This season there will be a new 6 event competition series in Western Maine called the Park Shark Challenge. A creation of The Riders Club and the University of Maine at Farmington Freeski/Snowboard team, the goal of these events is to bring the local ski and snowboard communities together, and get people out to have a rad time skiing/riding with their friends. The events will be open to those of all ages and ability levels. Unlike some other competitions which require expensive membership and participation fees, the aim is have day of registration with a fee between $20-$25. Events will range from slopestyle to rail jam.

A past event from Titcomb Mountain

Press Release:


The Legendary PARK SHARK snowboard and freeski park series is back and bigger then ever. The University of Maine, Farmington and The Riders Club have come together to bring style, creativity, fun, and music to the mountains of Maine. The Park Shark is a qualifying series for the USCSA (United States Collegiate Snowboard and Ski Association.

The line up for the 2017 season will include, Lost Valley in Auburn, Black Mountain in Rumford, Titcomb Mountain in Farmington, Sugarloaf in Carrbassett Valley, and the finals held at Sunday River in Newry.

You can bet the PARK SHARK CHALLENGE will be full of progression, sick features, killer tunes, and (most importantly) tons of fun. These events are all about making snowboarding and freesking accessible to everyone while focusing on style, creativity and good ole FUN. We’ll have winners crowned in several different divisions and it’s a good way to get some exposure but rest assured these events are all about building camaraderie, riding with friends, and having a good time. We’ll be giving away the sickest prizes, playing loud music, and building the raddest stuff you’ve ever ridden. All registration will be day of event and will be open to all abilities and levels from beginner to expert. Come join the FUN!

The dates for the events are as follows:




-2/10/17 LOST VALLEY



For more information or event sponsorship inquiries, contact Barry Tripp at or 207-450-0132