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Killington's annual Rails to Riches blends snow and money

With $25,000 of purse money up for grabs, Killington's "Rails to Riches" competition is the marquee ski and snowboard event that kicks off the competition season in the east every year.

This is an event that mixes top North American pros against regional amateurs looking to make their mark.

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This year the crowd packed the K1 base area under the lights for the final rounds as the skiers and riders aired, flipped and twisted onto and off of the rail park. It was an extremely competitive field with more than 100 competitors traveling from all of the top resorts in North America.

The winners took home "cold hard cash" and the spectators witnessed one of the premier competitions in North America.

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Winning the women's snowboard division was Waterville Valley's Nora Healey, a 15-year-old high school student who is making her mark and launching onto the Rev Tour this winter.

Dan Egan caught up with Nora on Edging the Xtreme on Radio BDC ...

2013 RESULTS
SKIER MEN

1. Khai Krepela; Kingston, MA - $5,000
2. Dominic Laporte; Saint-Sauveur, QC - $2,250
3. LJ Strenio; Park City, UT - $1,000

SNOWBOARD MEN
1. Riley Nickerson; Kings Beach, CA - $5,000
2. Jeremy Cloutier; Blainville, QC - $2,250
3. Tim Major; Pittsfield, VT - $1,000

SKIER WOMEN
1. Jackie Kling; Lake Harmony, PA - $1,500
2. Marie Donaldson; Verdun, QC - $1,000
3. Miranda Holson; Woodstock, VT - $500

SNOWBOARD WOMEN
1. Nora Healey; Holderness, NH - $1,500
2. Lily Calabrese; Proctorsville, VT - $1,000
3. Bekah Ashley; Wilmington, NY - $500

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