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Las Vegas Set to Host Monster Triple Air Contest this Weekend

Darkside_ParkSun and snow collide this weekend as Monster Energy, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort presents the $3,500 Triple Air Contest at Darkside Park in Las Vegas.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, is also presented by Powder and Sun – a snowboard and skate shop. Entrants of all ages and both genders will compete in the competition; the only barrier of entry includes a $50 fee and the cost of lift ticket.

A total purse of $3,500 will be doled in this best trick competition, as riders will throw their best maneuvers from a series of three jumps that range from 45 to 65 feet in height.

“With a $3,500 cash purse on the line, we’re expecting to see some heavy competition from local athletes as well as skiers and snowboarders traveling in from all over the Southwest,” said Keith Pfhaler, LVSSR’s special events coordinator.

Contestants are judged on magnitude, style, difficulty and landing over three runs. There is a male and female event in both freestyle skiing and snowboarding and all riders will be given a one-hour practice session before the event commences.

“We’ve been very impressed with the level of talent we’ve seen from local skiers and snowboarders at past events this season and we expect the Monster Triple Air to be no different,” Pfhaler added.

Not only will contestants receive a portion of the overall purse, but they are also eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes from event present Powder and Sun – a prominent local snowboard and skate shop located within the city of Las Vegas.

DJ Ponyboy and DJ El Boogie will provide entertainment throughout the competition, while Dirty D will serve as host and emcee.

Darkside Terrain Park is part of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort located roughly 45 minutes from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Though Las Vegas is typically noted for its high temperatures and extreme sun, the mercury at the resort should be in the 30s for Sunday – offering ripe conditions for the event.

The LVSSR has been in operation for almost 50 years, offering skiers and snowboarders 11 trails, three chair lifts and one surface lift along with the Darkside Terrain Park and a freestyle terrain park. Additional ski schools and entertainment options are also present at the resort.

To sweeten for riders and spectators, organizers are offering steeply discounted room rates, from $39 - $59, at the Sante Fe Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Ryan O'Leary

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