For our second annual Bourbon & Bacon Bash, we are changing up last year’s hot event to a slopestyle throwdown. The Sizzler is open to all skiers and snowboarders who want to go all out for the sake of bacon and giveaways. This is a judged event and top finishers will walk away with some great prizes like Plath’s Meats bacon, BOYNE gift cards, and SWAG. The Sizzler will be a fast moving competition with music, an announcer, and various divisions based on the number of entrants. Each rider will get two runs and the opportunity for bonus points by hitting “The Sizzler” bacon feature located at the base of the Lower Heather Terrain Park.
Spectators are welcome so come on out! Join us to watch from the base and enjoy a mouthwatering pig roast and a bar. We will have music, a bonfire, and visits from Huey The Highlands Pup to make for a fun – and sizzling – afternoon on the slopes.
Schedule of Events: Saturday, January 16
Event Registration: Pre-registration online is currently closed. Please register from 1-2:30pm the day of the event at the bottom of MacGully Terrain Park
Participation Fee: $20 | $10 with PEEPS Pass (collected on site)
Open Practice: 1-2:30pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
Rider’s meeting: 2:45pm at the bottom of Lower Heather Terrain Park
Pig Roast and Bar: 2pm
Slopestyle Competition: 3pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
Awards: 5pm (estimated) on hill at bottom of the terrain park, immediately following event
Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, participants under 18 must have a a parent/guardian present at on site registration to sign the waiver
1st Place: 5 pounds of pepper bacon & 5 pounds of cajun bacon, provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
2nd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
3rd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
This event will pit racers against one another, in a spectacular double elimination style tournament, based on the racers’ age, gender, and discipline.
Each race heat has four racers on the course at the same time, firing out of their allocated gates when the starting gun bangs – and battling it out on a course that includes banked turns, jumps and other obstacles. Race against your friends and see who the real king of the mountain is. The first one across the finish line wins! The event is open to skiers and snowboarders, and everyone must have a valid lift ticket or pass, helmet, and signed release form.
Race: Sunday, January 17 at 3pm | Nastar
On Site Registration: There will be registration day of, at Skier Services until 2pm. Questions, please call 231.526.3026.
Crystal Mountain will host the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships on February 29 – March 1, 2020. The winners will be awarded prize money for the first time in NASTAR regional championships history!
The two-day event will see the fastest racers in each age, gender and ability group from Saturday’s qualifying races advance to the Race of Champions on Sunday. This dual head-to-head handicapped race will be a single-elimination event with the final four racers in the men’s and women’s races splitting a share of the $5,000* cash purse. Afterwards, the ever poplular Friends and Family Team Race will take place. The Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Regional Championships are open to all recreational racers and no qualification is required.
*Prize money is dependent on number of entries. Must have over 130 entries for the full prize purse.
Event includes celebrity pacesetter, Andrew Weibrecht, live music, parties and fun racing! Discounted lodging and lift tickets are available to NASTAR participants and guests.
Cost: $125 per racer (includes all weekend events)
Registration:Opens December 1, 2019 (limited to 500 participants).
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