JHMR to bring back legendary Powder 8 Competition

(Teton Village, Wyo.) - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) just announced that they will bring back the historic Grand National Powder 8 Competition for the special 50th Anniversary winter season. This event, which was nationally recognized from 1975 until 2001, involves teams of two skiers in the backcountry judged on three categories: - Synchronized skiing, two skiers ski in synch to form the figure of linked 8's (not opposite synchronized) - Dynamic Skiing, both skiers use a blend of three ski performances (edging, twisting, bending) to maximize control, speed, shape, and synchronicity. - Roundness, symmetry, line of descent is a combination of three components --Roundness = round shaped turns; Symmetry = turns from one side to the other are the same (left turns are the same as right turns); Line of Descent = path of linked 8's should be straight down, not necessarily following the fall line. [image: Inline image 1] *The historic Powder 8 Competition was hosted from 1975 until 2001. Photo credit JHMR circa 1990’s / Pitchengine Communities* The event will be held on the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl on February 6 as part of the Grand Reunion Weekend. There will be a local qualifier competition on Saturday, January 16 planned to run on the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl. Registration for the local qualifier is open until 12 p.m. noon, Friday, January 8, and at the time up to 22 teams of two people will be drawn at random from the pool of applications. This year the invitational team contest will host approximately 22 teams invited from a variety of western resorts, with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes for the top three finishing teams. Five judges will be ranking teams based on historical requirements, including style, symmetry and synchronization. To sign up and for more details visit *Feature Photo: h/t @grshook on Instagram / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news