The AFP is sad to report that The Dumont Cup, one of freeskiing’s longest-running open slopestyle competitions, has been cancelled for this season.
The Platinum-level Dumont Cup, which has been held for the past seven years at Sunday River, Maine and hosted by the iconic Simon Dumont, was one of the longest-running and most well-liked open events by athletes of all abilities. While both Sunday River and Dumont were highly committed to continuing with the event, the lack of available sponsor dollars that were necessary to put on a competition of this nature has unfortunately forced its cancellation, although efforts are being made to ensure its return next winter.
Simon Dumont at The Dumont Cup
“This event means the world to me” says Dumont, “and with the landscape of the industry changing, we will refocus and find ways to hopefully bring this event back in 2017. I got my start in the sport competing at a young age with the best in the world and that is what the Dumont Cup is about. Giving young kids the ability to compete and ski with their idols and hopefully winning X Games medals one day.”
Alongside Sunday River and Dumont, the AFP has helped acquire sponsor
dollars along with facilitating the organization of this event, so we
wanted to pass along this news for the benefit of athletes who are in
the midst of planning their travel schedules on the 2016 AFP World
The 2015 Dumont Cup Podium: James Woods (3rd), Bobby Brown (1st), Teal Harle (2nd)
On behalf of Simon Dumont and everyone at Sunday River and the AFP, we’d like to take the time to thank all of the competitors who have participated in The Dumont Cup over the years and helped make it such a great event, and to Simon Dumont and Sunday River for giving up-and-coming athletes an opportunity to make a name for themselves at one of freeskiing’s biggest open events.