOUNT SNOW, Vermont — Mount Snow has opened early registration for the 11th Bud Light Anti-Gravity Grail, occurring February 17-19.
Skiers and riders will compete in three separate events, with a total cash purse of $10,000 to be divided among winners of each competition. The online link for early registration for each event can be found at www.mountsnow.com/calendar.html.
Changes in this year’s format include spacing out the competitions across three days instead of two, according to Mount Snow Events Director, Greg Fisher.
“The new format makes each event more spectator friendly,” says Fisher. “They are all held in highly visible areas of the resort. Now everyone can move from one to the other at their leisure while still having time for their own recreation.”
Event sponsors include Mountain Dew, Nature Valley, Rossignol, L.L. Bean, Smith Optics, Giro and Mobil. The event schedule is as follows:
**Saturday, February 17 – Bud Light Anti-Gravity Grail: Mega Mother Hucker Big Air Contest** — Skiers and Snowboarders take to Video Hill behind the Grand Summit Hotel to compete for their part of the $4,000 cash purse. Two Next Generation DJ’s provide music from directly underneath the big air jump, along with a pyrotechnic display.
**Sunday, February 18 – Bud Light Anti-Gravity Grail: Superpipe** – Competitors get an allotment of time to complete the perfect run through the Gut’s 460-foot long halfpipe with 18 foot walls, located in the Carinthia base area. The top three winners in different categories will split the $3,000 cash purse.
**Monday, February 19 – Bud Light Anti-Gravity Grail: Rail Jam** – Newly designed features will be installed into the Jiblet rail park, located in the Mixing Bowl area, as skiers and riders compete for their share of the $3,000 cash purse.
Freeskier magazine voted Mount Snow as having the top terrain park in the East in their November 2006 issue. They are holding a season-long interactive contest to name their next terrain park, which at 4,940 feet will be the longest park in the East. More than 1,500 individual submissions have been received thus far. Submissions can be made at www.mountsnow.com/namethispark.
Lodging packages, season passes and lift tickets are available by calling 800-245-SNOW or visiting www.mountsnow.com.