Add The Bomb Hole Cup, April 1 & 2 at Brighton Resort, to your list of spring stoke, pond skims, and gaper days. Boasting an unfathomable 700”+ of snowfall this season, the spring conditions at Brighton promise to be legendary.
The second annual Bomb Hole Cup is hosted by podcasting duo Chris Grenier and Ethan Stone, both of East Coast origins, relocated to Salt Lake City, UT. Grenier, a.k.a Gren-Diesel, is an X-Games Real Snow gold medalist, seasoned pro, and verifiable encyclopedia of tricks and video parts. Stone, a.k.a E-Stone, has been a man behind the lens for decades, boasting scores of magazine covers, and is also one of the founding fathers of legendary snowboard brand, Technine. The line-up promises to be a who’s who of snowboarding’s history and future.
A far cry from the spin-to-win games, this community gathering is a showcase of style. The event is a celebration of snowboarding and snowboarding culture, bringing amateurs, enthusiasts, and pros together for two days of races, rail jams, and the kind of antics one would expect from a gathering of such magnitude. According to Brighton’s Marketing Director Jared Winkler, last year’s Cup attracted “the most spectators I’ve ever seen at a Brighton event.” This year’s event features a banked slalom on the first day, and a rail jam on the second day. There are separate classes (men’s and women’s) for Groms (14 & under), Hot Shots (15-29), Prime Time (30-39), Stallions (40-49), Veterans(50+), Pros, Vintage Boards (pre-2000), Industry, and Adaptive. This year’s competition will include a Splitboard race and a special class for skiers… as long as they’re on a board.
Brighton Resort is in prime shape for hosting this annual summit. According to a recent press release, "due to a record breaking amount of snowfall, the resort plans to keep the Milly lift open through May for daily spring terrain park sessions." Dubbed the "Milly Meltdown," the majority of the mountain will close April 30th, but, starting May 5th, Bonus Days will run 9a-2p (weather permitting) on the Milly Lift for all 22/23 Brighton Season Pass holders and 22/23 Ikon Pass holders. Single day lift tickets will remain on sale through May 29th.
The only thing deeper than Brighton's snowpack is the stoke leading up to the Second Annual Bomb Hole Cup
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