Nor'Beaster :: Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge

Killington Resort
Sat Apr 7

The highly anticipated competition and on-snow party returns to Killington

The annual competition will heat up again on Saturday, April 7th as amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle for a place in the finals. The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition for the Mogul Challenge cup.


Online registration will open on Feb. 27, 2018.

Registration is open to skiers only and is limited to the first 150 registrants. This competition fills up fast, so we recommend pre-registering to guarantee your spot. The entry fee is $50 for all divisions. Entry fee does not include a lift ticket. Discounted lift tickets for competitors will be available for purchase at registration. These tickets will only be offered to racers who have already been assigned a bib.

All competitors must check-in at the 3rd floor of Bear Mountain Lodge between 7:00 - 8:30 am on Saturday 4/7 to pick up competitors bibs. A waiting list will start at 7:00 am at registration for all non-registered competitors. A drawing will take place after registration for unclaimed bibs. You must be present to enter your name and you must be present at 8:30 am for the drawing of the unclaimed competitors' bibs.

All participants must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk Form. If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign your form. 


  • This is an amateur competition. No USSA members registered as competitors in the past five years will be allowed to race.
  • Each participant must wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet during all event practice/inspection and competition. No exceptions.
  • Scope it out. Make a habit of course/venue inspection before every event.
  • Know your limits (skill and ability levels) and stay within them. This isn't the time to try something you've never done before.


Men 13 & under
Women 13 & under
Men 14 - 20
Women 14 - 20
Men 21 - 34
Women 21 - 34
Men 35 - 49
Women 35 - 49
Men 50+
Women 50+


Registration/Check-In 7:00 - 8:30 am 3rd Floor, Bear Mountain Lodge
Course Inspection/Practice 8:00 - 8:45 am Outer Limits
Wait List Raffle 8:30 - 8:45 am 3rd Floor, Bear Mountain Lodge
Competitor Meeting 8:45 - 9:00 am Top of Course
Qualifiers (All Divisions) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Outer Limits
Finals 1:00 - 5:00 pm Outer Limits
Awards Presented after finals conclude Bottom of Course
BMMC After Party 8:00 pm - 2:00 am Location TBA

*All information, dates, times, locations subject to change

Competition Details

The Start Order for Qualifiers is determined at the pre-party (location TBA) on Friday April 6 and will be available for viewing at registration on Saturday morning.

On Saturday at 9:00 am, competitors will each have one run, then the top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a dual format at approximately 1:00 pm. Pairs of competitors will run a dual course with sudden death format - only the winners remain.

Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place overall male and female winners. The 1st - 4th place winners' names will be engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge trophy.

Judging Criteria

Males and females are scored separately in each of the age groups. Each Judge can award a maximum of 5 points in the following categories:
• Turns and Line (60%): Quality and variety of well-executed turns while staying as close as possible to the fall line.
• Air (20%): Quality of upright aerial maneuvers executed spontaneously in the fall line. Inverts are strictly prohibited.
• Speed (20%): Speed score will be based on a male and female pacesetter’s time.

Note: The purpose of the Mogul Challenge is to recognize technical superiority and athletic ability.




Party Tips

Parking and Access

  • Please note this is an outdoor event; be sure to wear proper footwear.
  • There is limited parking at Bear Mountain. Those who wish to drive should plan to carpool and arrive early.
  • Skiing or riding to the event from other base areas can help in avoiding traffic congestion leaving Bear Mountain after the competition.
  • Tailgate set-up will commence Saturday morning at 6:30 am. No Friday set-up will be allowed and Bear Mountain parking gates will be locked at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening.
  • Lifts operate until 4:00 p.m. but the Skye Peak Express Quad will reopen at 4:30 p.m. allowing guests to ski or ride back to other base areas.
  • Free Shuttles will run from 6:30 am until after the event to transport guests between base areas.
  • Other transportation options exist including Gramps Shuttle (802-236-6600), Timberline Transportation (802-345-6917) and Uber (app available for download on smartphones).

Alcohol and Consumption

  • Personal consumption is permitted. Please note it is against Vermont State Law to dispense alcohol.
  • No kegs, illegal drugs/substances will be allowed inside the event, on-snow area or in parking lots.
  • Alcohol cannot be given to or consumed by minors. Evidence of this will lead to removal from the premises.
  • Only those 21 and older are permitted in the Bear Mountain bar areas including an on-snow beer garden with prime viewing of the stage.
  • Personal consumption of alcohol is not permitted in base lodges or other designated food and beverage venues.
  • Don’t drink and drive! Taxis and shuttles are available for a safe ride home, see above for options.

Venue Policies and Amenities

  • Please leave all non-service animals at home, including donkeys.
  • There is limited cellular services at Bear Mountain, so plan accordingly.
  • Live music & DJs other than Killington Resort entertainment are not permitted.
  • No bonfires, fire pits or fireworks allowed.
  • Please observe Killington’s Smoking Policy by only smoking in the designated areas (Bear Mountain Parking Lot and the smoking section on the Bear Lodge deck).
  • Please clean up after yourselves. There will be dumpsters available for post-event clean-up in addition to trash cans throughout the venue.
  • Restrooms are available on the first floor of Bear Mountain Lodge with portable toilets available throughout the venue.
  • Food will be available inside Bear Mountain Lodge in addition to a BBQ on the Bear Mountain deck.
  • Be safe and have fun. With your help in supporting these tips, the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge will live on for years to come.

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