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Gearing up for the Killington Mogul Challenge: Event essentials

Saturday, April 6 at 7 a.m.—KILLINGTON—Killington’s annual mogul competition and springtime party will heat up once again on Saturday, April 6  as amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle for a place in the finals. The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition for the Mogul Challenge cup.


Courtesy Killington Resort

Registration

Registration is open to skiers only and is limited to the first 150 registrants. This competition fills up fast, so we recommend pre-registering to guarantee your spot. The entry fee is $50 for all divisions. Entry fee does not include a lift ticket, which is required for all competitors. Discounted lift tickets for competitors will be available for purchase online and at registration. These tickets will only be offered to registered participants who have been assigned a bib.

All competitors must check-in at the Fuel TV Lounge on the 3rd floor of Bear Mountain Lodge between 7- 8:30 a.m. on event day to pick up a competition bib. When tickets sell out online, you will be able to join the waitlist through the Eventbrite link below. A drawing will take place after registration on the event day (4/6) at 8:30 a.m. for any unclaimed bibs. We will call names starting at the top of the waitlist & you must be present to claim a bib.


Courtesy Killington Resort

Competitors hit the bumps at a recent mogul challenge at Killington Resort. This year’s competition will be held Saturday, April 6 at Outer Limits on Bear Mountain, Killington.

Volunteers

Volunteers will be provided with lunch & will earn a free Killington lift ticket, good for a calendar year, for each shift worked. Claim your spot as a volunteer below— shifts are available working both indoors & outdoors, so please check the descriptions of each position to make sure you are comfortable in the given role:

Rules

This is an amateur competition. No USSS members ages 12 and over as of Jan 1, 2024 who have registered as competitors in the past five years will be allowed to race. Competitors ages 11 and under are eligible to compete regardless of USSS status.

Each participant must wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet during all event practice/inspection and competition. No exceptions.

Scope it out. Make a habit of course/venue inspection before every event.

Know your limits (skill and ability levels) and stay within them. This isn’t the time to try something you’ve never done before.

Divisions

  • Men – 13 & under
  • Women – 13 & under
  • Men – 14-20
  • Women – 14-20
  • Men – 21-34
  • Women – 21-34
  • Men – 35-49
  • Women – 35-49
  • Men – 50+
  • Women – 50+

Competition details

Practice is scheduled to take place on the course on Outer Limits on Friday, April 5th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.—stay tuned here for any updates on practice availability. Practice is only open for registered competitors with valid lift tickets for the day, and hiking up to the course will not be allowed.

The start order for qualifiers will be available for viewing on Friday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m. during our pre-party at Sushi Yoshi. The start order will also be available to view at registration on Saturday morning. On Saturday starting at 9 a.m., competitors will each have one run, then the top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a dual format at approximately 12 p.m. Pairs of competitors will run a dual course with sudden death format—only the winners remain.

Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall men’s and women’s winners. The 1st – 4th place winners’ names will be engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge trophy.


Courtesy Killington Resort

Competitors hit the bumps at a recent mogul challenge at Killington Resort. This year’s competition will be held Saturday, April 6 at Outer Limits on Bear Mountain, Killington.

Judging criteria

The purpose of the Mogul Challenge is to recognize technical superiority and athletic ability. Men and women are scored separately in each of the age groups. Each judge can award a maximum of 5 points in the following categories:

Turns and Line (60%): Quality and variety of well-executed turns while staying as close as possible to the fall line.

Air (20%): Quality of upright aerial maneuvers executed spontaneously in the fall line. Inverts are strictly prohibited.

Speed (20%): Speed score will be based on a male and female pacesetter’s time.

Live music

  • Nick & Rhys duo
    Local legends Nick Bredice & Rhys will take the stage under the big tent on the Bear Mountain deck as our first act of the day.
  • Jamie’s Junk Show
    To close out the day, we’ll welcome back Jamie’s Junk Show to outside the Bear Mountain Lodge. The Junk Show has a groovy acoustic style incorporating Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass and Jazz. Performing energetic, acoustic interpretations of your favorite songs. Not your typical cover band!

Party tips

Parking and access

This is an outdoor event; be sure to wear proper footwear. There is limited parking at Bear Mountain. Those who wish to drive should plan to carpool and arrive early.

Skiing or riding to the event from other base areas can help in avoiding traffic congestion leaving Bear Mountain after the competition.

Tailgate set-up will commence Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. No Friday set-up will be allowed and Bear Mountain parking gates will be locked at 5 p.m. Friday evening.

Lifts operate until 4 p.m. but the Skye Peak Express Quad will reopen after awards, allowing guests to ski or ride back to other base areas. Free shuttles will run from 6:30 a.m. until after the event to transport guests between base areas. Other transportation options exist including Timberline Transportation (802-345-6917) and Uber (app available for download on smartphones).

Alcohol and consumption

Personal consumption is permitted. Please note it is against Vermont State Law to dispense alcohol. No kegs nor illegal drugs/substances will be allowed inside the event, on-snow area, or in parking lots. Alcohol cannot be given to or consumed by minors. Evidence of this will lead to removal from the premises. Only those 21 and older are permitted in the Bear Mountain bar areas. Personal consumption of alcohol is not permitted in base lodges or other designated food and beverage venues. Don’t drink and drive! Taxis and shuttles are available for a safe ride home—see above for options.


Courtesy Killington Resort

Competitors hit the bumps at a recent mogul challenge at Killington Resort. This year’s competition will be held Saturday, April 6 at Outer Limits on Bear Mountain, Killington.

Venue policies and amenities

  • Leave all non-service animals at home, including donkeys.
  • Bring weights to hold down your tent if you bring one for your tailgate area.
  • There is limited cellular service at Bear Mountain. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge.
  • Live music & DJs other than Killington Resort entertainment are not permitted.
  • No drones, bonfires, fire pits, or fireworks allowed.
  • Observe Killington’s smoking policy by only smoking in the designated areas (Bear Mountain Parking Lot ONLY).
  • Clean up after yourselves. There will be dumpsters available for post-event clean-up in addition to trash cans throughout the venue.
  • Restrooms are available on the first floor of Bear Mountain Lodge with portable toilets available throughout the venue.
  • Food will be available inside Bear Mountain Lodge in addition to a BBQ on the Bear Lodge deck (weather-permitting).

For more information visit: Killington.com.

For a complete list of past results, visit: bearmountainmogulchallenge.com.

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