42 Degrees North Air Assault

42 Degrees North Air Assault

The 42 Degrees North Air Assault is an annual Hunter Mountain tradition and NY State’s premier freeride event. This PRO/AM event, which began in 2005, has consistently grown each year and draws over a hundred competitors and ten thousands spectators through out the weekend. Over the course of two days snowboarders and freestyle skiers compete head-to-head in three events.


Rail Jam - 45 min. open jam session on a series of urban skate style features, designed to showcase new school snowboarding and freestyle skiing techniques. Competitors use a shotgun style format to move through 2 rounds of competition.

Rail Jam Event Rail Jam Event

Quarterpipe - a 300 yard in run to 18 ft. high vertical quarter part designed to launch athletes over 30ft in the air, where they are judged on amplitude, rotation and technical merit. 2 rounds of competition.

Quarter Pipe Event Quarter Pipe Event

Big Air - a contest designed to showcase athletes abilities on the biggest air, longest jump and technical merit. 2 rounds of competition.

Quarter Pipe Event Big AIr Event


  • Grand prize giveaway of a ski or snowboard trip to South America (open to everyone who comes to the mountain)
  • $25,000 is cash and prizes awarded to winners


Through out the event weekend Hunter Mountain provides an assortment of live music entertainment, that features local and national acts, who perform between, during and after competitions.

Edison Band during the fireworks dispaly. Mark Basil's Funk Mafia DJ Will Evans from the Soulatomic Radio Show.


Past sponsors and partners of 42 Degrees North Air Assault:

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