Beav’ hosts annual Malay Day on Thursday |

Beav’ hosts annual Malay Day on Thursday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Beaver Creek Resort is set to host the eighth annual Malay Day Competition on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in The Rodeo Terrain Park. The event is held in honor of local snowboarder Josh Malay, who died while snowboarding in 2004. Friends and industry members are encouraged to come out and celebrate as a competitor or spectator.

Malay Day is a three-part competition that will include a rail jam, big air and freestyle contest. Free food will be available for all participants. Prizes will be given to the top competitors in all three categories and “The Destroyer Award” will be given to the one who best exemplifies Josh’s goal, “to destroy the mountain and everything on it.” The contestant who receives this commemorative title will be recognized and awarded with a 2011-12 Epic Pass.

Additional prizes will be raffled off to competitors at the awards party located at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon at 5:30 p.m. and featuring DJ Opie Won.

Malay Day is open to all ages, genders and disciplines. Participants must register for the competition the morning of the event at the tent located at the base of the mountain on the Starbucks level in Beaver Creek Village from 9-11 a.m. The event registration fee is $20 and a lift ticket or pass is required. Those under 18 must bring a parent or guardian to registration to sign waivers.

For more information, call Jan Hiland at 970-471-9783 or Kevin Rowe at 970-390-4484.

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