LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Who’s the best of the best? Racers? Free skiers and riders? Well, Magic has the terrain and premier event to answer the question definitively on March 3, 2018 with the Master of the Mountain Extreme Biathlon that puts it all on the line. One trail. 1,300-foot vertical drop. Two disciplines: freeride/ski extreme competition straight into a Giant Slalom race course. Non-stop. Thigh burning. Endurance, speed, fluidity, line, air and timing all-in-one mad dash down Magic’s famous Black Line to claim title to the best all-around downhill alpine athlete in the east.
Presented by Two Roads Brewery and Performance Food Group, the Master of Mountain has a $2,000 cash purse to be split among the top three finishers (both male and female categories) with other great prizes and medals for age and ski/snowboard divisions. The extreme biathlon will be a timed event from the upper “free ski” section to the lower “racing” giant slalom section. There will also be bonus points earned during the upper free ski section for line taken, style/fluidity, and any air tricks. And, as it is a non-stop run down 1,300 vertical feet of double black and single black diamond terrain, competitor endurance will be tested like no other event along with the ability to handle two disciplines of alpine competition.
Overall 1st place Master of the Mountain: $600 to the top male and female, plus prizes, and season pass to Magic for the 2018-19 season.
Overall 2nd place is $250 cash for male/female, plus prizes and a Freedom 4-Pack of Magic tickets.
Overall 3rd place is $150 cash for male/female, plus prizes and a Freedom 4-pack of Magic tickets.
Then there will be medals and other prizes for top finishers in each age category 10-14 years old, 15-29 years old, 30-49 years old, and 50+, plus one snowboard category.
Because of the extreme nature of the Master of the Mountain biathlon, this will be a one-run, mad-dash-for-glory competition. There is a 100-competitor limit to the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is available online at www.magicmtn.com/events-1/master-of-the-mountain.
Master of the Mountain is presented by Two Roads Brewery and Performance Food Group and additionally sponsored by Cornerstone Risk Management.
“This new comp is going to crown the best skiers and riders in the east,” said Geoff Hatheway, president of Magic Mountain. “This mountain has the unique terrain, the ski run and the fun atmosphere to showcase an ultimate test of Eastern skiing.”
More information on the new, still retro, Magic Mountain can be found at www.magicmtn.com or call 802-824-5645.