First installment of Mogul Mania takes flight Saturday
Well-oiled knees and big air will be in high demand as the Ninth annual Mogul Mania series takes flight on Vail Mountain’s Cookshack Run, Saturday.The bump action will get under way at 10 a.m., with single-elimination mogul competition on dual courses, while the Liberty Skis Air Show will launch at 1 p.m. And don’t miss the all-new rail jam, a two-hour session for boarders and skiers held adjacent to the Finish Corral at the base of Cookshack.The prize purse for the Liberty Skis Air Show is $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. The rail-jam pay out will be entry-based.Following the on-hill competition, festivities continue at the Altitude Billiards and Sports Club with a awards party featuring prizes for all contest divisions. Swap the big stories of the day over drinks with fellow competitors and spectators.Mogul Mania pre-registration is available online at http://www.mogulmania.com or in-person at the Ski Base in Lionshead across from Moe’s BBQ until today at 5 p.m. Entries are priced at $25 per event for amateur competitors, $50 for professionals and air-show participants, and $20 for rail-jam competitors. Lift tickets for competitors are $35 and are available for purchase race day only. Registration for the rail jam will be available the day of the event.”Mogul Mania is the largest pro/am mogul skiing, boarding and telemarking series in the nation,” said Scott McCormick of Highline Sports marketing and events company. “We’re stoked to add the rail jam this year and give those snowriders who prefer the rail to the bumps an opportunity to compete in the series.”Produced by Vail-based Highline Sports & Entertainment, Mogul Mania will continue its four-event series with events on Feb. 28, March 6 and March 27.The 2004 Mogul Mania series is presented by Toyota, Johns Manville, Coors Light, Carrera and Skiing Magazine and sponsored in part by Liberty Skis, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Fate, Peak Dentistry, Starbucks, Vail Mountain, KVBA TV8 and KZYR the Zephyr.For additional information on the 2004 Mogul Mania series, visit http://www.mogulmania.com. For more information on Highline Sports & Entertainment, contact (970) 476-6797 or check out http://www.gohighline.com.