Appalachian Ski Resort’s Shred for the Cup Big Air Competition & Upcoming Events

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We heard this past weekend’s Shred for the Cup event at Appalachian Ski Resort was an enormous success with lots of talented snowboarders and skiers showing up in each level to participate in the Big Air Comp. It’s really no surprise as Appalachian Ski Resort has had natural snow on the ground in Blowing Rock North Carolina for two straight months and the perfect temps lately have allowed for snowmaking almost the entire time. This past weekend’s event was the kickoff event for the Shred for the Cup series which offers competitions in big air, slope side, and a rail jam; the first event of the series was cancelled due to weather. In each series, participants compete in beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels and Appalachian Ski Resort stresses that the Shred for the Cup series is open to everyone. This series event celebrates its 4th season this year.

Big Air Comp Recap
The set up for the competition at Appalachian Ski Resort was on Appaljack, which is perfect for everyone; beginners and women took advantage of the small and medium sized jumps at the top, and the bottom part of the course, with its medium and large jumps, was what intermediate and advanced riders were looking for. Over sixty people came out and registered for the competition! All participants received a free t-shirt and lunch. Here are the winners:

Beginner Ski:
1st Adam Hitchcock
2nd Kevin Church

Beginner Snowboard:
1st Zeb Powel
2nd Johnathan Hedrick
3rd Tyler Hamilton

Women Ski:
1st Chelsea Zacher
2nd Jenna Cantrell

Women Board:
1st Molly Clay
2nd Perri Runion
3rd Sierra Nelson

Intermediate Ski:
1st Canyon Mueller
2nd Tom Kvilhaug
3rd Jacob Gainey

Intermediate Snowboard:
1st Brody Essick
2nd Matthew Sutton
3rd Gus Gordon

Advanced Ski:
1st Tanner Sinclair
2nd Ross Rowan
3rd Joseph Toney

Advanced Snowboard:
1st Kris Jones
2nd Nathan Poland
3rd Rich Bowen

Event sponsors were Spy, Recess, K2, Red Bull, Nordica, Line, Forum, Burton, Libtech, GNU, Oakley, Krew, and Never Summer. Appalachian Ski Resort will host the next Shred for the Cup Series event competition next Sunday, February 28, 2010; this event will be the Rail Jam Competition. The Shred for the Cup Slopestyle finals are scheduled for March 20th.

If you are coming up for the Shred for the Cup Rail Jam this weekend, or planning to attend the Slopestyle Finals on March 20th, we can help you plan your trip. Click to find out more about Appalachian Ski Resort in Blowing Rock North Carolina and read about the Appalachian Terrain Park and Appalachian Ski Mountain Snowboarding. Check out great Places to Stay in Blowing Rock by clicking to find Blowing Rock Cabin Rentals, Blowing Rock NC Hotels, and Blowing Rock Inns.

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