Mount Snow, Vermont (January 19, 2000) à'Ë† Mount Snow Resort announces the winners of its second annual PIG Air event, held Saturday, January 15 at the resort.
Scott Arnold, 18, of Holderness, New Hampshire took first place in the snowboard division. Killington Resort Rider Rich Nessover took second place followed by Will Bruno of Stratton, Vermont in third place and Sugarbush Resort Rider Chris Noaro in fourth place.
HOW PIG AIR WORKED: Sponsored in part by Chevy Trucks, Kodak, Mountain Dew, and Mobil Speedpass, PIG Air is an annual contest based on the same principles as à'†žH.O.R.S.E.à'†° basketball. The daytime big air qualifier determines the top four riders in each category (skiing and snowboarding) who move to the evening finals. The finals take place under the lights, where skiers and riders compete for a piece of the $3500 cash purse. Similar to completing a basket, the athletes must land successfully for the maneuver to count. A letter is given to any athlete that does not match/repeat and land a successful jump by the preceding athlete. Once an athlete collects all letters that spell PIG, he/she is eliminated from the competition. The nighttime finals included fireworks before and after the contest, event dancers, and DJ music.
EVENTS AT MOUNT SNOW: PIG Air was one of the first in a jam-packed calendar of world-class events at Mount Snow Resort this season. February 3-6, Mount Snow hosts the 2000 ESPN Winter X Games, the largest alternative winter sporting event in the world. In addition to the Winter X Games, Mount Snow boasts a full winter (and summer!) lineup with favorites including the Budweiser Aerial Assault Tour February 19-20, the Bud Light Boarderfest February 26-27 and the Anti-Gravity Grail March 11-12. The resort’s web site – mountsnow.com – keeps an updated list of events and a link to results for competitors and fans.