HUNTER, NY ??вЂќ Latitude 42?В° North is not only the geographic location of the famed Hunter Mountain, but it’s also the place to be during President’s Day weekend, Feb. 19 & 20, 2005. Telemet and Hunter Mountain present Latitude 42?В° North Air Assault 2005 – a weekend packed with big air, rail jam and quarter pipe action, complete with competition, prizes, Pro exhibitions and entertainment to satisfy the likes of both freeskiers and riders.
Although new to the scene of terrain park-oriented events, what makes Telemet Latitude 42?В° North Air Assault unique is it’s “discipline neutral” nature. “We’ve created an event that appeals to both snowboarders and freeskiers alike, presenting the opportunity for competition whether on one board or two, all at one venue”, said Rob Megnin, Hunter’s Director of Marketing.
In years past, Hunter has held a smaller Big Air event annually, which drew from a more local pool of athletes. This year, Telemet Latitude 42?В° North Air Assault will draw talent from not only regional skiers and riders, but from the statewide and national levels as well.
By implementing this new and improved event, Hunter hopes to demonstrate it’s freeride friendliness to a younger generation of snowriders and spectators. The event will take place on Hunter’s terrain park, as well as a number of other specially crafted pipes, features and rails at Hunter’s base. Both competitors and spectators can also look forward to a bit of night competition under the lights, plus a torchlight parade, fireworks and weekend-long entertainment with giveaways galore.
After all is said and done, Telemet and other sponsors will have awarded $20,000 in cash and prizes to the pool of competitors, including a grand prize trip for two to Chile. Other feature sponsors of Telemet Latitude 42?В° North Air Assault to this date include Freeskier Magazine, Salomon, Burton, Mountain Dew, REO, Red and Anon.
For more information on Telemet Latitude 42?В° North Air Assault, visit Hunter Mountain’s official terrain park website, www.HuckHunter.com, or dial 800-HunterMtn.