The Downtown Showdown Rail Jam, which were scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 20 in Downtown Marquette, has been POSTPONED until next year due to above freezing temperatures and rain. The snow that must be hauled into the 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will not hold up to the projected conditions. Next year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Downtown Marquette. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!
In February the streets of Downtown Marquette become covered with snow for the Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam. The 100 block of North Front Street serves as the location for the event. Fans and competitors will be gathered steps away from Lake Superior, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Marquette.
Competition & Prizes
Open Ski/Snowboard: $20 per rider in advance; $25 per rider day-ofCompetitive Ski (Men/Women): $40 per rider in advance; $50 per rider day-of (includes participation in Open Jam)
Competitive Snowboard (Men/Women): $40 per rider in advance; $50 per rider day-of (includes participation in Open Jam)
Please note: entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.
The first 50 registrants will receive an official Downtown Showdown tee at registration. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the competitive men’s ski and snowboard jams, and awarded for first and second place in the competitive women’s ski and snowboard jams. Additional prizes will be drawn throughout the event.
Registration and payment can be taken online until Thursday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m. To register by phone, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475. Note: All riders must sign a waiver at event check-in. Riders under the age of 18 must have a legal parent or guardian present at check-in to sign the waiver or submit the waiver to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority in advance or they will not be able to participate. Participants must be over the age of 6.
All participants MUST wear a winter sports approved helmet in order to participate in the Downtown Showdown Rail Jam and Open Jam. Those found to be participating without a helmet will automatically forfeit their entry in the competition and be asked to leave. There will be no refunds given.