Jack-O-Lantern Jib throwdown set at Snowmass | AspenTimes.com

Jack-O-Lantern Jib throwdown set at Snowmass

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS Snowmass is cranking up the lifts earlier than ever before on Thursday night for the first Jack-O-Lantern Jib.The local contest will take place from 6-7 p.m. at the top of the Burlingame chairlift in a Halloween-themed terrain park.The contest is open to male and female skiers and snowboarders, who are encouraged to wear costumes. All competitors will compete under lights on several rail and park features. Entry is $15.The snow for the contest is left over from a record-breaking winter. A large pile was preserved over the summer by a large snow blanket. Guests can stop by the private lesson lounge anytime after 5 p.m. on the night of the competition to obtain their free lift ticket. Athlete registration will also begin at 5 p.m. in the private lesson lounge, which is across the mall from the Snowmass ticket pavilion. Athletes under the age of 18 will need a parent signature to compete.Parents can download a waiver to sign at http://www.aspensnowmass.com/images/general/events/WAIVER_RLS.pdf. The Burlingame lift will run from 58 p.m., with the last download at 7:30. A bonfire will keep the crowd warm while they watch the athlete-judged competition. Prizes will be awarded from D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop, as well as other Aspen/Snowmass partners. Prizes will go to the best skier, best snowboarder and for the best Halloween costume.

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