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March 19, 2012
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Diamond Peak gears for 12th annual Dummy Downhill

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Diamond Peak will continue the tradition of the Dummy Downhill on April 1. This will be the 12th year for the community’s favorite event of the season.

Participants build a dummy on skis or a snowboard that gets launched off a big jump on Showoff run. Categories include Best Crash, Longest Jump, Most Creative, Shortest Distance and whatever else the judges decide to make up.

Individuals and teams entering a dummy receive a free commemorative T-shirt and lift ticket for the day (limit 2 per dummy). The Dummy Downhill is open to the public and there are no registration fees. Dummies must be at the base lodge by 11 a.m. to be judged on creativity. The jumping begins at noon, followed by an award ceremony.

Dummy builders are encouraged to be as creative as they can. The following restrictions apply to all dummies: they cannot be live; must not weigh more than 75 pounds; teams that build their dummies to lose parts as they crash will be required to clean up afterward. At least one person from each team must be available to transport and/or unload their dummy at the top of the launch.

Diamond Peak wants to make the 12th anniversary Dummy Downhill bigger and better than ever, but we need your participation! Mark your calendars for April 1. Come and enjoy giveaways, live music by the Jeff Jones Band and great commentary while you watch dummies fly into the air off a huge jump!

For more information about Diamond Peak, visit www.diamondpeak.com or call 775-832-1177.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 19, 2012 07:42PM Published Mar 19, 2012 07:41PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.