Rails 2 Riches this weekend

This is last year’s recap above.

Riley Nickerson is on a plane headed from Tahoe to his homeland of Vermont to defend his Rails 2 Riches title from last season. Rails 2 Riches is one of the biggest events on the east coast and hands down the biggest rail jam. There are a handful of other events, Eastern Boarder’s Last Call, the Carinthia Open, Ride Shakedown, and so on, that carry a lot of weight back east, R2R is one of the heavies. Not to mention, it dishes out a $25,000 cash purse, which probably has something to do with it. 

Here’s a list of the dude winners from the past couple of years to give you an idea of who comes through this event.

2012- Riley Nickerson

2011- Johnny O’Connor

2010- Dylan Dragotta

2009- Forest Bailey

2008- Forest Bailey

Here’s some more info on this year’s event. If you missed the lottery or getting in yourself, you should still get to Killington this weekend, Saturday December 7th, and watch the show. It’s gonna be nuts.

RAILS 2 RICHES

THE EAST COAST’S PREMIER RAIL JAM IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN BEFORE

A $25,000 cash purse will be earned by riders making the podium. Come watch all the action as these professional and amateur skiers and riders battle it out under the lights.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lower Highline at K-1 Base

Check in is at 8am, snowboard practice runs from 10-10:25 and then the qualifier is from 10:30-11:30. Finals start at 4:45 under the lights.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration includes admittance into the competition, an Under Armour MTN Rails 2 Riches jersey, access to the Athlete Lounge and Rails 2 Riches lunch provided by Oakley.

$35 discounted lift tickets will be available for competitors ONLY to purchase at check-in.

  • Competitors are NOT required to have a season pass/lift ticket in order to compete but it is required to ride the lifts.

All participants of Rails 2 Riches must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk form. If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign your form. Save time, print, complete and bring it with you day of event.

 

RULES

  • Each participant must wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet during all event practice/inspection and competition.
  • Scope it out. Make a habit of course/venue inspection before every event.
  • Know your limits (skill and ability levels) and stay within them. This isn’t the time to try something you’ve never done before.

 

CASH PRIZE BREAKDOWN

SKIER MEN

  • First Place, $5,000
  • Second Place, $2,250
  • Third Place, $1,000

RIDER MEN

  • First Place, $5,000
  • Second Place, $2,250
  • Third Place, $1,000

SKIER WOMEN

  • First Place, $1,500
  • Second Place, $1,000
  • Third Place, $500

RIDER WOMEN

  • First Place, $1,500
  • Second Place, $1,000
  • Third Place, $500

 

BEST TRICKS

During finals, judges will be awarding ten of the biggest tricks with $100 bills. All competitors who win a Best Trick will be entered into the ‘Last Dash for Cash’ where the biggest trick will be awarded with even more cash!

LAST DASH FOR CASH PRIZE

  • Skier Men, $500
  • Rider Men, $500
  • Skier Women, $250
  • Rider Women, $250

AFTER PARTY

 

Check out the official Rails 2 Riches after party at JAX FOOD AND GAMES, following the competition. Admission will be free, but limited to those 21 or over. Jax will offer drink specials throughout the night, as well prize giveaways that anyone in attendance is eligible to win. Join us there to wrap up a great competition with a fun party.