Brought Back by Popular Demand, Killington Throws Largest On-Snow Party of the Spring Season with 200 Bumpers, Live Music, and Bear Mountain Deck
KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 29, 2013) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, brings back the Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge as part of Killington’s NOR’BEASTER spring celebration with 200 amateur mogul skiers tackling the steepest, longest mogul run in the East April 6-7.
“Earlier this season, we promised to bring back the old Killington,” stated Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “Our goal was to bring back events that our guests truly enjoy; we hope all of our guests appreciate the return of the Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge Weekend.”
In addition to the on-snow action, Killington is kicking off the weekend with the Start Order Party Friday, April 5 at Sushi Yoshi, located on the Killington Access Road, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Qualifiers begin Saturday, April 5. Plus, Radio Nashville and Garden State Radio will take the stage for live performances starting at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge After Party at the Pickle Barrel Night Club at 8:00 p.m.
The finals will take place, Sunday, April 7 where the top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a sudden death, dual format until only the winners remain, followed by the Post Race Party at The Lookout. Furthermore, the Bear Mountain deck barbeque and the Phat Italian will be providing food for all spectators to enjoy.
“The Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge has been a springtime favorite for over three decades,” stated Jeff Alexander, events and sponsorship manager for Killington Resort. “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before with multiple parties, great prizes and one lucky finalist will win a trip to the Momentum Ski Camp Trip to Whistler, BC.”
Skiers tackle Outer Limits in ten different age categories for both men and women. Skiers are judged on turns and line (50%), air (25%) and speed (25%). Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, competitors each get one run. The top 32 men and 16 women will return to compete in a dual format on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Pairs of competitors run a dual course with sudden death format; only the winners remain. Awards are presented to the first, second, third, and fourth place finishes for both men and women. These winners’ names are engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge trophy.
Pre-registration is open with limited spots and required. Only the first 200 prepaid registrants will be entered for competition. A waiting list will start on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 a.m. at Bear Mountain’s Fuel TV Lounge for all non-registered competitors. A drawing will take place for unclaimed bibs. You must be present to enter your name and at 9:00 a.m. for the drawing of the unclaimed competitors’ bibs.
The action at the base of Outer Limits will be lively as spectators are encouraged to bring barbeques and lawn chairs for the best on-snow viewing. This year, Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge spectators and competitors are allowed to bring alcoholic beverages for personal consumption to the event at Killington Resort. Tailgate set-up will commence Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 a.m. The Saturday’s competition ends at 4:00 p.m., Bear Mountain lifts will run into 5:00 p.m. to get guests back to the K-1 side of Killington.
Outer Limits, the steepest mogul slope in eastern North America, covering 1,200 feet of vertical in a half a mile, has been the training ground for 1992 Olympic Mogul Champion Donna Weinbrecht, and 2006 Olympic team members Hannah Hardaway and Evan Dybvig. Each year 200 amateur bumpers line up to show their stuff in this spring event, while spectators relax in the sun at the bottom of the trail on lawn chairs and sofas with barbecue grills and coolers in tow, ready to officially celebrate the rites of spring skiing.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com