Athletes battled for the cash purse at Rails 2 Riches

Winners from the Killington Rails 2 Riches. Photo provided.

KILLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont’s Killington Resort hosted the East Coast’s largest and most lucrative rail jam, Rails 2 Riches, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. The event dished out more than $25,000 in prize money to skiers and snowboarders with seven New England athletes on the podium, taking the cash home.

“Year and after year we are thrilled with the Rails 2 Riches event – it’s an incredible opportunity for local and international skiers and riders to check out what Killington Parks has to offer,” says Mike Garceau, youth marketing and actions sports manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “Nearly 100 athletes from the USA and Canada participated in this invitation only event and each one left excited to come back for next season’s contest.”

“This is my fourth year competing in Rails 2 Riches,” says Maggie Leon, a Killington athlete and student at the University of Vermont. “I come back every year because it’s really cool to see more and more girls that I don’t always have a chance to ride with. We are all friends and it’s really cool to see all of us compete and get to hangout for the day.”


Male Snowboard

1st Nate Haust (Calif.)

2nd Storm Rowe (Vt.)

3rd Max Lyons (Vt.)

Best Trick: Tim Major (Vt.)

Female Snowboard

1st Lauren Tamposi (N.H.)

2nd Maggie Leon (Vt.)

3rd Savannah Shinski (Mich.)

Best Trick: Lauren Tamposi (N.H.)

Male Ski

1st Sandy Boville (Ontario, Canada)

2nd Emile Bergeron (Ontario, Canada)

3rd Brian Gardiner (N.H.)

Best Trick: Dale Talkington (Utah)

Female Ski

1st Marion Balsamo (N.M.)

2nd Brooke Potter (Colo.)

3rd Shondra Charbonneau (Ontario, Canada)

Best Trick: Brooke Potter (Colo.)

Mini Shred Madness is the next rail jam scheduled at Killington Resort and is for children 13 years and younger on Jan. 13, 2018. This event is all about having fun, learning, and safety. Killington Park team riders will be onsite offering help and motivation to all participants.

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