To celebrate this week’s start of the Olympic Winter Games, Ontario’s Blue Mountain is paying tribute to homegrown snowboard talent.

The Volcom Stone Peanut Butter and Rail Jam will take place on Saturday, February 8, and Youth Ride Along Day on Sunday, February 9.

Volcom Stone Peanut Butter and Rail Jam — Feb 8, 2014

Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Ontario’s largest rail jam and a staple event on the Ontario snowboard scene. Back at Blue Mountain for its 11th year, over 150 riders from across the province are expected to throw down their signature moves in an effort to qualify for the 2014 PBRJ World Championships and win $15,000. This is a free, full day event in Blue Mountain’s Badlands Terrain Park. Registration begins at 8am.

Youth Ride Along Day (YRAD) – Feb 9, 2014

Blue Mountain continues to provide access to Alpine Sports by hosting Youth Ride Along Day. YRAD gives seven underprivileged children access to snowboarding by gifting them with all new hard goods, outerwear and one on one coaching. The group spends the day on-hill learning the basics of boarding including balancing, edging and control. YRAD is run in conjunction with Big Brothers and will arrive at Blue Mountain by 8:30am.

Off-hill, Blue Mountain Village pays tribute to the Olympic Spirit with games-themed ice sculptures placed throughout the pedestrian village. Arriving Thursday February 5, the ice sculptures include a Ski Racer, Freestyle Snowboarder, Figure Skater, the Olympic Torch and a 6 foot wide carving of the Olympic Rings, located in the Events Plaza at Blue Mountain Village. Additionally, Village restaurants will have all available television screens tuned to the Winter Games.

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Photo courtesy of Blue Mountain Resorts.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles