KILLINGTON, VERMONT — Killington Resort is set to host the third annual Mountain Dew Rails to Riches Rail Jam , featuring a $15,000 cash prize purse, in conjunction with the K07 Summit December 8-9.
“Last year’s event drew some of the best skiers and riders in the East, proving to be exciting for both the competitors and spectators,” said Josh Arneson, events manager for Killington Resort. “Look for an integration of new rail features from our parks crew to create an even better event this year.”
The excitement will undoubtedly peak when the finals kick off at 5 p.m. in front of the K-1 Lodge under the lights and consist of an hour-long open jam session while a bonfire burns nearby. Winners will be crowned at the conclusion of the rail jam as the top prize for both male categories is $4,000, with $1,000 going to each of the first place women skiers and riders. Qualifying for the night finals will take place throughout the day on Saturday.
The Mountain Dew Rails to Riches Rail Jam will be one of many events in Killington Resort’s K07 Summit, to be held the weekend of December 8-9. Other events include alpine and snowboard demos on Saturday and telemark ski demos on Sunday. After party on Saturday evening in the K-1 Lodge featuring Meathead Films new movie Wanderland. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for various prizes provided by Meathead Films.
In addition, the Fourth Annual Vermont Holiday Festival , recognized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as a Top 10 Winter Event, will be held at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel Thursday through Saturday. More than 100 decorated Christmas trees will be on display in the hotel and everyone will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win their favorite real Vermont Christmas tree to take home. Santa Claus will be visiting all weekend with his satellite workshop set up where children are welcome to help him make toys for Christmas Eve.
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