Over the years, these types of competitions have helped launch the careers of such legends as Shane McConkey, Kent Kreitler, Ingrid Backstrom, Seth Morrison, Hugo Harrison, and Reggie and Zach Crist. Now it's the chance for such big-mountain athletes as Craig Garbiel of Kirkwood, Lynne Kennen of Alpine Meadows and reigning U.S. National champs Nick Greener of Snowbird, Utah, and Laura Ogden of Whistler, British Columbia, to show their stuff and try to grab a piece of the $100,000 series purse.