SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT, Vermont ??вЂќ Smugglers’ Notch Resort is pleased to again host the NextSnow Search competition sponsored by Snow Monsters and Sports Illustrated for Kids. The competition will take place on January 7 and 8, with registration from 8 ??вЂњ 10 a.m. both days at the Base Lodge.
The NextSnow Search is for kids ages nine to 13 and includes an on-mountain competition to showcase the skills of the next generation of skiers and riders. At Smugglers’, the competition also includes an essay contest in which contestants must explain why they like to ski or ride at Smugglers’. Other resorts around the country will also be hosting an initial phase of competition similar to Smugglers’. The winner of the competition at Smugglers’ will compete in the national finals at Killington, Vermont, on March 3-5, 2006.
“Last year’s participants were really excited to compete, and we hope that their positive experience will help broaden the event to include more skiers and riders at Smugglers’,” said Peter Ingvoldstad, director of Smugglers’ ski school, Snow Sport University. He added, “The value of this competition is that the kids not only are showcasing their considerable skills on the snow, they are also demonstrating how well rounded they are with their essay and interaction with the judges. The competition rewards good human beings, not just good skiers and riders.”
For more information go to www.smuggs.com.