NEWRY, Maine — It took a mountain to build X Games gold medalist and world record holder, Simon Dumont, and now that mountain,Sunday River, and Dumont are working together on the 2nd Annual Dumont Cup scheduled for March 26-27, 2010, where a new freeskier will reign supreme.
“I want to create a signature event for amateur skiers on the East Coast that allows them to compete with the professional athletes they idolize,” said Dumont. “The Dumont Cup tests the talents of both professionals and amateurs while showcasing the East.”
Dumont, along with professional freeskiers: Tom Wallisch, TJ Schiller, Peter Olenick and Jossi Wells, will mentor, compete and judge skiers on a slopestyle course located in Rocking Chair Terrain Park designed by Dumont himself. $20,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs for first, second and third place finishers. First place also receives a one-week scholarship to Camp Woodward, an action sports camp and training facility located in Woodward, Pennsylvania.
Qualifiers are held in two sessions on Friday, March 26 from 10 – 4:30 p.m. and determine the top 40 amateurs sent to semi-finals on Saturday. During the semi-finals and finals, professional and amateurs skiers compete side-by-side. Judges determine the top three overall winners as well as a stand-out amateur from the two-day competition.
The Dumont Cup is open to 150 competitors – twice the size of last year’s field. Registration is $100 and includes a lift ticket. www.dumontcup.com For more information on the 2nd Annual Dumont Cup, visit www.dumontcup.com or www.sundayriver.com. Please note that the event schedule is subject to change. Official sponsors for the 2nd Annual Dumont Cup are: Target, Red Bull, Oakley, Salomon, Sunday River, Empire, Giro and Kicker