Okemo Hosts Amp Energy Huckfest on February 16th

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 06 2013 - 10:51 AM

Okemo MountainBig Cash for Big Tricks on Okemo’s Amp Energy Big Air Bag

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort’s Huckfest 2013 will be a Big Air Throwdown on Saturday, Feb. 16. Okemo’s Amp Energy Big Air Bag is back this season for some high-flying, inflatable fun.

Skiers and riders launch themselves off a snowy ramp into the air, and land on a giant inflated pillow – similar to the ones used by movie stuntmen. The Amp Energy Big Air Bag, made of sturdy PVC and manufactured in The Netherlands, is 30 feet wide and 50 feet long. Internal air pumps ensure constant air pressure to absorb the impact of landings.

On Feb. 16, cash and prizes will be awarded for the best tricks and biggest air. This competition is open to the public. The entry fee is $20 and registration is scheduled from 8-10 p.m. in Okemo’s Clock Tower Base Lodge. The competition begins at 11 a.m. on Lower Chief.

Skiers and riders don’t have to compete to enjoy the thrill of jumping into the Amp Energy Big Air Bag. Tickets are sold individually for $5 a jump or three for $12, and are available for purchase at the Clock Tower Resort Services Desk and at the on-mountain ticket booth located near the base of Okemo’s Northstar Express Quad Lift. Website visitors can watch live-action leaping online at okemo.com.

Helmets are required to use the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, and a release of liability must be signed by the user or a parent/guardian before use. A valid Park Safety Pass will satisfy this requirement when the Amp Energy Big Air Bag is open to the public. An event waiver is required for Huckfest 2013 participants.

More information is available at okemo.com or by calling (802) 228-1600.