It is with regret that we announce the end of an era. The Bust ’n’ Burn mogul competition has reached the end of its life cycle and is no longer on the event calendar.

 

Born in the late 1980s, Bust ’n’ Burn grew into one of the biggest amateur mogul competitions in New England in the early 1990s and was the largest event at Sunday River during that era. Over the following decades, however, the popularity of Bust ’n’ Burn slowly declined with fewer spectators, fewer competitors, and fewer sponsors. 

 

In recent seasons we’ve tried to revive the event – moving back to White Heat, increasing marketing, adding competitor swag, and improving the venue – but by last year, half of the available competitor spots were left empty and spectators were limited. We also met with key advocates of the event to explore possible format changes, but were unsuccessful in identifying new options the group believed could work. Bust ’n’ Burn will always be a part of Sunday River’s history, but its evolution has come to an end.

 

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Bust ’n’ Burn over the years, from its humble beginnings through the Legends Of Freestyle, the pro bump skiers, and the hundreds of amateurs who gave it their best.

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Oh so sad to see you go! I have fond memories of this event. But completely understand. Look at the outfit, it's more like 80's/90's. 

Unreal. Sorry to see it go away.

Nice form!  How did we ever manage on such skinny skis!!

 

 Liner said:

Oh so sad to see you go! I have fond memories of this event. But completely understand. Look at the outfit, it's more like 80's/90's. 

Sorry for you people that felt this was a cool event, and have participated in the past.

For me personally, I had zero interest in watching/participating that,ever. 

Adios 1980's!  Hopefully the mountain can find another option for an amateur contest/event/competition. 

There has to be a way to make snowblading into a competition, right?

Lame! Sure, put more $$ into Jimmy Buffet cover bands...that is a better option (sarcasm). RIP BnB.

Thats a real bummer and the end of an era.  Although I never competed (could you imagine the ultimate yardsale with spectators), I always enjoyed viewing and the crowd it attracted.

Monkeybrook looks better in a Hawain shirt, grass skirt and an inflatable parrot than he did in the bumps anyway....

  Nice !  I should have figured that one of "you guys" would get it....

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 It should go Grass Roots now the people that want to do just do it! You don't need the Mt to organize it.

Sad to see it go. Perhaps it may come back for an anniversary year as a special event in the future. The 90's were great, heck that's when White Cap was in its glory days. The lodge always rocked back then. Then the western migration occured, and white caps popularity sank. I hope they keep WH burried still. I love hiking over the top in the spring to hit the untracked corn after the lift closes for the season.
The source was spot on, and he is not happy.

Hey, where did that picture go? 

Patroller said:

  Nice !  I should have figured that one of "you guys" would get it....

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