The Amp Energy Big Air Bag is back at Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort for some high-flying, inflatable fun and Okemo's Huckfest 2013 will feature a Big Air Throwdown on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Skiers and riders launch themselves off a snowy ramp into the air, and land on a giant inflated pillow - the Amp Energy Big Air Bag - which is made of sturdy PVC and is 30 feet wide and 50 feet long.
On Feb. 16, cash and prizes will be awarded for the best tricks and biggest air with the competition open to the public. The entry fee is $20 and registration is scheduled from 8-10 p.m. in Okemo's Clock Tower Base Lodge. The competition begins at 11 a.m. on Lower Chief.
You don't have to compete to enjoy the thrill of jumping into the Amp Energy Big Air Bag as tickets are sold individually for $5 a jump or three for $12, and are available for purchase at the Clock Tower Resort Services Desk and at the on-mountain ticket booth located near the base of Okemo's Northstar Express Quad Lift. Website visitors can watch live-action leaping online at Okemo.
Helmets are required to use the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, and a release of liability must be signed by the user or a parent/guardian before use. A valid Park Safety Pass will satisfy this requirement when the Amp Energy Big Air Bag is open to the public. An event waiver is required for Huckfest 2013 participants for more information visit Okemo.
Amp Energy Big Air Bag Courtesy Okemo Mountain Resort