Vertical Challenge heads to the Beav |

Vertical Challenge heads to the Beav

Daily Staff Report

Test your metal as the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Series heads to Beaver Creek Sunday, featuring an all new Rail Jam.The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is a day’s worth of recreational racing, music, interactive games and sponsor expos, free to participants. New this year is the Mountain Dew Rail Jam presented by Convert. The Rail Jam, open to skiers and boarders, will make 10 stops throughout the Colorado swing of the Tour.Skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities can register for the race from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in front of McCoy’s, located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. The first 100 to sign up for the race receive a free event T-shirt. The first 25 to sign up for the Rail Jam get a free event beanie. All participants must purchase a lift ticket or use their season pass.Competition starts at 10 a.m. on Haymeadow, with the race course open until 1 p.m. Rail Jam kicks off at 11:00 a.m. behind the Centennial Lift for a two-hour jam session.Award ceremonies are at 3 p.m., with the top-three in each category receiving medals and invites to the finals in Breckenridge, April 3, along with a bib prize raffle following the awards presentation.In addition the racing, there is the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge sponsor village, complete with music, interactive games and product-sampling opportunities, including free Mountain Dew and Diet Mountain Dew.The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is scheduled to visit 50 ski and snowboard resorts this winter, with the Eastern portion of the series also under way. Following the Beaver Creek event, the tour will move to Keystone on March 6, and return to Breckenridge for the Western Series Finals on tap April 3.The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is sponsored in part by Showtime, Arby’s, Convert and King Sooper’s/City Market.For a full schedule of Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge dates and locations visit For more information on Highline Sports & Entertainment, contact (970) 476-6797 or visit

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