Wed, Jan 4, 2012 04:21 PM
College! The Beast will host college students from near and far
for two weeks of the Collegiate Snowfest & Winter Games. The
Winter Games kick off the events Jan. 2-6. Then, the Snowfest
continues the party through Jan. 13.
"Students have such vibrant energy," said The Beast. "It's
infectious and it's wonderful to see on the hill-and in the bars
for the after parties. These guys never tire!"
On the mountain
college students will compete in a series of events including the
Alpine Pursuit, King of the Mountain challenge and Cardboard
The Alpine Pursuit kicks off the games on Tuesday, Jan. 3. This is
an all-mountain, resort-wide scavenger hunt for teams of three to
four. Each member must be a Blue Square or above level skier/rider
to enter. The Beast thoroughly enjoys watching students rush to and
fro to win the top prizes!
Wednesday, Jan. 4, is the King of the Mountain Skilled Race. Ever
see "Out Cold" the 2001 snowboard comedy? Well, it's one of The
Beasts favorites, and this event is crafted around the competition
in that film. Skiers and riders will race around gates while
carrying a cup filled with Monster Energy Drink. Contestants will
be judged equally on time and the amount of Monster Energy left in
Following the race is the Sled Building Party for the Cardboard
Derby, which will be held the next day, Thursday, Jan. 5. The Beast
will provide all the materials. Creativity is required because all
you get is cardboard, tape, zip ties and paint.
The Derby awards creativity, function and design. Teams will race
crafts on a moderate course and be judged on artistic merit,
technical innovation, school spirit and race result.
In addition to the on-mountain events this week, the Town of
Killington and local businesses are offering students discounts at
restaurants, nightclubs and retail shops.
So bring your college ID and get ready to party college-style all
day and night with other crazy student looking for mountains of
Not a college student, that's ok, neither is The Beast (per se) you
can still be invigorated by their contagious energy on- and
The Beast is also growing increasingly excited for the Dew Tour
coming up Jan. 19-22. Snow making on Bear Mountain is underway and
the Olympic size superpipe is beginning to take shape!
A scene from the 2001 ski flick, Out Cold, touted as "Animal
House on Ice!"
Article Photo: George Herpel and Michael Kirkland, on a
break from Middlebury College a few years ago, strike an excited
pose before hitting the slopes of Killington.