Portland, Oregon—Hosted by Wachusett Mountain, Salomon Snowboards presents the 2nd Annual East Coast Invitational Rail Jam, December 16th-17th. Over 50 athletes will by vying for a $15,000 cash purse and a chance to quaify for the prestigious Honda Sessions—making this one of the biggest East Coast jib events of the season.
Last year, the elites of the jib community emerged and obliterated the epic park which included a 40-foot down-flat-down rail and a 29-foot up-down box. Rumor has it- the Wachusett park crew added 3 more gargantuan features this year. Contenders praised the rider-judged format, and many claimed the 1st East Coast Invitational Rail Jam the best jib contest of the year.
Pro Athletes duking it out for the suitcase of cash this year include last years champion, Laurent Panquin, Justin Bennee, Shane Flood, and Colleen Quigley, last years winning female. The top placing male and female will walk with cash and qualify for a much coveted spot in the prestigious Vail Sessions event this January. This will be the only East Coast qualifier.
According to Wachusett General Manager, David Crowley, “Last year’s inaugural rail jam was such a huge success, we made it our key event in December this year. We are putting a lot of energy into the quality and ingenuity of the features as well as throwing a massive après party. We are really stepping up the event this year to make it an even better experience for both contenders and spectators.”
Joel Muzzey will be commentating with guest MC, Scotty Arnold, who will ensure the event and the party are up to standard. The main event goes off December 17th, from 4:00-8:00 pm on Lower Look Mom, with an on slope party, live DJ’s, an outdoor beer garden, and burn barrels. Following the event, is a Red Bull sponsored after-party held in the Granite Room. The qualifier is the previous day, December 16th, at 5:00 pm. For a detailed schedule, check out:
Presenting sponsors include Wachusett Mountain and Salomon Snowboards. Co-sponsors include Von Zipper Eyewear & Charter Communications. Support sponsors include Polar Beverages, Mountainside Sports Shop, and Eastern Boarder.
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