Champlain’s Ski & Ride Club hosted the 2019 Rail Jam on campus the night of Nov. 14. About 20 skiers and 20 snowboarders took to the ramp and rails to show off their skills in Finney Quad in front of nearly 100 spectators.
The Ski & Ride Club is sponsored by local mountains, as well as snowboarding & skiing companies. Champlain’s Student Government Association also helps finance Rail Jam. These sponsorships make it possible for riders to receive prizes, such as riding gear and swag.
Broadcast Media Production Professor Keith Oppenheim said these were the best snow conditions he’s seen for Rail Jam. He recruited 20-something of his broadcast media students to cover the event. In addition to operating cameras and handling audio and graphics, Oppenheim’s students interviewed Rail Jam organizers and participants. The livestream of the event can be found here.
Erika Skorstad ’21—Contributor