Press Release, Boulder, Colo. — The Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) is thrilled to announce that the Dumont Cup has changed from a Gold level event to Platinum status. This is the first Platinum level event to strictly feature slopestyle. The competition will be held at Simon Dumont’s home mountain, Sunday River, on March 22-25, 2012. Granting the East such a significant event will provide athletes with an equal opportunity to compete at the highest level.
“Every year the Dumont Cup gets bigger and the course gets better,” said Simon Dumont. “Sunday River has helped to make all of this a reality and we are only going to grow from the contest’s platinum rating. Hopefully, over time we can add new disciplines such as halfpipe and a nighttime big air.”
“The Dumont Cup has grown into something bigger than any of us could have imagined,” said Michael Spencer, AFP Vice President. “The fact that kids from the East are able to attend a contest of the highest level and compete against the best pros in the world, without needing an invitation, is an experience unlike any other.”
The Dumont Cup offers a unique Am/Pro jam format where amateurs split the roster of the finals with prequalified professionals. Over the last two years, former amateurs Alex Schlopy and Nick Goepper took home the cup and launched their professional careers as a result. The Platinum level slopestyle will provide even greater exposure to East Coast up-and-comers.
For more information please visit http://www.dumontcup.com/