Our company, www.MogulSnowboarding.com, would like to have a mogul event at a ski resort. We plan on 50 people or fewer to enter this event. We would charge $20.00 over the amount of a one-day lift ticket. All of the proceeds would go directly to the ski resort.

The night before the race the Ski Patrol would need to rope off one run .

We would ask for two Ski Patrol members to watch the event in case of emergencies. One Ski Patrol would be a quarter of the way down the run with a sled. The other Ski Patrol would be three-quarters of the way down the hill with a snowmobile for quick access to the base.

We would need to set up a booth around the base area for the beginning of the day. At 7:30 A.M. we would start handing out waiver forms saying we are not liable for any injury that may occur during this event. At 8:45 A.M. we would need a place for all the competitors to meet, such as up the stairs by the Lost and Found building. We would go over the rules. Collect waiver forms and hand out numbered jerseys. Unfortunately we will not allow anyone under the age of 18 to compete in this event.

The Rules and Point System
Riders will only be able to make 3 runs, so they must make them count. For every edge change, the rider will receive one point. For example, if a rider goes from the toe side to the hill side and then back to the toe side that rider would be awarded 3 points. Each trick a rider makes can be worth a maximum of 5 points. For example, a simple grab would receive 3 points; for a 360 or more in the moguls riders would receive the 5-point maximum. If a rider pulls a 360, lands, and then jumps again pulling another 360 that would be two tricks, and the rider would receive 10 points . Riders would be penalized for points if they stop for any reason during the run, and they would immediately lose 5 points. If riders wreck they loose 5 points. An exception to this is if they avoid a possible wreck by doing a barrel roll, and they move in a continuous motion without stopping. That would count as a trick and they would receive 5 points. Speed also is an important factor. The fastest run for each round will receive 5 points, second fastest will receive 3 points, and third fastest will receive 1 point. The five top point earners will go to the final round. The final two runs of these five riders will determine the winner.

At 10:00 A.M. the race will begin. We ask to use the Ski School entrance for anyone with a numbered jersey so the race goes as quickly as possible. There will be two people at the starting gate checking the rider in so no one makes more than three runs. The other official will radio down to the three persons down hill telling them which number of rider is up. That person will also have a time clock so when the person at the bottom radios back time that person will write down the time. Two people will be in the middle of the run off to the side of the course. One will judge the tricks and stops, while the other will count edge changes.

At 10:00 A.M. the race will begin. We ask to use the Ski School entrance for anyone with a numbered jersey so the race goes as quickly as possible. There will be two people at the starting gate checking the rider in so no one makes more than three runs. The other official will radio down to the three persons down hill telling them which number of rider is up. That person will also have a time clock so when the person at the bottom radios back time that person will write down the time. Two people will be in the middle of the run off to the side of the course. One will judge the tricks and stops, while the other will count edge changes.

At 3:30 P.M. the band Peace and Quiet will start playing down in the circle at base lodge. At 4:00 P.M. we will announce the winners of the events. Hand out the winnings and the trophies take pictures celebrate until 5:00 P.M. when the band will finish playing.

Marketing of the Event
We will contact all of the news channels telling them about our event. For the first time open to the public only at the Ski Resort. If cost permits we will put a 30 second commercial on PCTV so that all of the locals will hear about our event. We will also contact the Park Record giving details about the event a week before the event. After the event we will talk to magazines letting them know that the future of snowboarding is here. Write up articles and do interview using the name of Snowbird.

I have worked on Safety Patrol for 2006-2007. My main concern is that no one is hurt. Your rsort will be the first to offer the world this unique event.