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BUD LIGHT BEAR MOUNTAIN MOGUL CHALLENGE, SNOE.DOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL MARCH 27-28

03/15/2010

KILLINGTON, Vt. – The 30th Annual Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, featuring the Snoe.Down Winter Music and Sports Festival and moe., returns to Killington Resort March 27-28 with 200 mogul skiers tackling the world-renowned mogul run Outer Limits.

Registration is open and entry fees are $50 for the first 200 prepaid registrants to compete on Outer Limits, the steepest mogul slope in eastern North America, covering 1,200 feet of vertical on a half-mile trail. Outer Limits was the training ground and competition venue for 1992 Olympic Mogul Champion Donna Weinbrecht and 2010 Olympic Mogul Champion Hannah Kearney.

“The Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge has been a springtime favorite at Killington for three decades,” said Matt Porter, Killington’s events manager. “This year we’re very excited to host Snoe.Down and have moe. headline an outstanding line up of live music all weekend long, including a rare outdoor performance at Bear Mountain on Saturday, March 27.”

In addition to the mogul competition and live entertainment, spectators will enjoy the Bud Light Beer Festival under a tent in front of the outdoor stage, an outdoor bar-b-que and numerous food offerings from local restaurants, assuring a good time snow or shine! In addition, the Bear Mountain deck, featured as one of the top ski resort spectator viewing areas in Outside Magazine and SKI Magazine, will once again be the spot for spectators to sit back, soak up the sun, and watch competitors tackle the moguls.

For spectators, single day and weekend Snoe.Down Winter Music and Sports Festival tickets are available. Enjoy live bands at the K-1 Lodge and Bear Mountain as well as the Wobbly Barn, plus feel-good band moe. jamming out at the Spartan Arena in nearby Rutland throughout the weekend.

Competitors in the Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge will tackle Outer Limits in five 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.

30th Annual Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge Schedule:
Saturday, March 27
10:00 a.m.                       Mogul Challenge qualifying runs
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Bud Light Beer Festival tent, beer garden open
12:30 p.m.                       Hot Day at the Zoo performs at the Bear Mountain Bar
3:00 p.m.                         moe. performs on the outdoor stage at Bear Mountain
4:30 p.m.                         Mogul Challenge Awards on the outdoor stage

Sunday, March 29
11:00 a.m.                       Mogul Challenge finals on Outer Limits
Following competition         Mogul Challenge Awards at the base of the course

About Killington Resort
Rated as the “Favorite Eastern Resort” by the readers of Snoweast Magazine, Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the east, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.killington.com