2015 Rail Jam Results & Reflection

 11th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam:

2015 Rail Jam Results & Reflection

IMG_7109 Leadville was graced with blue skies, sunshine and spring conditions on Saturday, March 28th for the 11th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam. This year’s Rail Jam, put on entirely by the Ski Area Operations students, was moved from the usual location at Dutch Henri Hill to the backyard Freestyle Terrain Park, behind the Mountain View Residence Hall. Spectators and competitors enjoyed the custom terrain park features, live music, and Marmot Munchies.


Sam Dawson, 25 year old  Ski Area Operations (SAO) student and Student Government Association (SGA) President, assisted in the planning, building, and execution of Saturday’s event, ” It was a huge project! I helped with obtaining and coordinating financing, provided a liaison between student government and the Events Management class, staffed registration and patrolled during the event. And, of course, helped out on the build days!”

“We broke the class (18 people) into separate groups (marketing, finances, course build, etc.), which helped organize us, but it was still difficult sometimes to keep track of what everyone was doing and whether or not everything was being completed in a timely fashion. We pulled it together, and everyone did a good job of pulling their own weight.”


In addition to the new on-campus location, this year’s Ski Area Operations class decided to add a Grommet division to the event, allowing competitors under 15 to participate for the first time in Cloud City Rail Jam history.

You can see photos from this year’s Rail Jam at the Colorado Mountain College – Leadville facebook page. While you’re there, check out photos from previous year’s in the Rail Jam Throwback album!

2015 Rail Jam Results

Men’s Division Winners:
1. Boo Strachan
2. Daniel Arnold
3. Henry Kavanagh-Beltman

Men’s Snowboard Winners:
1. Kyle Koukal
2. Adam Kingsley
3. Brian Griffith

Grommet (15 & under):
1. Jack Lansky
2. Nathaniel Torres
3. Josiah Horning
4. Samantha Lansky