the 7th annual dumont cup · march 27-28, 2015
What inspired Simon to create The Dumont Cup?
In 2009, Simon Dumont wanted to create an opportunity for young and rising East Coast skiers to gain exposure and sought none other than his home mountain, Sunday River in Newry, Maine. Five Dumont Cups later, the success stories of amateur skiers like Nick Geopper and Gus Kenworthy winning the Dumont Cup and stepping into the pro scene not only satisfied Simon’s vision, but it grew into the largest Pro-Am competition in the East. This year, Sunday River is introducing a new home for The Dumont Cup in T72, a recently added 15-acre terrain park.
Meet the past winners of The Dumont Cup.
Winner of The Dumont Cup in 2011 at age 17, Nick Goepper is no stranger to success. He’s been on The Dumont Cup podium four times with another win in 2013. An X Games gold medalist as well as a Dew Tour Champion, the Indiana native claimed the Olympic slopestyle bronze medal in 2014.
Two-time Dumont Cup winner Gus Kenworthy earned the silver medal at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He has taken the title as AFP's Overall World Champion three years straight with two New Zealand Winter Games gold medals under his belt as well. Raised skiing the backcountry in Telluride, CO, Kenworthy dominates three disciplines: slopestyle, superpipe, and big air.
Fresh off his Dumont Cup win in 2010, Alex Schlopy claimed the gold for big air in his debut at the Winter X Games in 2011. He also grabbed the slopestyle gold at both the FIS Championships and on the Dew Tour that same year. The offspring of two professional athletes (Holly Flanders and Todd Schlopy) and raised in Park City, UT, Schlopy has been on skis since he was 2.
Tom Wallisch was the first-ever winner of The Dumont Cup in 2009. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Wallisch won the 2013 FIS World Championships (SS) in Voss, Norway; the 2012 Winter X Games slopestyle event in Aspen, CO; and the 2012 Winter Dew Tour slopestyle competition in Killington, VT. Wallisch was voted Freeskier magazine’s Skier of the Year in both 2010 and 2012.
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the godfather of freeskiing
Dew Tour, X Games medalist, and World Record holder—Simon Dumont is without doubt one of the best skiers on the planet. Born in Bethel, Maine, Simon has proven his talent year after year, starting with his first X Games appearance at the age of 14. By 17, he was dominating the pro-circuit and in 2008 he set the new world record for height on a quarter-pipe at his hometown resort, Sunday River. In 2009, Simon introduced The Dumont Cup to the events calendar and it is now the largest Pro-Am competition in the East.
This year, the 7th Annual Dumont Cup promises to be the biggest and best ever. The event has a new home in Sunday River's latest expansion: T72, a 15-acre dedicated park trail, which Simon himself helped design.
Sunday River's new 15-acre terrain park
In collaboration with Simon and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), Sunday River spent several months dreaming, drawing, clearing, blasting, and sculpting 15 acres of North Peak into what became the playground for the future of this sport. Inspired by Simon's initial vision for The Dumont Cup, the 18’ Superpipe, jib park, all-natural tree lines, and progression jump line provides the bigger ups and longer lines necessary for the up-and-coming athletes on the East Coast. Simon Dumont, like in years' past, helped design the course for The 7th Annual Dumont Cup.
Registration for The Dumont Cup is open through AFP.
Fri, March 27 - Qualifiers
Sat, March 28 - Finals
2015 results will be posted here after the event.
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