Lower Middlebrook, a 2,000-foot-long, 15-acre jib park is open for the season to skiers and riders. It's the largest jib park at Stratton and one of the biggest in Vermont.

[R430R, Stratton] is hosting a contest to celebrate the opening, and the new Sun Bowl Adventure Center.

"Those who aren't already friends of Stratton Mountain on Facebook, will want to sign up now, as the best viral video from the new trail will be rewarded with a pair of Smith Gauge Regulator goggles," says Stratton's Jake Duhaime. They're worth $130, BTW.

"All shredders have to do is shoot a one-to-two-minute video of them, their friends, their dog, their significant other, or anyone skiing and riding on Lower Middlebrook. They will then upload their creation to Stratton's Facebook page where fans will vote for the best video and the eventual winner," Duhaime says.

"Voting will be done on a ‘like' basis, by clicking the ‘like' button alongside the video. The most ‘likes' before 3 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 13 determines the winner. All entries must include helmeted riders. No helmet, no prize," says Duhaime.

Why the tough policy on helmets? Stratton is owned by Intrawest, and Intrawest has a company wide stance that encourages the use of helmets by all skiers and snowboarders.

Intrawest announced its new policy in October which, among other things requires helmets for all children and youth participating in ski and snowboard school programs, and an emphasis on Web site and advertising images that feature helmet use.That includes this Facebook video contest.

Good luck. Good shredding.