The annual competition will heat up again on Saturday, April 2nd as amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle for a place in the finals. The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition for the Mogul Challenge cup.
Registration is open to skiers only and is limited to the first 150 registrants. This competition fills up fast, so we recommend pre-registering to guarantee your spot. The entry fee is $50 for all divisions. The entry fee does not include a lift ticket. Discounted lift tickets for competitors will be available for purchase at registration. These tickets will only be offered to racers who have already been assigned a bib.
All competitors must check-in at the 3rd floor of Bear Mountain Lodge between 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2nd to pick up competitors’ bibs. A waiting list will start at 7:00 a.m. at registration for all non-registered competitors. A drawing will take place after registration for unclaimed bibs. You must be present to enter your name and you must be present at 8:30 a.m. for the drawing of the unclaimed competitors’ bibs.
All participants must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk Form. If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign your form.
All volunteers must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk Form. Claim your spot as a volunteer below—currently we have spots available working outdoors, so please check the descriptions of each position to make sure you are comfortable in the given role.
- This is an amateur competition. No USSA members ages 12 and over as of Jan 1, 2022 who have registered as competitors in the past five years will be allowed to race. Competitors ages 11 and under are eligible to compete regardless of USSA status.
- Each participant must wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet during all event practice/inspection and competition. No exceptions.
- Scope it out. Make a habit of course/venue inspection before every event.
- Know your limits (skill and ability levels) and stay within them. This isn’t the time to try something you’ve never done before.
- Men – 13 & under
- Women – 13 & under
- Men – 14-20
- Women – 14-20
- Men – 21-34
- Women – 21-34
- Men – 35-49
- Women – 35-49
- Men – 50+
- Women – 50+
The Start Order for Qualifiers is determined at the pre-party, to take place at Sushi Yoshi at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1st and will be available for viewing at registration on Saturday morning.
On Saturday at 9:00 a.m., competitors will each have one run, then the top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a dual format at approximately 1:00 p.m. Pairs of competitors will run a dual course with sudden death format—only the winners remain.
Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall men’s and women’s winners. The 1st – 3rd place winners’ names will be engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge trophy.
Men and women are scored separately in each of the age groups. Each judge can award a maximum of 5 points in the following categories:
• Turns and Line (60%): Quality and variety of well-executed turns while staying as close as possible to the fall line.
• Air (20%): Quality of upright aerial maneuvers executed spontaneously in the fall line. Inverts are strictly prohibited.
• Speed (20%): Speed score will be based on a male and female pacesetter’s time.
Note: The purpose of the Mogul Challenge is to recognize technical superiority and athletic ability.
ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT SELTZER
Performing from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Boasting wild hair, keytars, and all the stick twirls you can handle, their visual appeal can only be matched by their relentless musical output on stage. It is a complete 80’s extravaganza of non-stop high energy, full costumes, and top-notch performance. This is THE TOTALLY RAD 80’s Experience!!!
This is just the beginning of what Fast Times brings to the table. A catalog of over 100 80’s classics from dance, to hip hop, to hair metal Fast Times covers the decade from top to bottom. With over 15 years of live experience and over 1000 gigs under their belt, this 4-piece group encompasses the true sound and look of the 80’s. All members sing both lead and harmonies which sets them apart from other bands on the scene and allows for 3 and 4-part vocal lines with style and sophistication, creating variety, a richness of sound, and an unmatchable authentic 80’s performance like no other.
Performing from 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
The JUNK SHOW has a groovy acoustic style incorporating, Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Not your typical cover band! Performing energetic, acoustic interpretations of your favorite songs.
Parking and Access
- Please note this is an outdoor event; be sure to wear proper footwear.
- There is limited parking at Bear Mountain. Those who wish to drive should plan to carpool and arrive early.
- Skiing or riding to the event from other base areas can help in avoiding traffic congestion leaving Bear Mountain after the competition.
- Tailgate set-up will commence Saturday morning at 6:30 am. No Friday set-up will be allowed and Bear Mountain parking gates will be locked at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening.
- Lifts operate until 4:00 p.m. but the Skye Peak Express Quad will reopen at 4:30 p.m. allowing guests to ski or ride back to other base areas.
- Free Shuttles will run from 6:30 am until after the event to transport guests between base areas.
- Other transportation options exist including Timberline Transportation (802-345-6917) and Uber (app available for download on smartphones).
Alcohol and Consumption
- Personal consumption is permitted. Please note it is against Vermont State Law to dispense alcohol.
- No kegs, illegal drugs/substances will be allowed inside the event, on-snow area, or in parking lots.
- Alcohol cannot be given to or consumed by minors. Evidence of this will lead to removal from the premises.
- Only those 21 and older are permitted in the Bear Mountain bar areas.
- Personal consumption of alcohol is not permitted in base lodges or other designated food and beverage venues.
- Don’t drink and drive! Taxis and shuttles are available for a safe ride home, see above for options.
Venue Policies and Amenities
- Please leave all non-service animals at home, including donkeys.
- There is limited cellular service at Bear Mountain. WiFi is available in the lodge.
- Live music & DJs other than Killington Resort entertainment are not permitted.
- No bonfires, fire pits or fireworks allowed.
- Please observe Killington’s Smoking Policy by only smoking in the designated areas (Bear Mountain Parking Lot ONLY).
- Please clean up after yourselves. There will be dumpsters available for post-event clean-up in addition to trash cans throughout the venue.
- Restrooms are available on the first floor of Bear Mountain Lodge with portable toilets available throughout the venue.
- Food will be available inside Bear Mountain Lodge in addition to a BBQ on the Bear Mountain deck.
- Be safe and have fun. With your help in supporting these tips, the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge will live on for years to come.