Loveland Ski Areas twice-annual amateur slopestyle skiing and snowboarding competition is a celebration of that most ridiculous staple of new-school spring ski fashion: the extra tall T-shirt.
Last year we only ordered large and extra-large shirts, but even the littlest kids wanted the XLs, says Loveland spokesman John Sellers. I mean, were talking about T-shirts that are already extra-tall to begin with, but they just couldnt get them big enough.
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So Sellers made sure to order this years Tall Tees and Tacos contest swag in even larger sizes. The shirts are part of the $20 registration fee, which also includes free lunch from Wahoos Fish Tacos and a chance at $10,000 in prizes, with free skis, snowboards, jackets, helmets, goggles and other gear on the line. Stop by the Rathskeller at the base lodge starting at 8 a.m. today to get on the list: The contest is limited to eighty competitors, and youll want to get there early to get the most stupidly tall T-shirts available. (If you miss out, youll get another chance on April 23.) Its always a good time, says Sellers. Its a really casual but competitive event that brings out a lot of the younger kids to come rip it up with the older guys.
For more information, go to www.skiloveland.com/themountain/terrainpark/vertalert.aspx.
Sat., March 26; Sat., April 23, 2011