On March 2, 2016

Skiers and riders shine at Okemo’s Light the Night rail jam

By Adam Ford, courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort

Snow-covered trees are illuminated in Okemo’s annual Light the Night rail jam held Saturday, March 5, this year.

Saturday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. — LUDLOW — Okemo Mountain Resort will light up the night sky and a specially constructed rail garden on Bull Run on Saturday, March 5, for the Light the Night Rail Jam. Cash and prizes in the amount of $5,000 will go to the best skiers and riders in this jam format competition.

Okemo’s Light the Night Rail Jam competitors can participate in one of two divisions this year. The amateur class will compete for prizes, while the pro class will compete for the chance to win a portion of the $5000 cash prize. A best-trick contest will also be offered.

The entry fee is $20. Registration is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Clock Tower base lodge. Competitors may also pre-register online at okemo.com. The aAmateur competition starts at 5:30 p.m. and the pro class starts at 6:30 p.m.Helmets are required for all competitors. Participants under 18 require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

This after-hours jam format competition under the lights is always popular with spectators and the competitors turn it up for an electrifying contest of terrain park skill.

For more info, call 802-228-1600 or visit okemo.com.

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