Newry, ME (February 5, 2014)—The Video Games Event series (VGE), presented by GoPro, will again bring its high jinks to Sunday River Resort this month. VGE is a "digital mountain sports series" that combines riding and on-mountain experiences with creative digital endeavors: filming and editing.
This year, the East Coast series includes six events, from Pennsylvania all the way up to Maine. VGE comes to Sunday River on February 15, 2014.
VGE works like this: Competitors must form teams no greater than four skiers and/or snowboarders for each resort stop. Teams must then complete an on-mountain scavenger hunt, film themselves, and produce a video edit of two minutes or less, following pre-set guidelines. The edit goes online, and the number of views plays a huge part in determining the winners, along with the quality of filming, action, creativity, and story development.
This year's prizes include GoPro Hero 3s, Dakine backpacks, and DVS shoes. The grand prize, awarded after the final tour stop in Sugarbush, Vt. on March 15, is an all-expenses-paid trip for four to Buttermilk Resort in Aspen, Colo. on April 3.
"The goal is to get competitors to think outside of the box, ride the whole mountain, formulate a strategy, and accomplish some goals, all while working together as a team," says Andrew Mutty, owner and operator of Reel Theory Productions, the company behind the series.
For more information on the Video Games Event series, or to sign up, visit Videogamesevent.com or Facebook.com/VideoGamesEvent.
For more information on Sunday River Resort, visit Sundayriver.com or call (800) 543-2754.
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About Sunday River—Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River Resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels, and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow us at Facebook.com/sundayriver, @Sundayriver and Sundayriver.com.