Rail Jam Recap
Posted by Pico Mountain on February 21, 2010
Pico prides itself on offering all the terrain and events you’d find at a larger mountain, so it’s no surprise that as soon as we built our new Triple Slope Terrain Park, we couldn’t wait to hold a rail jam! Thanks to the skills of some supremely talented riders, the K-Town Showdown at Pico was a great event and a true showing of skier and snowboarder spirit.
The Triple Slope Terrain Park includes jumps of various sizes, boxes and rails of different ability levels. This variety allowed a plethora of different tricks and styles from all participants and showed spectators that there’s just as much skill at Pico as there is anywhere else.
First place for open skier men went to Cooper Babbitt, who’s no stranger to placing in the series. Second place men went to Will Halper, and open skier women went to Marissa Marton, who also placed in the January 16 competition. Open rider men went to Mike Bardis, Evan Stagnaro and Elwood Rodrigues, respectively while Grace Vosburgh – the younger winner – took the honors for top women.
Says Events Coordinator Tess Hobbs of the skier performances, “On the skier side, Colin and Cooper dominated the rails throwing k-feds, disaster 270s, 450s off, and just about every switch-up combination they could think of. It was super impressive!”
Skier honors 16 and under went to Colin Becker, Cooper Babbitt, and new scorer Marc Findeisen, while rider honors 16 and under went to third-time competitor Peter Cimmino, Robert Ettori, and Robert Bergen.
With a mix of new athletes coming into every competition and points and prizes still up for grabs, the 6 2010-2011 Killington & Pico Season Pass grand prizes could go to anyone.
The final event of the K-Town Showdown is happening April 3rd in the Outer Limits rail park. Registration will open on March 17, and all pre-registrants will receive a goodie bag with product from our sponsors, including Basin, Darkside, DC, Forum, Fuel TV, Nordica, Oakley, Orage, Skullcandy, and White Flag.
See you in the park!