The Toyota Sick N' Twisted Freestyle Tour returns to Tahoe with its first stop this weekend. The tour, sponsored by SnowBomb, hits four North Lake Tahoe resorts throughout the winter.
The tour pits skiers and snowboarders against each other to compete in rail jams, slopestyle competitions, and big air contests. An amateur class is available for those competing for gear while the open class competition goes for cash. Don't forget the helmet; it's required.
The first event in the tour is Dec. 10 at Squaw Valley USA. The Fourth Annual Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam honors the memory of local snowboarder, Charles "Coogan" Kelly. SnowBomb plans to donate all competitor registration fees to the Coogan Kelly Memorial Foundation. A practice session runs until noon, and the competition starts at 1 p.m.
Homewood Mountain Resort hosts the second event-a big air contest Feb. 12. The tour steps up its events with a rail jam March 6 at Sugar Bowl Resort, a big air contest March 20 at Alpine Meadows, and a slopestyle competition April 3 at Squaw Valley.
The final event in the series is a special competition only for children ages 10 and under. The Lil' Air competition takes place April 11 at Alpine Meadows.
Registration for each event is 9-10:30 a.m. at the resort on the day of the event. Entry costs $10 for amateur class and $20 for open class. A $10 deposit is required for jerseys. Kids under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian at registration to sign liability forms.