With a combined time of 53.91, Mark Stirewalt of Waterbury Center took gold for the second year in a row. Craig Bunten of Charlotte was a hair’s breadth behind him with a combined time of 53.95. Ethan Bond-Watts, who had previously won the competition three time in 2010, 2012 and 2013, came in fourth with a time of 56:21.
Once a year, “woodchucks” from around the state, and even from New Hampshire, descend on Mount Snow to test their home-made jackjumpers on a tight dual slalom course set on Charlie’s Chase.
Tight turns, roostertail stops, hair-raising speeds, dramatic spills—like learning to ride a bike, the skill of jackjumping comes quickly and easily.