In a weekend filled with re-openings, the Midwest is getting some love, too. This Sunday (June 15) the DNA Evolution Tour Rail Jam descends on Boyne, with competitions, music and industry pros with gear on-hand. Winners will advance to nationals and compete for a pro contract.
DNAâ€™s rail jam will take place in Boyne Mountainâ€™s parking lot adjacent to the Clock Tower Lodge. The footprint for this monster is 40 x 90 feet and its three rails will provide ample grinding space for six events ranging from Best Trick to the Main Event. Spectators and participants can ride for free during the Open Sessions scheduled from noon to 2 p.m.
The competition begins at 3 p.m. with one-on-one action, skiers against skiers, and snowboarders against snowboarders. Points are awarded and following three hours of intense rail jam competition, the top eight skiers and boarders qualify for the Main Event to be held at 7 p.m. The ensuing awards ceremony recognizes the top Main Event skier and snowboarder and Best Trick and Female Trick contestants who advance to nationals held at the SIA Show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and compete for a pro contract.
â€œThis is the first time DNA has brought their Evolution Tour Rail Jam to northern Michigan and weâ€™re looking forward to a great day of competition,â€ said Dan Turcott with Boyne’s events department.
All participants must wear a helmet and be at least 18 years of age or have parents on-site. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event at Boyne Mountainâ€™s Boyne Country Sports store. For complete information and pricing, visit www.boyne.com.