Devil’s Head, WI – March 17, 2010 – Devil’s Head Resort finished their last open day of the season in a big way this past weekend. The Red Bull Butter Cup series, in its second to last Midwest stop, brought a shining centerpiece for Picnic in the Park, an annual snowboard festival at the resort. The warm weather and party atmosphere at the base of the Avalanche lodge, together with the technical riding showcase that went down on the custom-made butter pads, brought out more than 500 spectators to peep the action.
As the series starts to wind down in the Midwest, riders had plenty to prove with pro rider Joe Sexton judging the finals, as it would take perfect runs to impress. In the finals, TJ Homan was competitive with a one footer 180 tail whip, however, Alex Zipper put on a showcase for consistency, nailing an insane number of butters without one fall which ultimately landed him in 2nd place above Homan’s 3rd place finish. When it came time to choose a winner, there was no question who it would be. Rider Mikey Stilling linked together a flip transfer, back three on rodeo out to easily put him on top of the podium with a 1st place finish.
The day was a very competitive one between all the riders. Rider Jackson Grabel from Rockridge, IL said, “This is a strong group of riders, but my boy and I came in from Illinois last night and are ready to go!” However it was pretty much a solid opinion from all riders, saying, “These features are sick, can you leave them here?”
Thanks to Holiday Valley Ski Resort, Forum, Oakley, Foursquare, Nike 6.0 and Special Blend for another great event. Next up, a series of West Coast stops take place at Boreal Resort, CA on March 19th and Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA on March 26th. To look for an upcoming stop near you, go to www.redbullbuttercup.com
The Red Bull Butter Cup contest series started on the East Coast but has now expanded throughout the U.S. in only its second year. Red Bull Butter Cup is all about how much style snowboarders can spread onto the custom-made features also known as "butter pads." Riders jib, bonk, tap and slide across the pads, making sure to lay it on thick with a lot of smooth buttering. Regional athletes battle it out in jam format sessions, carving and spreading the snow like butter for cash and prizes. Overall style and creativity will help the cream rise to the top, so be ready to spread it on in this purely pasteurized competition!