HEAVENLY OPENS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR JACKPOT RAIL JAM EVENT

WHO:              Heavenly Mountain Resort

WHAT:            Jackpot Rail Jam Series; Event 3

WHERE:         Base of World Cup, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.

WHEN:            Saturday, March 21, 2009; 3:30pm – 7:00pm

SUMMARY:    Heavenly Mountain Resort has opened online registration for the popular Jackpot Rail Jam Series at www.skiheavenly.com/parks select News & Events in the bottom bar and click on Jackpot Registration. Registration is open to the first 50 competitors for the kick-off event to be held March 21, 2009 at the base of World Cup at Heavenly’s California base. Open registration will be held in the Heavenly Race Department the day of the event from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm if spots are available. Registration is $10 and competitors will receive a Jackpot Rail Jam T-shirt while supplies last.

Participants are competing for a place in the March 28th Jackpot Rail Jam Finals which boasts a cash purse prize in addition to sponsor gear. This is the final qualifying event; the top ten finishers will qualify for the final event. Awards will be given to top finishers in men’s skiing and snowboarding, women’s skiing and snowboarding and overall best trick. This judged event is designed for skiers and snowboarders who are comfortable on advanced rail features who want to battle the best for a spot in the finals and some sweet prizes.

Immediately following the Jackpot Rail Jam will be an all-girls exhibition event hosted by BettyLife.com. If you are a female snowboarder and would like to participate in this event only please check-in at the Heavenly Race Department to sign a waiver form between 3:00 and
4:00 pm. Registration for this event is free and there are cash and swag prizes.

Prizes for the qualifying events include: Automaton snowboards, Moment skis, Solstice clothing, Neff gear, VonZipper goggles, Skullcandy headphones, DaKine bags, Freeskier gear, Bern helmets and items from Ride, Flatline, Eesa, Smith, Landing and BettyLife.com.

Jackpot Rail Jam Dates:
·         Saturday, March 21, 2009; Base of World Cup; online registration begins March 15.
·         Saturday, March 28, 2009; Base of World Cup; invited athletes only.

All dates are subject to weather and conditions.

For more information, please call (775) 586-4461 or visit www.skiheavenly.com/parks.