Rails to Riches: Recap

Words and Photos by Ashley Rosemeyer 
IG: @thrashley_photo
Winter is off to a great start on the East coast! With snow dominating the forecast for almost every week leading up to the event, the Killington Parks crew had plenty of snow to work with for this years Rails 2 Riches build. The riders didn’t let the high winds and nuking snow slow them down during qualifiers and some were even lucky enough to kick up some pow before finals. As the day turned into night, the judges had made their tough decisions and the selected riders were given 45 minutes to prove to the judges that they deserved a piece of the 25K cash purse. Ryan Paul won best trick for the men, with a switch front flip onto the down rail and Lauren Tamposi won best trick for the women, with a shifty front lip on the DFD. Through it all, Nate Haust and Kaleah Opal Driscoll stood out to the judges with their riding and trick selection. Shout out to Mike Garceau and the whole Killington park crew for a killer set up and grooming of the course throughout the day!

Kaleah Opal Driscoll was killing it on this down bar during qualifiers and finals, earning her the top spot for women's. Congrats Kaleah!


Maggie Leon- 50 to boardslide on the DFD.


Max Lyons probably did a shifty before this was taken.


Killington's Mike Garceau layin' down the law before qualifiers.

Nate Haust was absolutely destroying the A-Frame to down bar all night, earning him the top spot. Congrats Nate!
Ryan Paul switch front flip disaster. 

Ryan Kitteridge- front blunt.


DWD rider John Garoutte gap to front lip.

Men’s snowboarding

1. Nate Haust
2. Max Lyons
3. Tim Major
Women’s snowboarding
1. Kaleah Opal Driscoll
2. Maggie Leon
3. Savannah Shinske
Best Trick-Women’s
Lauren Tamposi
Best Trick- Men’s
Ryan Paul