The Rome SDS Premature Jibulation is one of those events you look forward too all fall. It is the first big event of the year, and it is your all access pass to 7springs before the mountain opens. But this year was different. The mid-atlantic got some of the best pre-season conditions in years and the resort opened the day before the rail jam. This allowed the park crew to build one of the sickest early season set-ups I have ever scene.
The contest was well planned, with an attendance of approximately 200 young rippers. Free swag was passed through out the large crowd at the Foggy Goggle. Nearby, the park crew had a master chef preparing free hot dogs for the masses. Check out the pictures below for a view into the event, and congrats to Christina and AJ for winning the event.
On Friday, November 14th 2008, the 4th annual PIST Rail Jam was hosed on the University of Pittsburgh campus. With over 300 in attendance, the event was a great success. The Pittsburgh Intercollegiate Snowboard Team (PIST) did a great job of setting up two features and making sure the best intercollegiate riders from the regional area were at the event.
Thanks to http://www.rileysnyderphoto.com/ for the pictures of the event.
Last Saturday, the Peak Ski and Snowboard Center in Monroeville, PA held the first Rock My Box Rail Jam. Even though the weather was very cold and rainy, there was a great turnout of local riders. The event hard two features with a large drop in ramp. Shark, the announcer, kept everyone amped with his loud voice and crazy antics. At the end of the day, tons of free gear was given out and Josh Zerkel of Cheat Lake, WV took down top snowboard honors.