Appalachian Ski Mountain Hosts SHRED FOR THE CUP BIG AIR Today!

Appalachian Ski Mountain Hosts SHRED FOR THE CUP BIG AIR Today!

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Shred for the Cup Big Air

When: Jan 22, 2012
Where: Appalachian Ski Mtn
What: Big Air Competition

The Big Air and the start to our signature Shred for the Cup Series is finally here!

ATP has been taking full advantage of our snowmaking power this season, and is proud to have some of the longest landings and most progressive jumps available for this first event of the SFTC seriesr. The event will take place in the Appal Jam Terrain Park, stacked with 4 different jumps for all ability levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

Registration will be held in the Snowcloud Room from 9-11:00am.

A warm-up session will be available for all competitors from 10:00 – 11:30, with a rider meeting at 11:45. The event is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.

Hot Dogs will be grilled up slopeside during the day and are included for competitors, and are also available for purchase by spectators

Free Event Spectator tickets are available at registration and at the main office for and are required for slope access to watch the event without ski/snowboard equipment.

Get ready to start this event series right with ATP & Recess, along with all the SFTC Big Air sponsors: Salomon Skis & Snowboards, Canvassed Apparel, POW, Neff, Spyder, Dakine, Scott, Line, Ride, & Kombi.

All event participants will receive lunch and Shred for the Cup series T-Shirts.

Competitors are required to fill out a registration form and waiver, either on-site or download HERE

Categories:
The Shred for the Cup series is for everyone, no matter your ability level. Skiers and Snowboarders are judged separately, and the categories for both include:

Beginner:
-No Sandbagging
-Can hit smaller flat rails and boxes
-Can hit small table tops

Intermediate:
-No Sandbagging
-Comfortable doing variety of tricks on smaller rails and boxes
-Can hit some kinked/curved rails and boxes
-Can hit smaller and medium sized tabletops
-Can do a variety of grabs or small rotations (180′s, 360′s)

Advanced:
-Comfortable doing variety of tricks on all rails and boxes
-Comfortable spinning and grabbing on all size jumps (180′s, 360′s, 540′s, 720′s, etc…)
If in questioning your ability placement you find yourself in the middle of 2 categories, ATP encourages you to compete in the higher category and try to push yourself to a new level.

The Shred for the Cup series also offers Ski and Snowboard categories for Women who want to get out and ride.

The Cup:
In addition to each individual event winners, points will be tallied throughout the events to decide the entire series winners in each category. The series winners in each division will receive the coveted “Cup”, not to mention bragging rights for the next season!

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