Holiday Valley, NY – March 11, 2010 – Finishing on what proved to be a competitive region, the Red Bull Butter Cup series made it’s last East Coast stop this weekend. Holiday Valley Ski Resort hosted the series and its custom-made butter pads on a beautiful 40-degree bluebird day. The rider roster was nearly maxed out at 96 athletes and more than 1,000 spectators came out to catch a glimpse of the action.
As the last series stop in the East, riders had plenty to prove. The AM division’s Nicholas Palombi came in 1st place with Austin Solo and Tim Smith following up as 2nd and 3rd place finishers, respectively. Laura Daniels also won the Women’s MVP honors for the day. The Pro class was highly competitive with Jordan Soohy and Ricky Beuler battling back and forth. Ultimately, it was Soohy who came in 2nd place above Beuler who got 3rd place props. The top pro rider was a easily distinguished as Frank Knab who road very technical combos consistently all day. Linking together back 3 on, tail press, to back 3 out and also back one, switch tail press, switch up to regular tail press to back one out landed Knab with 1st place honors.
Overall, the riders were stoked on the day. Competitor Steve Pelc from Buffalo, NY said, “The contest was perfect from the weather to the tunes, bringing out the talented riders from all over makes it one of my favorite contests to ride in by a long shot!” Event Judge Chris Perks was impressed with the level of riding saying, “It was a solid turnout of talent that pushed all athletes to be creative and focus on style rather then hucking!”
Thanks to Holiday Valley Ski Resort, Forum, Oakley, Foursquare, Nike 6.0 and Special Blend for another great event. The next Red Bull Butter Cup stop takes place March 13th at Devils Head, WI followed by a series of West Coast stops 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!