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KILLINGTON’S SPRING LOADED PRO/AM SNOWBOARD EVENT OFFERS $10,000 CASH PURSE THIS WEEKEND

03/24/2009

KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 23, 2009) – Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, will host the 16th Annual Spring Loaded Pro/Am snowboard event on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. As Killington’s signature snowboard event, and one of the largest on the East Coast, Spring Loaded is a magnet for top professional and amateur riders who have been training all season for spring events.

 

“This is definitely Killington’s biggest and best snowboard event of the season,” said Matt Porter, Event Manager for Killington. “Spring Loaded brings together sun, snow, loads of great riders and a springtime vibe that keeps spectators happy and fosters a high level of competition.”

 

The pro riders compete for $10,000 cash as amateurs throw down for some great prizes. The weekend kicks off Saturday morning with superpipe at 10 a.m. followed by the rail jam at 5:00 p.m. The slopestyle competition will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. All events will be held at Bear Mountain. Killington’s fun spring atmosphere abounds for competitors and spectators alike, with a live performance from reggae bands Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with Fear Nuttin Band opening up, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. along with deck parties and barbecues.

 

Registration is $35 each for pipe, slopestyle and rail. There is a pro division in pipe and slopestyle which anyone may enter for a total of $60 per event registration fee. There is no pro division in the rail jam.  There is limited space in each event so sign up in advance. Registration is currently available online and will close on Thursday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Any space still available the day of for any event will cost and additional $5 per event. If you do not have a season pass, competitor lift tickets area available for $35 per day. Check-in and bib pick up will be on the third floor of the Bear Mountain Lodge from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. both days and again from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for the night rail jam. The maximum number of competitors is 200 for pipe, 150 for slopestyle and 75 for rail jam.

 

Spring Loaded photos are available by clicking here!

 

About Killington Resort

The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington debuted $8.4 million in improvements for its 50th Birthday Season, including the new Skye Peak Express and “The Stash.” Killington Resort features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com