Northstar-at-Tahoe is hosting its first annual Jibs for Kids event Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. This jam-style event costs $25 to enter or the donation of a coat in good condition. All proceeds and coats donated at the event will benefit the Reno, Nev. chapter of the national Coats for Kids program.

Not a jib pro? No worries, the event is open to all ages and ability levels. Practice time will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contestants then have 45 minutes to showcase their best tricks for the chance to win great prizes.

People not participating in the event are still encouraged to donate a jacket. Northstar is so intent on getting coats to kids this winter season, the resort will offer a $40 adult and young adult lift ticket voucher to those who donate between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Participants should bring a new or gently used coat to event registration located in the Base Camp Pavilion in the new Village Plaza to receive the $40 voucher.

The Jibs for Kids event is the first in Northstar’s four-part Freestyle series this season. Events range from slopestyle to superpipe and ladies-only competitions. All events will follow a similar format with a $10 registration fee required, except the event on Saturday, March 19 which will require a $20 fee as a fund-raiser for Boarding for Breast Cancer.

For more information about Jibs for Kids or for Northstar’s winter freestyle series event calendar, visit www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com or call (530) 562-1010.