The Denial Cup

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The Denial Cup

Postby Old School » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:23 am

In a season to remember Powder Corp (The recent owner of Killington resort) elected to discontinue the annual Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge. In spite of that, a motivated group of skiers took it upon themselves to have an event. It was a real grassroots effort. Organizers approached ski shops and restaurants for donations and the event was well attended. The night before 55-65 of the competitors and friends met at one of the local restaurants "Sushi Yoshi" which donated free sushi to the enthusiastic crowd. Pairings for the Saturday event were held and plenty of laughs were had by all.
The day of the event competors gathered in the Killington base lodge and rules were discussed. The temps that morning were hovering around freezing. Things were pretty firm as the group took to the hill. On a day that most skiers would have stayed in, this group of 60 or so skiers skied in two great lines on the lower Superstar trail and at about 1:40 the unofficial event commenced. There were 55 men and 14 women competing. There was a three judge panel headed up by Jim Theodore (former US World Cup Mogul coach). The winner in the mens catagory was Robert(Bobby)Zeola who was training with the Canadian freestyle team earlier this season and Catherine Toupence a two time winner of the BMMC. The top 4 competitors were awarded prizes and the two winners were each given a new pair of skis. Competitors were each given free tickets to the Snoop Dog Concert. Later that evening a large group attended a party at event organizer Frank Marinella's home. In attendance was former world cup and olympic competitor Evan Dybvig. With the outpouring of support it appears this should be an ongoing event for some time......
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Re: The Denial Cup

Postby B-Stead » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:28 pm

Sounds fantastic. What a great group.
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Re: The Denial Cup

Postby KarenB » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:23 pm

I got to do the BMMC about 25 years ago--lots of fun to do duals! I hope it continues and kudos to Jim and and Evan for coming out!
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