2022 Winterfest Rail Jam: “The Largest Off-Mountain Terrain Park” in North America

The fairground expects 65 snow dump trucks to be delivered ahead of the event

Rail Jam ‘Desert Storm’ Pump Render (Courtesy of Lay It Out Events)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest released the designs for this year’s record Brewing 10 barrels “Desert Storm” Rail Jam, which is set to become the “largest off-mountain terrain park ever built in North America” ​​and begins later this month in Redmond.

According to announcementTo accommodate the scope of the project, event officials estimate that it will take 17 days and approximately 65 Hoodoo Ski Resort snow dump trucks to construct the terrain park.

“We’ve never seen anything created on flat terrain that comes close to the range of this year’s terrain park,” said Rail Jam builder Pete Alport. “Most skiers and snowboarders will never have experienced this level of intensity in an off-mountain terrain park before. You are going to see some wild action.

The park will accommodate three towers, ranging in height from 18 to 20 feet high. Event officials say the added height will give participants optimal momentum when tackling the new rails, ollie bar or pump track.

Rail Jam ‘Desert Storm’ Render From Launch Platform (Courtesy of Lay It Out Events)

As part of Oregon WinterFest, the Rail Jam will be open February 18-20 at the Deschutes County Expo Center.

Due to the extreme structure of the park, all interested participants will need to register in line and display their skill level with a video and resume submission, in order to enter the series of competitions held throughout the weekend. A $20 entry fee is required.

According to a Lay it Out Events Release, the top performing runners will receive cash prizes. The winner will receive a $500 prize for first place, second place will receive a $250 reward, and $100 will go to third place.

“The terrain park is just one of the great offerings that make Oregon WinterFest the most spectacular winter celebration in the Pacific Northwest,” the statement read. “Other highlights include iconic musical acts Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and quiet riot on the main stage inside the Deschutes Expo Center arena, and regional, roots and bluegrass favorites such as black strap Bluegrass on the outdoor Sparks Stages.

In addition to live music, the festival will also feature the Winter Wizard mascot, as well as ice sculptures and fire pits.

This year’s WinterFest will also include the lonza Science Festival organized by OMSIthe Fine Arts and Crafts Pavilion and the Wonderland Marketplace, which will host more than 100 arts and food vendors.

Tickets are available in line.

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