The sun came out and the skiers went big this weekend at Sunday River’s 7th Annual Dumont Cup.
This pro-am event that began humbly in 2008 is now the greatest free skiing throw down show down in the east, arguably comparable to Aspen’s Winter X Games slopestyle since all the top free skiers show up and compete against rising talents on Maine’s slopes where Bethel-native Simon Dumont learned his tricks.
This year, back-to-back X Games Gold Medalist Bobby Brown from Colorado took first place and the cash purse of $7,500. Filling the podium’s silver and bronze spots were amateur Teal Harle from Canada and X Games Medalist from the UK James Woods. Nine pros and 74 amateur skiers competed in the two-day Dumont Cup before big crowds and their host — 10-time X Games Medalist Simon Dumont. Dumont designed the six rail, three jump course on T72 – Sunday River’s 15-acre terrain trail. The field of free skiers included Olympian Joss Christensen and Alex Schlopy – both past Dumont Cup podium winners.
If you missed the Dumont Cup at Sunday River, here’s a video with clips of the three top finishers. You also missed a beautiful weekend on the slopes.