Carinthia Classic Rail Jam Dropping Dec. 22—$20k Prize Purse
Mount Snow, VT. – December 11, 2018 – Mount Snow, is pleased to announce a brand-new lineup of events at Carinthia Parks for the 2018/2019 winter season. In honor of the 10th anniversary of Carinthia becoming an all-terrain-park mountain face, these new events will highlight many of the aspects that have helped Carinthia rise to the rank of #1 Terrain Park in The East. Along with this lineup, comes the opening of the new $22M, 42,000 sq.ft. Carinthia Base Lodge, which for the first time brings après to the Carinthia Base Area, with three restaurants, two bars, and a large outdoor deck that is designed with event-viewing and afterparties in mind.
"In honor of our 10-year celebration, we thought it was the perfect time to add in some new events and concepts that we’ve been dreaming of," said Ben McGinnis, terrain park manager at Mount Snow. "We’ve gone back to the drawing board on our events and builds this year, and are really excited to see the reactions to these new and innovative offerings."
The event season kicks-off on December 22, 2018, with the Carinthia Classic fueled by Monster Energy featuring skiers and snowboarders competing for their slice of the $20,000 purse. Located in The Junkyard terrain park, this event will feature a jam-style format on a one-of-a-kind plaza-style build, comprised of all-snow features blended with a wide variety of rails. Situated right off the deck of the new Carinthia Base Lodge, this event will also celebrate Carinthia’s 10-year anniversary with a DJ, beer garden around the venue, giveaways, and more, including the event finals that will be held under the lights. Details and registration at mountsnow.com/carinthia-classic
Ever the training ground of future X Games athletes and Olympians, Carinthia Parks is continuing its tradition of progression and professional development with the return of its Grommet Jam Series. The Grommet Jams, which are held December 27, 2018, January 21, 2019, and wrap up with the finals on February 18, 2019, feature a morning of coaching followed by an afternoon of competition for both skiers and snowboarders ages 12-and-younger. Details and registration at mountsnow.com/grommet-jam
The USASA Southern Vermont Series returns to Mount Snow with two events for 2018/19 with the USASA Southern Vermont Series – Slopestyle on January 25-27, 2019 and the USASA Southern Vermont Series – Halfpipe on February 9-10, 2019. As one of the longest-running USASA series, these events are a perfect introduction to competing on a national level, while earning points to qualify for Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
New for this season, SKOLF presented by Airblaster, swings through Carinthia Parks on February 15, 2019, for an invitational event that combines S-K-A-T-E and GOLF. Teams of four riders work their way through nine predetermined features while trying to complete a set list of tricks in the fewest amount of attempts possible, in the hope of coming in under par and scoring and invite to the championships in Brighton, Utah. Details at mountsnow.com/skolf
February rounds out with a co-lab with Snowboy Productions, of Holy Bowly and Downtown Throwdown fame, that is code-named Ash & Steel. Details to follow, but this is one you won’t want to miss. This event will be on lockdown for February 28, 2019 and March 1, 2019 before opening to the public on March 2, 2019. That’s it for now, follow along at Instagram.com/carinthiaparks for details.
The events season culminates with Park Affair on March 9-10, 2019, for a lady-shred weekend packed full of park riding, progression, socializing and making friends and memories that last a lifetime. Once again, the Carinthia Parks crew will be designing a private progression park specifically for the camp, which serves as the perfect space for riders to progress, so get ready to push your limits. Details and registration at mountsnow.com/park-affair.