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April 4, 2012
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Incline locals celebrate 12th annual Dummy Downhill

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The 12th Annual Dummy Downhill was celebrated on Sunday, April 1, at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Participants built original dummies on skis or snowboards — or even on a float — to be launched off a big jump on the Showoff run.This highly popular event in the Incline Village community didn't disappoint the 100 or so spectators who came to watch the creative dummies flying into the air to land in the snow with spectacular crashes.The categories for the best dummies included:• Most Creative, “Tahoe Tessie”• Most Intact, “Pure Adrenaline”• Shortest Distance, “Jamaica Banana”• Biggest Distance, “Big Brother, Big Sister Dinno”• Finally “Grateful Dead” received first place overall for the third consecutive year.Prizes included a $200 coupon for Stillwater Spa and $25 coupons for Austin's and Crosby's restaurants.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 4, 2012 03:14PM Published Apr 4, 2012 03:11PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.