MERCERSBURG, Pa. -Boarders will be hoping to get some serious air and major spins ? or as snowboarder Chris Danzberger puts it, "sick tricks" ? Saturday at Whitetail Resort's Rail Jam.
The rail jam is the first of the season for the ski resort north of Clear Spring, said Matt See, marketing coordinator.
Skiers and snowboarders will use a variety of rails to perform tricks such as front slides, in which the participant actually slides across the rail backward; or air-to-board slides, where a person slides up a snowy slope to a rail, jumping and landing on the rail where the participant's skis or board slide across.
Or they could try more difficult moves such as a 270-degree spin.
Participants will be scored on the best two of their three runs, Danzberger said.
How the age divisions are set will be determined once organizers know how many participants they have. If enough people register, the groupings could be for ages 12 and younger, 13 to 17, and 18 and older. There will be divisions for males and females, and for skiers and snowboarders.