The Killarney in downtown Ludlow recently sponsored and presented the "What I Learned This Summer Rail Jam," showcaseing the tricks and styles learned this past summer on a brand new rail. The course setup was a jump box to a flat down box into a kink rail or butter box. In addition to a $200 cash prize for the best trick, top competitors also took home new skis, snowboards, gear bags and gift certificates to The Killarney, Okemo Valley's Irish Pub.
Okemo's "What I Learned This Summer Rail Jam" was this winter's first competition and took place on Bull Run, where a crowd of spectators gathered to watch the snowsliding antics of two dozen young athletes. With 74 of 119 trails open, and 14 lifts running, there was plenty of terrain for skiers and riders of all abilities.