Mount Snow, Vermont (February 27, 2000) — Vermont athletes fared wellin the Bud Light Boarderfest competition which was held February 26 and 27 at Mount Snow. A stop in a nine-resort series, the event for professional and amateur athletesfeatured a $10,000 cash purse and prizes for Halfpipe, Ridercross and the Mega Mother Hucker big air competition. Several Mount Snow localsplaced in the top three in a majority of the pro events.
Saturday, February 26 saw a large class of athletes. In the pro women snowboard Halfpipe competition, Mount Snow Academy student/athlete Kelly Clark easily took first place. Clarkrecently won the Junior World Championships in Berchtesgaden, Germany, and took silver in the Halfpipe and a bronze in Boardercross at the 2000 Goodwill Games in Lake Placid, New York.
Following Clark was Leslie Thompson of the Okemo Mountain School (second) and Tiffany Marshall of Salt Lake City, Utah (third).
In the pro men’s snowboard Halfpipe competition, Scott Arnold ofStratton, Vermont dominated the field of 41 athletes and took home firstplace; followed by Sylvain Dumont of Sugarloaf/USA in second and ElijahTeter of Belmont, Vermont in third.
On Saturday night, a large crowd gathered to enjoy Mount Snow’ssignature nighttime event, the Mega Mother Hucker Big Air ProInvitational.
Finalists flew high over the band On the Drop for a $1,000 winner-take-all cash purse. Coming out on top was Brian Barb from Merrimack, NewHampshire
On Sunday, February 27, the Ridercross athletes relied on wax togenerate speed down the Swatch/Palmer X course. While the day wasperfectly sunny with temperatures in the low 60s, it makes the eventmore challenging with soft snow on the course. Regardless, Mount Snowresort athlete Jason Evans swept every one of his heats to win the promen’s Boardercross, followed by Josh Morse of Richmond, Massachusettsand Brendan Foster of Sugarbush, Vermont. In the pro women’sBoardercross, Sarah Thompson of Cavendish, Vermont fought for her win,with Mount Snow SnoForce team rider Nicole Cardona on her heels with asecond place finish. Kristin Games of Stowe, Vermont took third in theevent.
Mount Snow features a full event schedule through mid-April, includingthe Anti-Gravity Grail, 2000 USSA Disabled Alpine Championships, SnowTire Slalom, Reggae Festival and more. The full event schedule can befound online at mountsnow.com.