Skiers and riders will once again combine hip-hop influence and snowsports, as organizers have announced the schedule for the Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam. Making the rounds again for 2011, the Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam will offer three additional resort stops for a total of eight across the nation. This tour will showcase some of the best in snowsports with a series of winner-takes-all rail jams, slopeside graffiti art, MC battles, hip-hop music and off-the-hook after-parties.
The grassroots snow competition series is as follows:
• January 1, Killington, Vt.*
• January 8, Mountain Creek, N.J.
• January 22, Raging Buffalo, Ill.
• January 29, Echo Mountain, Colo.*
• February 5, Arizona Snowbowl, Ariz.*
• February 12, Bogus Basin, Idaho*
• February 19, Mountain High, Calif.
• February 26, Beech Mountain, N.C.
*denotes new venues to the tour this year
Up to 150 amateur riders per stop will compete in a winner takes all competition conducted in true jam format. Judges are present at all features to provide the best scoring coverage possible. Each division will be competing for cold, hard cash and additional prizes. The competition is open to four divisions: 15 and under, all girls, best of breed and skiers.
The event’s energy continues as each rail jam is followed by pulsating after-parties that feature the hottest DJs, break dance crews and live hip-hop performances. At each stop of the tour, sponsors will have a presence to showcase their latest product lines and conduct giveaways for attendees.
For more information, or to register for the 3rd Rail events, go to www.3rdrailjam.com.