The 29th annual Bud Light Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge brings 200 of the best amateur bumpers to [R198R, Killington] the first weekend in April.

Thousands of spectators come each year to party and to watch the region's premier mogul event, held on Outer Limits.

"Spectators are invited to relax on the Bear Mountain Deck and enjoy the sunshine, barbecues, and beer garden," said Killington's Tom Horrocks.

Areas are set aside for spectators to bring their own barbecue and lawn chairs, he said, but Vermont state liquor laws prohibit spectators and competitors from bringing alcohol to the event and law officers will be present to enforce compliance.

Live music by Live Wire adds to the festivities.

Horrocks explained the competition: The event is limited to 200 competitors. Skiers tackle Outer Limits in seven different age categories for men and women. Skiers are judged on turns and line (50 percent), air (25 percent), and speed (25 percent). Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, competitors each get one run. The top 32 men and 16 women will return to compete in a dual format at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pairs of competitors run a dual course with sudden death format; only the winners remain. Awards are presented to the first, second, third, and fourth place finishes for both men and women. Winners` names are engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge trophy.

"We will ask that all participants follow some simple guidelines in order to ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience," Horrocks said. He said people are asked to show respect for others, leave dogs home, not to bring alcohol, not to light open fires, and not to bring sleds.