$15,000 “Rails 2 Riches” Returns To Killington Resort

Rail 2 Riches 2009 by IHeartSnow Productions

KILLINGTON, VT. – (December 11, 2010) –

The best amateur and professional snowboarders in the country compete for a cash purse totaling $15,000 in the Rails 2 Riches Rail Jam on December 11, 2010.

“Over the past six years, Rails 2 Riches has turned into one of the most popular rail jam competitions in the nation” stated Tess Hobbs, Killington Resort’s Events Coordinator. “Every competitor wants a piece of the cash and is throwing down their best tricks to grab some. It turns into quite a show!”

The four-feature rail setup on the lower section of Highline is an easy walk for competitors and spectators from the K-1 Lodge. Qualifiers will begin at 10:30 a.m. for riders and 12:30 p.m. for skiers. The top skiers and riders from each division will advance to the finals. The excitement will peak during the finals of the competition which begin at 4:30 p.m. under the lights. Spectators will be warmed as the bonfires burn nearby and the competition heats up on the slopes.

The top prize for both male categories is $3,000, with $1,000 going to each of the first-place women skiers and riders. Ten skiers and riders who throw down the best tricks in during the final round will be handed $100 bills.

“Registrations for this year’s event sold out in less than 5 minutes!” commented Hobbs. Four competitors were awarded free entry into Rails 2 Riches by winning the Loaded Turkey Rail Jam on November 21, 2010 including Kieran McVeigh, Jackie Kling, Zack Wilmot and Meghan Dorsey.

Reigning Rails 2 Riches champions, Laura Rogoski (women’s snowboarding) and John Strenio (men’s ski) will defend their title2009 finalist Ian Compton (men’s ski) and Shaun Murphy (men’s snowboard) will compete, as well as other top pro skiers and riders including Kim Lamarre, 2009 X-Games Slopestyle competitor and a three-time Rails 2 Riches Champion.


About Killington Resort
Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. For the 2010-11 seasons, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain.  www.killington.com