Michigan Monster Energy
Winter Cup Series moves to Boyne!
Crystal Mountain hosts the successful opening round of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series, now it’s off to Boyne Highlands, Feb. 9th, for round two of the Midwest’s premier freeski/snowboard competition series
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. (Feb. 5, 2012) – Round two of the inaugural Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series goes off this Saturday, Feb. 9th, at Michigan’s iconic Boyne Highlands ski resort – high above the Lake Michigan snow factory in northern Michigan’s premier snow country.
Taking place at the Highlands’ Challenger Terrain Park, the Monster Energy Slopestyle competition format will feature the Midwest’s top freeskiers and snowboarders battling it out across rail features, ‘Big Air’ hits, jib features and a vertical wall ride.
“Boyne Highlands is the ideal setting for round two of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series. The Highlands’ terrain park is amongst the most impressive in the Midwest in terms of size, hits, features and – above all – reputation amongst Michigan’s elite competition freeskiers and snowboarders,” said Monster Energy rep Howard Rosner. “The Highlands will go off this Saturday in a big way and Monster Energy’s pumped to bring our Winter Cup Series to the heart of Michigan’s ski country.”
In addition to the on-snow competition portion of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series at Boyne Highlands, Monster Energy will also throw its trademark VIP After-Party following the evening competition. All those who purchase a Monster Energy VIP After-Party wristband are eligible to win exclusive prizes from Monster Energy and Boyne Highlands, such as a snowboard, snowboard jackets, backpacks, gift certificates and more!
Rewind … Round one of the inaugural Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series took place recently at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Mich. More than 50 of the Midwest’s top freeskiers and snowboarders took to the terrain park at Crystal, blasting, spinning, grinding and – in many cases – stomping the landings on a bevy of modern tricks. The big winners at Crystal were Kenny Simmons in the 18+over Snowboarder class and Reese Spaulding in the 18+over Skier class, along with U-17 winners Seth Harding (Snowboarder) and Flick Mooradian (Skier). The top female snowboarders were Kaitlyn Adams (U-17) and Meghan Boland (18+).
“The top riders really stepped it up using the entire course throwing big tricks with front and backside rodeos, switch backside rotations, and some huge frontside spins. On the rails were multiple lip and boardslides with some technical 270 spins, both on and off the features.” - Carter Backie, Head Judge of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series.
At Boyne Highlands everyone in attendance will be able to check out some of the Monster Energy drink flavors at two separate sampling locations, hosted by the awe-inspiring Monster Energy Girls. Get yourself hooked up with some free Monster Energy swag this weekend at the Highlands!
· Registration: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. near Cafeteria entrance
· Competitor Practice: Challenger Terrain Park open to competitors only for practice from 5:00 - 5:45 pm
· Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
· Awards: 20-30 minutes after the last competitor, approximately 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
· Monster Energy After-Party: Immediately following awards in the Tailgate/Fireplace Rooms. $5 to get in includes 2 drink tickets (each ticket is good for beer, wine, well mixed drink or soft drink), tons of appetizers, complementary Monster Energy product and an appearance by the Monster Girls!
Note: The third and final round of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series is Feb. 23rd at Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain. The series’ grand finale wraps up the 2013 Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series with great competition, grand prizes like snowboards, cash, more great exclusive Monster Energy gear and the custom silver “M” Claw trophies for the division winners.
For more information, including registration for the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series, link to: www.aganation.com