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 blow up, competing against rising talents on Maine’s slopes where the host, 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 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 who 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. Rumor is there won’t be an 8th annual Dumont Cup at Sunday River… bummer dude! Simon is more into photography and traveling these days than hosting his own free ski event in which he no longer skis as he pushed 30, a godfather in free ski years.
If you missed the Dumont Cup at Sunday River this weekend, here’s a video with clips of the three top finishers. You also mixed a beautiful weekend on the slopes.
Heather Burke, 2015 Copyright & Photography property of Family Ski Trips