VAIL, Colo’ — April 6, 2000 — Local snowboarders have a chance to win local bragging rights as the best rider is the valley when Vail hosts the inaugural P.I.G. Air competition at the Golden Peak Snowboard Park on Sunday, April 9 at 10 a.m.

The women kick off the festivities with a best trick competition. Then the men’Äôs P.I.G. Air competition gets started with the qualifying round. Participants must qualify to compete in the PIG competition by successfully stomping a front or backside 360.

P.I.G. Air is played by process of elimination (similar to the game played in basketball). The first rider calls the trick and must successfully land it to establish it as the trick for the round. If the rider who called the trick does not successfully land it, the next rider is allowed to call a new trick. Once a trick is successfully landed, the other riders must follow and land the same trick. If a rider fails to land the trick he gets a letter (P, I or G) for that round. When a rider has spelled PIG, he is out of the competition. The last man standing is the winner.

This snowboarding festival features live music by Pinhead Circus and Qualm. After the P.I.G. Air competition, Doolittle’Äôs Caf*© in Lionshead will have Heavy Rotation DJ’Äôs, free keg beer and raffle prizes.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Dew Drop Inn at the top of the Golden Peak Snowboard Park. The entry fee is $5 cash and participants younger than 18 must have a parent’Äôs signature on a liability waiver.