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KILLINGTON, VT. (November 30, 2010) – The best amateur and professional skiers and snowboarders in the country compete for a cash purse totaling $15,000 in the Rails 2 Riches Rail Jam on December 11, 2010.

“Over the past six years, Rails 2 Riches has turned into one of the most popular rail jam competitions in the nation” stated Tess Hobbs, Killington Resort’s Events Coordinator. “Every competitor wants a piece of the cash and is throwing down their best tricks to grab some. It turns into quite a show!”

The four-feature rail setup on the lower section of Highline is an easy walk for competitors and spectators from the K-1 Lodge. Qualifiers will begin at 10:30 a.m. for riders and 12:30 p.m. for skiers. The top skiers and riders from each division will advance to the finals. The excitement will peak during the finals of the competition which begin at 4:30 p.m. under the lights. Spectators will be warmed as the bonfires burn nearby and the competition heats up on the slopes.

The top prize for both male categories is $3,000, with $1,000 going to each of the first-place women skiers and riders. Ten skiers and riders who throw down the best tricks during the final round will be handed $100 bills.

“Registrations for this year’s event sold out in less than 5 minutes!” commented Hobbs. Four competitors were awarded free entry into Rails 2 Riches by winning the Loaded Turkey Rail Jam on November 21, 2010 including Kieran McVeigh, Jackie Kling, Zack Wilmot and Meghan Dorsey.

Reigning Rails 2 Riches champions, Laura Rogoski (women’s snowboarding) and John Strenio (men’s ski) will defend their titles against a field of 100 competitors. 2009 finalist Ian Compton (men’s ski) and Shaun Murphy (men’s snowboard) will compete, as well as other top pro skiers and riders including Kim Lamarre, 2009 X-Games Slopestyle competitor and a three-time Rails 2 Riches Champion.

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, 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. For the 2010-11 seasons, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain.  www.killington.com