In its second year, Shredfest attracted almost 100 competitors last year and over 400 spectators. And with ideal weather conditions expected, Blue hopes this year will be an even greater success.
The rail jam kicks things off on Friday at 5 p.m. with registration from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Summit Lodge Cafeteria. The parks crew has been working diligently to design two brand new rails for the competition which will be unveiled at the top of Vista.
Riders can hit the rails as many times as possible in the allotted time. Participants might as well go all out as only the best run counts towards their final score. After the field is trimmed, finalists will have two runs to impress the judges.
There are six divisions and winners can expect some great swag from Flow Snowboards including boards, bindings, twin-tip skis and clothing.
On Saturday, register for the boarder and skier cross events in the Summit Lodge from 8 to 9 a.m. There's a preview for savvy skiers and riders from 9 to 10 a.m. and the event gets started at 10 a.m. in the terrain park.
The races are head to head and continue until only the lossless survive. Army & Navy of Whitehall is sponsoring the event and are giving away around $1,400 in gift certificates spread across eight divisions.
Lastly, on Sunday is the slopestyle finale, sponsored by the mountain itself. The event takes place on Blue's fabled Sidewinder park and the parks crew will be reconfiguring the features to make for some interesting runs. Competitors can pick their best lines, with judges looking for skill and versatility.
Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Summit Lodge with a preview from 9 to 10 a.m. and competition at 10 a.m.
Not to be outdone by any of their co-sponsors, Blue will shower victors from the six divisions with snowboards, skis, bindings and other snow sports paraphernalia.
Registration for each event is $10 and discounted lift tickets are available.
And don't forget your helmet either or you'll be watching the action from behind the fences.