Wrightwood, CA – March 22, 2000 – Spring Jam 2000, Mountain High’s annual Spring Break celebration, is set to take place March 25th through April 2nd. Filled with crazy events like Pond Skimming and the Frozen T-shirt contest, this wild week is just as much fun for spectators as it is for participants. “Spring Break is my favorite time of the year,” states J.R. Reinhardt, Mountain Operations Manager. “The sun is shining, the snow is soft and you never know what you‚ll see on the sundeck.”
All Spring Jam activities are free and open to those with a paid lift ticket. Competition begins at 11:00AM and continues throughout the day amidst a sea of Reggae music and tropical leas.
Schedule of Events:
11:00AM Water Luge
Four competitors must ski or snowboard down an ominous obstacle course filled with hay bails, race gates, snow walls and much more, all while holding a full pitcher of water. The first competitor to finish, who doesn’t exceed the low-water mark, wins the heat and heads back to the top. The Water Luge is a battle of speed and dexterity in which only the strong survive.
12:30PM Big Air Jump
Riders from all over Southern California will be on hand to compete in this traditional spring event. In Big Air competition, skiers and snowboarders are judged on their best of two jumps in which height, style and landing are the key factors. This extreme event is just as big with the spectators as it is with the competitors so get ready to go crazy at 12:30pm.
1:30PM Spam Carving Contest
Yes, you read right: Spam Carving!! In this lunch-time competition, children of all ages are challenged with creating the most creative character, setting or display out of Spam. Participants may use a number of pre-chosen condiments provided by the Spam officials to aid in their construction including olives, nuts and pretzels. Last year’s big winner created a Spam Swan but it wasn’t until the end that we learned he was a professional chef and ice carver for Marriott Hotels.
2:30PM Frozen T-Shirt Contest
In this chilling event, a group of ten competitors, both men and women, must break open their individually frozen T-shirt and put them on by any means possible. In some cases, these T-shirts are completely solid meaning the hilarious struggle to crack them can take 5, 10, 15 minutes or more with never a dull moment.
3:00PM Pond Skimming
Skiers and snowboarders must gain enough speed to skim across a 50 foot pond filled with freezing cold water. This hallmark Spring Jam event has withstood the test of time, becoming the most popular activity of the week. Competitors will try it time and time again in a single day because the shock of the water is nothing compared to thrill of reaching the other side unscathed. Over 500 spectators have been known to line the pond in a single session making the victory that much more sweet and the agony that much more severe.
4:00PM Live music on the www.spinrecords.com Stage
Up to 4 bands will perform each weekend day immediately following the Pond Skimming event.