The 6th annual Dumont Cup took place at Sunday River March
27-29 under beautiful sunny skies, this time with returning Olympic medalists. The Dumont Cup has proven
itself by predicting Olympians, with skiers like Nick Goepper, Gus Kenworthy
and Joss Christensen having been on the podium at Sunday River before and
after Sochi. These skiers
are friends of Simon Dumont, dubbed the Godfather of free skiing. They roll deep, they’ve got swagger and they
are buddies with the host and kingpin -
our boy from
Bethel, Simon Dumont.
The winner of the 6th annual Dumont Cup was Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, with US Olympic bronze team member Nick Goepper finishing second, and Bobby Brown taking third. Olympic Gold medalist Joss Christensen finished 13, surprising after winning so convincingly at Sochi. Just goes to show anything goes at Simon Dumont's big free ski event.
The Dumont Cup is the coolest pro am event in the East that attracts the biggest stars in slopestyle, now one of the best freeskiing events in the country! This is your chance to see the hottest names in free skiing (up close and in person) before and after they hit it big, this year after the Sochi Winter Olympics. Simon Dumont did not compete at Aspen's XGames or Sochi's Olympics (even though he petitioned the IOC to include ski slope style and halfpipe for this first ever Winter Games) due to an injured ACL, he is however the host of his signature Red Bull event- Dumont Cup.
New for this 2014 Dumont Cup, the free ski event was held on Simon Dumont's newly designed terrain park trail T72 at Sunday River - which is located between Dreammaker and 3d on North Peak. T72's 15 acres was laid out by the X Game winner Dumont featuring a jump line, 500-foot superpipe, and rails.
Also this year, a Woodward Mini Camp for young skiers and snowboarders was held at Sunday River the weekend prior to Dumont Cup, March 22-23, with Simon as host.
the 5th Annual Dumont Cup
held at Sunday River on March 29-30, 2013 featured bright blue sky and sunshine,
and a slope style course on
Rocking Chair Park with monstrous 75' jumps that towered above
the Barker quad lift towers, plus shooter rails, stairs and cannons. The
winner was Nick Goepper from Indiana - taking $12,000 cash at the Red
Bull Signature Ski Event. His switch dub insanity was huge. Gus Kenworthy took 2nd, and Joss
Christensen took 3rd in front of a field of sun worshipping skiers and fans.
Ironically, this is the same roster of winners
from the previous Cup, with Gus and Nick trading up
the top spot, Goepper won the 3rd Dumont Cup!
The 4th Annual Dumont Cup was held March 23-24, 2012 at Sunday River. The winner in 2012 was Gus Kenworthy, with Nick Goepper taking 2nd - defending his 2011 title, and 3rd place went to Joss Christensen. Simon Dumont was not able to ski in his 4th Annual Cup, Dumont tore his ACL during practice at the Euro X Games in Tignes in early March, then flew to Vail and underwent surgery at the Steadman Clinic, so he hosted his event from the podium, sporting crutches instead of ski poles, so no big tricks like he had done for his inaugural three Dumont Cups.
Simon Dumont started skiing at Sunday River when he was three, like many Maine kids. But Simon went on to hit it big, winning Gold at The Winter X-Games, spots in feature ski films, and a Guinness World Record for launching 35’ above a quarterpipe at his home ski area in April of 2008. Dumont has also bagged a bunch of sponsors (Red Bull, Target, Kicker, Salomon, Oakley, Nike, Giro,) and appearances on TV shows: Ellen, Late Night and the Today Show.
This is your chance to see Olympic and Winter X Games winners ski and compete on the East Coast - Joss Chrsitensen, Nick Goepper, Gus Kenworthy, Tom Wallisch, Alex Schlopy, Bobby Brown, Jossi Wells, PK Hunder, Torin yater Wallace, Matt Walker, Charles and Vincent Gagnier, JF Houle, Colby James West, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, LJ Strenio and Noah Morrison. Watch the best free skiers a next year's 7th Annual Dumont Cup at Sunday River March 27-29, 2015...