Vermont Open 2020 at Stratton March 13-15

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Vermont Open 2020 at Stratton March 13-15

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Open is taking place at Stratton March 13-15. Described as an event designed for snowboarders, by snowboarders, this event celebrates the roots of snowboarding on Southern Vermont's highest peak. Participants can register for the Roots Package to be entered into all four events. The Rail Jam, Retro Pipe, All Snow, and the new two-day Banked Slalom make up the event schedule for this season. Alternatively, participants can register for single events, space permitting as each event has a maximum number of participants.

Events:

Rail Jam: A shred heavy rail rider's paradise! This event will contain numerous rails from easy to pro-level, handling all ages and abilities. Contestants will be scored on a variety of tricks, cleanness of landings, and hitting the more difficult, pro-level features.

All Snow: Replacing last year's slopestyle event, riders will drop into a course crafted only of snow shaped jumps and transitions. The new All Snow course will have several different lines of jumps, rollers, hips, spines and volcanoes, allowing for full creativity on each rider’s run. Riders will be scored based upon creativity of their line, difficulty of their line, airtime and rotations. 

Retro Pipe: Not your run of the mill cookie cutter halfpipe. What we have is a throwback event paying homage to our founding fathers who hand-shaped their U ditch back in the day. The Retro Pipe is not a full-sized halfpipe, allowing for more versatility for riders, and an opportunity for everyone to catch some air time.

Banked Slalom: A new two-day format: Day 1 is qualifiers, and Day 2 is finals day. With too many turns, berms, and hairpins to count; prepare yourself for a leg burner. This year’s highly anticipated Banked Slalom will have its venue on Suntanner, running alongside the All Snow course. This event format will stick to the traditional format for banked slalom, one rider on the course per run, the fastest overall time of each round wins.

Roots Package: Includes access to Rail Jam, All Snow, Retro Pipe and 2-day Banked Slalom. This package guarantees participation in all four events and has an overall savings of nearly $40. Lift tickets must be purchased separately.

Single Event Entry: Includes access to a single event in the competition. Lift tickets must be purchased separately.

Lift Tickets: Lift Tickets are NOT included in the registration prices and must be purchased separately. Daily lift tickets will be available for $10 at registration. Lift tickets for the roots package are $20 (valid for all three days of the event). Season pass holders do not need to purchase a lift ticket.

  • 2 Classes: Amateur or Pro
    • Amateur: 13 years & Under, 14-18 years, 19 years & over
    • Pro: one class
    • Washed Up Cup: Must be 35 years old or older
  • Registration is online here
  • The VT Open will run in-line with USASA formats, officials, scoring, rules and regulations to ensure accurate results and awards. USASA membership is not required.

Sponsors: Cabot Cheese, Clif Bar, GoPro, Never Summer, Smith Optics

Entertainment: Join us after the Vermont Open festivities on March 14 for a silent disco in Grizzly's, above the Base Lodge. Three DJ's will be simultaneously spinning tunes. Everyone attending will receive a headset upon entry to switch between each DJ and sample the three setlists as you dance the night away. The Silent Disco is a family friendly event. The late-night Grizzly's menu will be available. All ages welcome.

Price: $10. *Rates do not include 7% Vermont tax.

Location: Grizzly's at the Base Lodge

PRO CLASS

Overall

1st Place – Male and Female - $750

2nd Place – Male and Female - $500

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $250

Rail Jam

1st Place – Male and Female - $500

2nd Place – Male and Female - $250

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $125

All Snow

1st Place – Male and Female - $500

2nd Place – Male and Female - $250

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $125

Retro Pipe

1st Place – Male and Female - $500

2nd Place – Male and Female - $250

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $125

Banked Slalom

1st Place – Male and Female - $500

2nd Place – Male and Female - $250

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $125

Washed Up Cup (35+ years)

1st Place – Male and Female - $350

2nd Place – Male and Female - $250

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $150

AMATEUR CLASS

Overall – 19+

1st Place – Male and Female - $300

2nd Place – Male and Female - $200

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $100

Overall – 14-18

1st Place – Male and Female - $300

2nd Place – Male and Female - $200

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $100

Overall – 13 and under

1st Place – Male and Female - $300

2nd Place – Male and Female - $200

3rd Place -- Male and Female - $100

Trophies will be awarded in all age groups and classes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placement in single events

About Stratton Mountain
Located just four hours from New York City and three from Boston, Stratton is a premier New England mountain destination with 99 trails fanning from the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak, 95 percent snowmaking coverage, a slopeside Village for shopping and dining plus a range of accommodations. Recognized as the first major resort to welcome snowboarding, Stratton has offered an extraordinary ski experience since 1961, adding year-round activities in 1964 with a Geoffrey Cornish designed golf course that played host to six LPGA tournaments. Today, a range of activities, events, adventure challenges, and live music make Stratton a popular year-round destination. For more information, visit www.stratton.com.

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.

Source: STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT- 2.11.2020