New Years Eve rail jam at Attitash kicks off freeride series

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 1, 2011 9:50 am

In a splendid start to the ATP Freeride Series, the New Year’s Eve Rail Jam saw an outstanding turnout of 41 athletes, male and female, descend upon Attitash Mountain Resort to pit their skills against this year’s new rail set up in the ATP Terrain Park on Thad’s Choice.

 The first event in a season long series, the ATP Rail Jam tested the athletes’ mettle with a series of rails, boxes and signature features as they vied for top honors in their respective categories.

photo: Attitash Resort

Cheered on by the holiday crowds, friends and family, Micheal Wakim led the way to the podium in the Mens Under 15 rider category, with Leland Broadhurst finishing first in the Mens Under 15 skier category.  Other winners included Dan Jones in the Mens 16+ ski category, Alex Kramp in the Mens 16+ rider category, Katelyn Root in the Womens 16+ skier category and Kristen Hollum in the Womens 16+ rider category.

 Following such a great start to the competition season at Attitash Mountain Resort, the next ATP Freeride event will be the Slopestyle Competition on February 19, followed by the Big Air Competition February 26 and the Skier/Rider Cross on March 5th.

 With the ATP Rail Jam in the rear view mirror, the holiday events at Attitash Mountain Resort continue to roll on with today’s 2nd Annual Attitash Giant Slalom (registration 8:00a – 11:00a in the main base lodge) and then the first of the three race U Go Girl Giant Slalom Series on Sunday to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.