Stratton Mountain, VT – As much as it is known for its terrain parks and pipes, Stratton Mountain is equally known for its huge events. This season being no different as the resort kicks off the Vans Cold Wars rail jam series with a post holiday bang.

The first of three 2009-10 events takes place on Saturday, December 26 at 5 p.m., under the lights at Tyrolliene. Open to the public, this freestyle competition features cash prizes, not to mention King and Queen of the mountain bragging rights for the winners.

Registration starts at 4 p.m. in the Bears Cave at the Base Lodge. All riders will be required to wear a helmet, have an SES pass and parental consent upon registering. Competitors will be grouped in divisions based on their age, gender and discipline and the Cold Wars series is open to both skiers and riders.

For more information on New Year's or other Stratton events visit or call 1-800-STRATTON.