by Madison V. Fisler
Feb. 19, 2014. It all comes down to this, folks! This weekend, Appalachian Ski Mtn will host the Volcom/Electric Shred for the Cup Slopestyle Finals at the App Terrain Park on Feb. 23. This will mark the final event of the Shred for the Cup 2014 Series.
From Appalachian Ski Mtn:
The Shred for the Cup series has become the benchmark Park competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter that test Skiers & Snowboarders skills in several park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, & Slopestyle). As always, the Series has categories for all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanded) of both Skiers & Snowboarders, as well as a dedicated women’s category in both Ski & Board.
Throughout the season, individual riders are given points for placement in each of the three events throughout the season which are added up at the very end of the season to determine the series winners for the year.
Registration for the last event of the season will be held at the Alpine Ski Shop from 9-11 a.m. the day of the race. Warm ups will be held immediately following for registered competitors from 10:30-11:30 and a rider meeting at 11:45. The race will begin at noon.
If you want to come and watch the event, it’s free for spectators to attend! Free spectator tickets are available at registration and at the main office and are required for slope access to watch the event without equipment.
Like all great competitions, this one has some fabulous prizes up for the taking that cover more than 20 categories. Generous sponsors for this event are Volcom and Electric.
Participants are categorized by gender and skill level, and by ski or snowboard. Competitors can compete in either mens or womens beginner, intermediate and advanced, for opportunities to win tons of great prizes from Alpine Ski Shop, SMITH, Polarmax, Saga and more, said Brenda Speckmann, manager of Alpine Ski Shop.
Registration for the event is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.
“We are really excited, it’s fun to see so much great talent,” Speckmann said.
And there are many events left for the rest of the season. Don’t forget to check out the RECESS Wreck Less Rail Jam on March 1 too.
For more information about these events and others, click here.