The rail jam courses are comprised of Sierra-at-Tahoe’s most challenging rails, in a unique setting that includes laser lights, signature fire drums, alive remote by Sacramento’s KWOD 106.5, a live DJ and an MC. For this weekend’s event, competitors will have the chance to jib a rail on top of afour-wheel drive Lincoln Town Car limo, sponsored by Smith Sport Optics.
The competition is held every Saturday through the month of February at 3 p.m. The top three finishers in each division advance to the series final that will be held on March 5, 2005. The winners snag great prizes from Flow, Smith, Vans,Skull Candy, Spy, and other sponsors each week, along with cash purses for the top finisher in each category. Top finishers will advance to the final, where they will vie for a one-time gear and clothing sponsorship from Salomon, a 2005/06 Double Whammy season pass and the chance to compete in the Vans Tahoe Cup Rail Jam in 2006.
This competition series is open to amateur skiers and snowboarders and is divided into men’s and women’s divisions. The entry fee is $5, however, no lift ticket or season pass is required to enter. Registration is held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the competition immediately following. The rail jams are held on Lower Broadway, which is visible from the base area, making the event ideal for spectators. The best vantage point is the Cheeseburger in Paradise deck or the Sierra Pub.
Those seeking further information on Sierra-at-Tahoe’s American Jibber Rail Jam Series can call (530) 659-7453 or go to www.SierraAtTahoe.com.