May 29th, 2010 ~ West Dover, VT ~
Mount Snow will host its 3rd Annual Peace Pipe Jam on Saturday, May 29th of Memorial Day weekend. The event has become a fixture to the end of “on snow” season for park riders all over the northeast. A non-judged event with a relaxed atmosphere, the Peace Pipe Jam is the brainchild of Mount Snow Freestyle Terrain Manager Ken Gaitor. Gaitor came up with the event name trying to incorporate respect for the tradition of Memorial Day with a theme of peace in relevance to a freestyle terrain event.
The Peace Pipe Jam became an instant favorite for jibbers throughout the northeast with over 200 participants in its first year and almost 500 in year two. It is a free event with music and a barbeque on the Carinthia deck from 11am – 3pm. The event takes place on the bottom section of Inferno where a huge snow pile has been plowed and will be transformed into a virtual oasis of rails, boxes and perhaps jumps for the May 29th event.
New this season Mount Snow and Stratton are cross promoting Memorial Day weekend park events. On Sunday, May 30th Stratton hosts its first Mountain Mayhem jam at Sun Bowl with registration beginning at 9am. You can also pre-register online at active.com for just $20. There will be a DJ, free giveaways and cash prizes for the winners.
With Mount Snow and Stratton being a mere 20 miles apart, Memorial Day weekend in southern Vermont stands to be a testament of freestyle terrain dedication.
For more information on the Peace Pipe Jam at Mount Snow please visit carinthiaparks.com and for the Mountain Mayhem jam at Stratton go to stratton.com.