March 30 for junior freeride comp, adults April 6

The eighth annual Headwaters Spring Runoff will draw big-mountain freeride skiers and snowboarders to Moonlight Basin March 30 and April 6.

Moonlight’s Headwaters cirque is the focal point for this high-energy freeride competition, which is sanctioned through the International Free Skiing Association-sanctioned competition and is a popular spectator event.

New this year, the event is being held on two separate days – one for juniors and one for adults. There are snowboard and alpine divisions for men, women and juniors, and a maximum of 80 competitors each day. Registration opens March 1 – stay tuned to moonlightbasin.com for details.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winner in each adult division, with the $1,000 purse split among the top competitors. Gear and gift certificates from local businesses will go to first, second and third place athletes in each division based on their individual performance from the day’s competition, not overall IFSA ranking.