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Get Ready for the Toyota Sick & Twisted Big Air Festival
Thursday, 28 December 2006
Presented by Snowbomb and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Tahoe City, CA… The Snowbomb / Alpine Meadows Sick & Twisted Big Air competition is Saturday, January 6. This HUGE competition includes up to $3000 in cash, and great sponsor prizes. This year’s cash purse is Snowbomb’s largest sum to be awarded.
The event will host a “big air” format in which competitors will clear a custom-built step-down jump at the bottom of Alpine’s terrain park while performing some of the sports’ latest tricks. Local and regional pros and amateurs of all ages of men’s and women’s ski and snowboard classes will be included. The event’s venue will be Kangaroo lift, adjacent to the base lodge. Each competitor receives an hour of practice; competitors will be scored on the better of two runs by official judges. Winners will be determined by amount of air achieved, style, trick difficulty, and, of course, whether or not the competitor sticks the trick! Details, details:
Event registration is from 8:30am – 10:00am near the fireplace located in the main lodge. Entry fee is $25. Competitor lift ticket rates are $41 for adults; $37 for ages 15-22; $13 for ages 7-14. Practice is from 10am to 11:30am. Skiers and snowboarders in the Open Class have a shot at the $3000 cash purse, and 20 competitors are already registered for it! A mandatory competitor pre-event meeting will take place at the base of Kangaroo Run at 11:30am. Competition starts at noon with awards immediately following (approximately 4pm) in the Alpine Meadows base lodge. Helmets are mandatory to compete. Visit www.skialpine.com or www.snowbomb.com for additional information. Amateur competitors will vie for Line Skis, Moment Skis, Bataleon Snowboards, Helly Hansen Bucks, Porter’s Ski & Snowboard Shop gift certificates, BERN Helmets, POW Gloves, and Panoptx Eyewear. Spectators and competitors are welcome to stop by the Zola Açai booth to sample free energy drink samples.
Skiers and riders at Alpine have a common bond, that which is uncommonly spoken. At a mountain that hosts some of North America’s most sought-after terrain, most loyal visitors gage happiness by powder depth. The privilege of finding hidden terrain, the charm of a mid-morning cocoa break, and the unspoken bond between other skiers and boarders make the whole of Alpine greater than the sum of its parts. Alpine is tradition. Beauty. Passion and Soul.