OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – It is one of the longest running, independently produced freestyle competitions in the northwest. Mt. Hood Meadows will present Vegetate '08 – a celebration of freestyle snowboarding and skiing – April 5-6, 2008. The event features a SuperPipe Competition on Saturday in the resort's Olympic-sized in-ground SuperPipe; and a Sunday RailJam Competition, staged right in the base area of the resort. A cash prize purse of nearly $14,000 plus merchandise makes Vegetate '08 one of the richest freestyle events in the northwest.
Vegetate was initially presented as a way to raise money for and draw attention to the native wildflower revegetation program, pioneered at Mt. Hood Meadows. The practice collects and cultivates native grasses and wildflowers for planting in areas where soil is disturbed as a way to maintain a healthier ecosystem. The program was honored with a Silver Eagle environmental award. The event continues as a way to create awareness about the resort's sustainable business practices.
The Vegetate Village will feature a Salomon snowboard demo with samplings from other sponsors. The Full Sail Deck Scene will be grooving to the pulse of DJs from Spun Academy and other talent.
Vegetate '08 is sponsored by Salomon, Full Sail Brewing, Monster Energy Drink, Bonfire, Tim's Cascade Chips, Clif Bar and Spun Academy. Competitor registration and complete event information can be found at www.skihood.com.