Gobles, MI – This Saturday marks the Third Annual Kalamazoo Ski & Snowboard Festival, being held this year at Timber Ridge Ski Area in Gobles. This year’s Festival highlights include a Big Air exhibition, an open Rail Jam, live music, exhibitor booths, giveaways and the local premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s new ski film.
nTwins Adam and Luke Schrab will perform a new all-season variation on their famous big air jump and aerial show. Both brothers have been featured in professional ski movies, and Adam has been seen in the 2000 Winter X-Games.
The Rail jam competition for all skill levels will be held at 6 p.m., with different rails to accommodate all skill levels. Entry is only $5.00, and a prize drawing will follow the event.
Live music with food and beverage service will take place on the deck and in the Snowshoe bar. Local and regional business will team with product representatives to showcase the latest ski and snowboard gear. Prizes will be given away, and the Timber Ridge Ski Shop will offer discounts on new gear.
The local premier of Teton Gravity Research’s 2007 action sports movie, “Lost and Found” will screen at 9 p.m. Their annual ski and snowboard film is premiered to sold out audiences at over 150 locations across North America, Europe, and Japan. With global drought persisting and ski resorts closing around the world, “Lost and Found” is the story of an extraordinary season as seen through the eyes of world-class skiers and snowboarders who are forced to follow the snow, sending them deep into the uncharted north country of Alaska and Canada. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00.
The event is being held at the Timber Ridge Ski Area, approximately eight miles northwest of Kalamazoo. The ski area will also hold a Ski and Snowboard Swap that runs November 2nd through the 4th.