Volcom’s PB & Rail Jam hits Keystone Jan. 25

Comments by Kelli Lynn Hargrove/

The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is making its way back to the slopes of Keystone Resort for season 7 on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Volcom’s event will kick off with registration at 8am, followed by the start of the jam at 10am. The contest is run in a jam format, with riders hitting Keystone’s A51 terrain park for their respective division’s 20 minute heat. Judges will award the top-spot based on the tricks the athletes pull, with the opportunity to move on to the 2014 Peanut Butter and Rail Jam Championships at Mammoth Mountain, CA Apr. 19.

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For more details on the contest, check out the press release from Keystone below:

KEYSTONE, Colo. — January 21, 2014 — Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam amateur snowboard contest returns for its seventh season Saturday, Jan. 25 at Keystone Resort giving young snowboarders from around the state the chance to become the next Rail Jam victor.

Check-in and registration will begin promptly at 8 a.m. in the River Run Gondola Plaza with the actual event taking place in the Mountain House Base Area at 10 a.m. Volcom’s Rail Jam is broken down into four divisions; 15 and up, 16 and over, girls and open (pro-am) with the contest running in a jam format allowing competitors to hit the rail set-up as many times as possible within their division’s 20 minute heat.

Fostering a positive, friendly atmosphere, Volcom offers up a fresh competition set-up consisting of three rails side-by-side that forces competitors to both ride and hike together. Keystone’s features will be set-up at the Mountain House Base Area granting easy spectator access to view the event.

Keeping the atmosphere social, free drinks, food and PB&J sandwiches will be available throughout the day, plus loads of prize giveaway as well as a free t-shirt and sticker for each participant.

The Rail Jam is not only a great way for young athletes to begin their career in the sport, but it’s also an opportunity for both Volcom and Keystone Resort to give something back to the kids. Keystone’s acclaimed A51 Terrain Park has always been a training ground for pro athletes with the park’s four jump lines and more than 100 features, but it has also been an excellent place for learning where progression is strongly emphasized allowing kids of all ages to continue improving their park skills right alongside the pros.