Tahoe City, CA.The Alpine Meadows Fresh Air Bands & Boards annual bigair competition is Saturday, January 4. This HUGE competition is opento skiers and snowboarders of all ages, and includes a prize purse of$3,000 cash, Alpine Meadows 2003-2004 midweek passes, plus 2003 SkogenSprang Line skis, Burton snowboards, clothing, goggles, and other greatswag. Clearing 60+ feet has never been more tempting.

Sponsored by Snowbomb.com and EXP Productions, the competition will takeplace on a 60-foot jump located near the base of Kangaroo Run, adjacentto the base lodge (great for the rubberneckers). Each competitorreceives an hour of practice and two runs for the preliminaries.Finalists will battle it out head-to-head until the dirty end, andwinners will be determined by amount of air achieved, style, trickdifficulty, and, of course, whether or not the competitor sticks thetrick!

Registration is from 8 – 9:30 a.m. near the fireplace located in themain lodge. Entry fee is $25. Don’t have a pass? All competitors maypurchase lift tickets for $35. Helmets are required.

For your hucking happiness, DJ Selector Prime will spin throughout theday, and Red I (reggae) will play after the competition and duringawards and gear toss.

For more information on this year’s Alpine Meadows Fresh Air Bands &Boards, visit www.skialpine.com or call 800.441.4423.