The Dumont Cup

The Dumont Cup

World Recorder Holder Simon Dumont to Host the Inaugural Dumont Cup at his Hometown Mountain – Sunday River
Top Pros including Jossi Wells and TJ Schiller Coach and Compete with Amateurs

Simon Dumont will host the inaugural Pro/Am Jam Competition – “The Dumont Cup” – at his home mountain Sunday River in Maine on April 11, 2009. Professional skiers including TJ Schiller, Peter Olenick, Jossi Wells and Tom Wallisch along with Simon Dumont will mentor, compete alongside, as well as judge the amateurs as they compete on the original course designed by Dumont himself. Dumont broke the world record for highest air on a quarter pipe at Sunday River one year ago to the day of this competition.

Simon, breaking the world record at Sunday River last year.

Starting today, Amateurs throughout the country can register at [https://www.redbullskiing.com] for their chance to compete alongside the pros. It is an open registration with only 75 available spots for entries. Registration costs $60 and includes a lift ticket The course will consist of slopestyle features that Simon has hand-selected to include in the three-hit run. It starts with a creative twist on a Table Top jump that flows right into a Quarter Pipe, and is followed up with a custom rail element. The contest will take place in the Rocking Chair Terrain Park near Barker Lodge.

The Rocking Chair park on Barker Mountain.

“My main goal was to have a course that allows every style of skiing the chance to be showcased. Rails, big jumps, and obviously a large quarterpipe,” says Simon Dumont about his brainchild event.

The Qualifiers will consist of a jam session from 9:30am to noon where the invited pro’s will judge the amateurs on overall impression and select top ams to advance to the final round. The Pro’s will also have the ability to refer to a panel of certified judges to help confirm any remaining slots in the finals. Throughout the qualifying session, pro’s will be on course skiing, interacting, and handing out passes to the 15 lucky ams that will eventually advance to the finals.

The Empire rail at Sunday River.

Midday, a rail jam will be open to all competitors from 2-3pm, and will then be followed immediately by the finals at 3pm. In the final round, both the pros and ams will be competing side-by-side (15 amateurs and 5 pros) in a jam format and will start in a random drawn order with Simon going last each round. Certified judges will determine the top three overall winners, and a stand-out amateur will also be named.

$18,000 is up for grabs as the winner will walk away with $10K, second-place grabs $5K, and third-place will receive $3K. In addition, the top amateur will receive a one-week scholarship to Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, an action sports camp and training facility.

Simon’s home court, Sunday River.

Skiing prodigy and X Games star Simon Dumont established a new world record for highest air on a quarterpipe as he launched 35 feet into thin air at his home resort of Sunday River in Maine on April 11, 2008. On the world’s tallest quarterpipe (38-feet tall and 78-feet wide) custom-built by Snow Park Technologies, Dumont beat previous record holder Terje Haakonsen’s 32 feet 6 inches during his last day of attempts. Soaring a breathtaking 73 feet above the ground – more than a seven-story building- this hometown hero sent the intimate crowd of family and friends into a frenzy as they witnessed the record-breaking moment.

Event Info

Date: Saturday April 11, 2009

Location: Sunday River Resort – 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 04261. At the Rocking Chair Park, Barker Mountain.

Competition Format: Qualifiers – Timed jam session for all amateurs. Pros will be judging on overall impression. Top 10 amateurs will advance to the finals. Finals – Top qualifying Amateurs & Pros compete in a 3 round, random drawn run order final. Panel of judges scoring on over all impression. Best run score is counted as final score.

Event Schedule:
Friday
12pm – 4pm Registration & Practice
Saturday
7:30am – 8:30am – Registration
9:30 am – 11:45am – Amateur Qualifying round
12:00pm – 1:45pm – Athlete lounge, Lunch
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Rail Jam
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Finals
4:15pm – 4:30 – Awards @ Barker Lodge

To register for the event, click here.

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