Killington’s $15,000 Rails to Riches Rail Jam Postponed to December 16

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 29 2006 - 12:45 PM

KILLINGTON, Vermont — The second annual Rails to Riches Rail Jam scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 16 due to unfavorable weather conditions for snowmaking.

“While the skiing and riding on our open terrain is in great shape, we have not been able to make snow on the lower slope of the Highline Trail for Rails to Riches,” said Josh Arneson, events manager for Killington Resort. “With colder temperatures and snow moving in this weekend, we will have the Rails to Riches venue in top shape for December 16th with numerous features for the athletes to show their talents.”

Registration for Rails to Riches is full with more than 70 skiers and riders expected to compete. The top prize for both male categories is $4,000, with $1,000 going to each of the first place women skiers and riders.

The schedule for the day will remain the same and the Party at the Peak and fireworks will all take place on Saturday, December 16. The finals will begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks slated to start at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday’s Rails to Riches Rail Jam Schedule
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bib pickup (skiers and riders) K-1 Lodge
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Practice for Riders
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rider Qualifier Jam
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bib pickup (skiers only) K-1 Lodge
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Practice for Skiers
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Skier Qualifier Jam
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Introduction of finalists and kick off for the finals
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Skier and Rider Jam Finals