January 13 and 14 - The best thing to ever happen is coming to Echo.These two days are going to be the biggest gathering of NS members ever attempted. If you haven't already dialed in your travel plans, get on it and get yourself there. There's no room for petty excuses like "I live on the East" because thats why airplanes were invented. There's two big parts of what is going down on the two menacing days of this Echo mountain extravaganza: Day 1 will mark the "Colorado Conquest" in which hungry NSers will be able to battle each other on the slopestyle course for one of three spots in the US Open on the following weekend. Since registration set records and filled up within 15 minutes of opening, those of you who didn't get a spot this is your last chance to get yourself in! For those of you who aren't competing, just come along and egg on your fellow newschoolers and enjoy a day of riding at Echo. Afterwards we're going to have a pizza party at Beau Jo's and settle down for a good nights rest at the Quality Suites (anyone 21+ I'm sure we find some trouble). Day 2 will be a hostile takeover of Echo mountain, in which I am going to take out $1,000 of NS' money in $20 bills,(yes it will be USD) bust out the megaphone and give it out for whatever reason I so feel. Only catch is you're going to have to come up and introduce yourself to let me know you're one of our faithful NS members! We'll basically just jam out together at the hill and toss some money around for dope tricks and shit that makes me laugh. We did this last year at Val St-Come and it was a blast! The day ended with a crowd judged big air with $100 on the line. But remember, you've got to come say hi and grab some NS stickers from me in order to be eligible!Now what can you do to be a part of it? Well there's a few options. If you regularly ride Echo, just show up! If you want to compete there will be on-site registration, and if you're just an onlooker then come and hang out! However if you're an out-of-towner, need lift tickets, need a place to crash or just want to hang out at the hotel and get it going with other NS people, there's some options!Colorado Conquest 2 day packagePrice includes weekend lift tickets for Saturday and Sunday (1/13 and 1/14) plus free entry in to the competition on Sunday ($10 value) and a Saturday night pizza party at Beau Jo's. This price only available until 1/11 and only online!http://echomtnpark.com/echocart/products.php?cat=5This is going to be an unbelievable time... so no matter what your excuse is I don't want to hear it! You need to get off your lazy ass and get yourself out to Echo! I mean how could you pass up an opportunity to qualify for the open, meet all your online friends and win crisp $20 bills? See you there!Colorado Conquest 2 days plus 2 nights accommodationPrice includes weekend lift tickets for Saturday and Sunday (1/13 and 1/14), Friday and Saturday nights stay at the Quality Suites in Evergreen (2 person max per room) plus free entry in to the competition on Sunday ($10 value) and a Saturday night pizza party at Beau Jo's. This price only available until 1/9 and only online!Simply steal your mom's credit card, and head over to the Echo Mountain store at the following link! Alright, well maybe make sure you ask your parents first... they might get mad at us.
UVMFST's Triple Crown Rail jam is back for the 16/17 season, new and improved. Titled, "Design and Ride," competitors and members of the ski community can create and submit their own design for the rail jam course, with the winning design being built and featured in the jam.