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Loaded Turkey Rail Jam kicks off park competitions at Killington

Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. - Killington Resort is kicking off the season with a rail jam, Thanksgiving style. Upper Downdraft is where the skiers and riders will show off their park skills vying for the grand prize: a Frozen turkey plus entry into the Rails 2 Riches Jam, Dec. 10. Those who finish second and third place will go home with the fixings: stuffing and cranberry sauce. Winning your Thanksgiving meal or augmenting it with delicious sides is a truly unique offering!

Online registration for skiers and riders opened on November 3 at 8 p.m. with limited spots. The entry fee is $25. Competitors are required to have a season pass/lift ticket in order to compete; this is not included with registration. However, $35 discounted lift tickets will be available for competitors to purchase at check-in. Registration and the Express Assumption of Risk form are available online.

Each competitor will have two runs through the rail park. Each run will be scored, but only the best run counts. After skiers and riders complete their first run, they must hike back up to take the second. Competitors will drop in by bib order. If a competitor is not present at the time of his/her drop, they forfeit the run. The top ten men and three women in each discipline will advance to the finals.

The finals will be run as an open format rail jam on the bottom two features. Competitors receiving the top three scores in each category will receive prizes. Other competitors will also receive prizes based on the judge's choice.

Schedule Nov. 20:

9-10 a.m.     Registration/check-in

9-10:45 a.m.     Practice for skiers and riders on Upper Downdraft

10:45 a.m.     Athlete meeting, top of venue

11 a.m.-12 p.m.     Skier qualifiers

12:15-12:30 p.m.     Rider warm-up (1-lap only)

12:30-1:30 p.m.     Rider qualifiers

1:45-2 p.m.     Finals practice

2-2:30 p.m.     Final Rail Jam (skiers and riders)

2:45-3:00 p.m.     Awards

*All times subject to change.

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