Killington, VT (October 17, 2000)¿As winter rapidly approaches in central Vermont, Killington Resort is pleased to announce its Snowboard Team for the 2000-2001 season.
In addition to the new Super Pipe that will replace the old halfpipe at Killington, there will be a few new faces representing the resort on the competitive circuit. Joining Mark Reilly, Rahm Klampert, Trevor Moore, Aaron Jarvis Carr, and Becky Read are rookies Andrew Mutty, Jay Bayne, and Eerik Ilves. These three fine new additions will cap off a solid team that consistently turns heads across the northeast and around the globe.
Returning, after a successful season in 1999-2000, Mark Reilly hopes to dominate the Grand Prix halfpipes as he did last season with a win at Northstar and a third at Mammoth. In addition to his many top ten placings, Reilly took second at the Doritos Loud Air thus stepping on every podium spot for the year. He can also be seen this year on two pullout posters representing his sponsors of Nitro and Mission 6, as well as Killington.
Another returning Killington superstar, Rahm Klampert, won last year’s Van’s Triple Crown slopestyle at Sierra at Tahoe and dominated parks and pipes wherever he traveled. Klampert’s style is so smooth that the locals have renamed his Switch Backside Rodeo 9’s the Rahm Roll in homage to his repeated inspirational riding. Aside from Killington, Rahm also represents two powerhouse teams: Burton Snowboards and Smith Eyewear.
Klampert’s teammate on the Burton team is Killington rider, Trevor Moore. Moore has been destroying the slopes for some time, placing in the top ten in events all over the northeast. Look for Moore blasting picture perfect Methods at Killington or on the Rice Crispies tour handing out free treats.
Back from a broken back and hungrier than ever for some quality riding is Aaron Jarvis Carr, who is returning to represent the Killington team for the second season. Missing most of last year with an injury, Carr is anxious to get back on top and give good representation to his sponsors Killington and Atlantis.
Returning for her second year, Becky Read will represent Killington in the women’s division, where she gained respect last year with several top ten placings, including a podium appearance at Spring Loaded at Killington. Known for her smooth riding, Becky can be seen going huge out of the pipe or on a horse trotting around the cross country horse jumping circuit, where she is also a force to reckoned with.
Always looking for new talent, the team signed Andrew Mutty, that crazy guy jumping out of the parking garage onto a pile of ice/snow on the cover of the September issue of Snowboarder magazine. To anyone familiar with northeast snowboarding, Mutty is no stranger. Known for his powerful riding touched off with a bit of a north Boston influence, Mutty will be seen this winter shredding the white wave wherever it maybe, maybe even in your front yard.
Not new to Killington, but new to the Killington team is Jay Bayne. Having worked many hard years behind the shovel for Killington helping maintain the snowboard park, (Jay was so dedicated he even broke his wrist shoveling) he wanted more time to shred. So, Killington begrudgingly gave him the opportunity to tour the world with his sponsor Gnu/Lib Tech. When not snowboarding Bayne can be seen destroying the concrete wave with his Lib Tech skateboard all over the country.
And the last new recruit is Eerik Ilves. Riding for the past couple of seasons at the resort, Eerik has left his mark on both the park and pipe sessions by dropping locals jaws on a regular basis. Whether spinning smoothly over a kicker or going huge in the pipe, Ilves throws his Option around with the best of them often finding time to shoot with photo hound Tim Zimmerman, when not attending school in Vancouver. Look for Ilves in the Snowboard Resort’s Guide spotlight on Killington, to check out this new talent.
All theese riders can be seen snowboarding at Killington during the winter or at a resort near you. They can also be seen in this season’s “Cold Fluffer” video, or in an on-line photo journal at ridekillington.com, Killington’s own snowboard website. Take a lift up with the team if you can catch them, otherwise look up at the podium of any snowboard event, they will be there.
Killington is an American Skiing Company resort. Based in Newry, Maine American Skiing Company is the largest operator of ski, snowboard and golf resorts in the country. Other resorts include: Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine; Sugarbush and Mount Snow in Vermont; Attitash/Bear Peak in New Hampshire; Heavenly in California/Nevada; Steamboat in Colorado; and The Canyons in Utah.