Annual Dummy Jump Slated for February 9th

January 14, 2013

BIG SKY, Mont. - You'd have to be a dummy to miss the party at Big Sky Resort on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 when participants will launch their dummy creations off a ski jump and high to the sky, then watch them explode upon the impact of a crash landing.

Teams are encouraged to form as early as January to ensure plenty of time to design, build and modify a dummy competitor. The rules are simple: all dummies must resemble an organic life form, have a theme, be manageable by no more than two people, be designed with modesty (i.e. clothing) for the younger audience in attendance, and leave no trace.

There is no fee to submit an entry or to attend the event but entrants must preregister by February 8th. Registration forms are available online at bigskyresort.com/events along with the official rules a video of last year's events. Teams are asked to fill out the online registration form and carefully read the rules and regulations. Teams may also contact the Sales and Marketing office at 406-995-5886 with more specific Dummy Jump questions.

The Dummy Jump fun will start at 12:00 p.m. on February 9th when the dummies will be lined up near the Summit clock tower to be judged on creativity. Following the base area activities, the dummies will begin their first and only ascent up the mountain at 1:00 p.m. to be put into position to let gravity work its wonders. At 2:30 p.m. the fun will really get rolling when the dummies are shoved out of the starting gate toward a kicker complete with a flat landing. The judges will be taking notes to determine the best jump, best form, sturdiest dummy, best amplitude and finally, the best explosion upon impact.

The landing itself should create enough impact for the dummy to explode, and explosive devices are not allowed. A heavy dummy with a low center of gravity is key to a successful launch and subsequent splat upon landing.

The Dummy Jump awards ceremony will take place in Whiskey Jack's following a short period of deliberation after the final dummy has flown.

For more information on the Dummy Jump or other events this season visit bigskyresort.com or call 1-800-548-4486.