Powder Mountain Resort is hosting a new snowboarding contest that is free and open to the first 100 people. The Burton Qualifiers, the new traveling contest series, include seven stops throughout North America and are open to the general public. The top snowboarder from Saturday's local event will win $100 and the opportunity to advance to the finals at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, according to Powder Mountain Resort marketing coordinator JP Goulet. The contest is open to the first 100 snowboarders who register on Saturday morning at the event. Registration for the event will be held at Hidden Lake Lodge at Powder Mountain Resort .
During the Burton Qualifiers, each rider will be given an hour to impress the judges who will score based on style and tricks. The top three riders will be awarded a cash prize, and the top six overall snowboarders will also earn a spot to compete at the finals at Pennsylvania's Seven Springs Resort. From there, participants will have a chance to advance to the world event in Japan to compete for $10,000.
Powder Mountain opened in 1974 and now offers seven ski lifts. The resort recently opened a new run for the season located next to the Hidden Lake Terrain Park. Powder Mountain doesn't offer any lodging at the resort, but has a variety of rentals located within 4 miles of the mountain. The North Fork Table and Tavern uses a wood-fired oven to cook pizza and offers a full bar.
Hours: Open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
Price: An adult lift ticket is $73 for a full day and $25 for night skiing from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A children's lift ticket is $41 for a full day and $21 for night skiing. Deals are often available on the resort website for locals, families and ladies night.
Location: 6965 E. Powder Mountain Road (Highway 158), Eden.