Mount Snow, Vermont (February 12, 2004) – Mount Snow is pleased to announcethe return of Mega Mother Hucker, on Saturday, February 21. This big aircompetition features top East Coast skiers and snowboarders performingtricks while soaring over a live musical band. The best of the best will gohome with a piece of the $5,000 cash purse.

This exciting event is open to both professional and semi-professionalathletes age 14 or older. Qualifying begins the afternoon of Saturday,February 21 with final runs taking place in the evening under lights andfireworks. “This event is a benchmark of the progress of freestyle snowsports,” states Mount Snow Events Director Christopher Minnes. “We’reexpecting a large field of some of the top athletes in the sport.”

The competition will take place behind the Grand Summit Resort Hotel onVideo Hill at Mount Snow. Boston-based band Plan B will provide the musicalentertainment. Awards will take place immediately after competitionconcludes.

Registration is limited. Skiers and snowboarders can save $10 bypre-registering online at . For more information,athletes should contact Mount Snow Director of Events Christopher Minnes at802-464-1100, extension 4677.###About American Skiing CompanyHeadquartered in Park City, Utah, American Skiing Company is one of thelargest operators of alpine ski, snowboard and golf resorts in the UnitedStates. Its resorts include Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont; SundayRiver and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine; Attitash Bear Peak in New Hampshire;Steamboat in Colorado; and The Canyons in Utah. More information isavailable on the company’s web site, .