OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – Mammoth Mountain, CA – Chaz Guldemond continued his winning streak by taking first place and $10,000 in the rider-judged West Coast Invitational (WCI) Rail Jam at the Village at Mammoth Mountain on May 3, 2008. Guldemond performed a variety of tricks on his way to defeating a field of 18 of the world's best jibbers that included Lucas Magoon, Scotty Vine, Cameron Pierce, Darrell Mathes and others. This win followed his rider-awarded $5,000 first place win at the Vans Fiesta de la Pipa on May 2, 2008.
Check out a full photo gallery of the event at the official Transworld SNOW Web site.
The rail jam took place on a custom built three-and-a-half story tall custom jib setup lined with a down rail, a kinked rail and a ledge for sliding. WCI competitor and Mammoth Unbound Team Rider Greg Bretz said, "I love being here in Mammoth for WCI every year. It's great to just hang out with all the other riders, have fun and ride the sick set-ups that Unbound builds for us."
As soon as Guldemond secured the win, spectators took Mammoth's Village Gondola to Canyon Lodge for a special concert featuring My-G and Talib Kweli.
Vans Fiesta de la Pipa
First Place: Chaz Guldemond $5,000
Second Place: Mason Aguirre $1,000
Best Female: Jamie Anderson $2,000
Best Trick: Luke Matrani $1,500
Piñata Slayer: Luke Wynen $500
WCI Rail Jam at The Village at Mammoth
First Place: Chaz Guldemond $10,000
Mammoth Mountain currently has a four to six foot base of spring snow and will remain open at least until Memorial Day, May 26, 2008.
The Mammoth Mountain Unbound Terrain Parks lead the industry in innovation and quality with three parks, three pipes, 64 jibs and 50 jumps on 90 acres of California's favorite mountain resort. Using state-of-the-art equipment to provide a progressive environment for all levels, from beginners to a team of 15 professional athletes, the Unbound earns consistent ratings among the top parks of the world. For more information on the Unbound and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, visit Unbound.MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.6 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village at Mammoth and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.