Thursday, February 17, 2005
Peta Greenleaf thinks Howelsen Hill will surprise people.
"I'm surprised," he said. "I go over there and have a blast every time."
The Click, the local snowboard and skateboard shop where Greenleaf works, is putting on a snowboard contest at 10 a.m. Sunday on Howelsen Hill.
The event is designed to feature slopestyle competitions, organizer Josh Kaufman said, but a big air or best trick competition could follow if time allows.
The men will be competing for cash prizes, but Sunday's event is open to all ages -- male and female -- and skiers.
"Back when I lived in Steamboat, (The Click) would do three local competitions a year and do a bunch of skatepark competitions."
Kaufman since has moved to Park City, Utah, to work at The Click store there, but he plans to return for this weekend's competition.
Ideally, competitors will take three runs through the slopestyle course, which includes multiple rails and jumps
The lowest score will be dropped. If there are too many competitors, the riders or skiers may do only two runs.
Howelsen Hill is in downtown Steamboat Springs, and the terrain park is built on the far right side above the softball diamonds. The cost is $20 per entry, and anyone younger than 18 will need a parent's signature to compete. Helmets are required.
Race day registration is available at 9 a.m. Sunday at Howelsen Hill. Otherwise, interested riders and skiers can register at The Click, 1809 Central Park Drive next to Blockbuster Video.
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