The Smith Optics Grudge Match is a snowboard only rail jam event that will take place Apr. 15 at Snowmass Mountain from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. above the Spider Sabich picnic area.
The qualifying round will consist of judges spinning a ‘trick wheel’ to determine the trick for each round. Competitors will then be given two opportunities to land the designated trick. If the trick is not landed, then the athlete is eliminated. The qualifying heats will consist of four rounds until eight competitors are left to move on to the finals.
The finals will consist of five attempts to land competitors trick-of-choice, with judges scoring on overall impression, difficulty of trick, feature selection and quality of execution. The winner will take home $1,000 in cash and a pair of Smith I/O goggles.
The event will include food and drinks specials as well as a DJ playing at the Spider Sabich picnic arena. Registration for the rail jam is free. The competition is open to the first 30 competitors to register by Apr. 15. Registration will open Apr. 1 at Radio Boardshop, downtown Aspen.