Vail Valley skiers, riders to celebrate Malay Day |

Vail Valley skiers, riders to celebrate Malay Day

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail Daily file photoRob Bak slides over a portrait of the late Josh Malay, a Vail Valley professional snowboarder, giving the thumbs up on the Malay Bow during last year's Malay Day festivities at Beaver Creek.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Beaver Creek Resort will host the seventh annual Malay Day on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in memory of Vail Valley snowboarder Josh Malay, who lost his life while snowboarding in 2004.

Friends and industry members are inspired to “live and love life” in his memory.

Malay Day is a three-part competition that will take place in Beaver Creek’s Half Barrel Half Pipe and The Rodeo Terrain Park. It will include half-pipe, rails, and a big air competition. Participants will be easily identified in event T-shirts.

To commemorate one of Malay’s snowboard goals, “to destroy the mountain and everything on it”, the best overall rider of the day will be recognized and receive a 2010/2011 Epic Pass. Additional prizes will be raffled off to the competitors at the awards party at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon at 5 p.m.

Malay Day is open to all ages, genders and disciplines. Participants must register for the contest Thursday morning at an event tent located up the escalators on the Starbucks level in Beaver Creek Village, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The registration fee is $20. Those under 18 must bring a parent to registration to sign waivers. Participants may purchase a special $55 lift ticket for the day of the event at registration.

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

Malay Day is made possible thanks to a number of sponsors including Beaver Creek Resort, NOFX, Coors, Under Armor, DC, Sessions, Oakley, Electric, DVS, Dakine, Volcom, Never Summer and Vans.

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