Locals Hit the Slopes in West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Kids in West Springfield hit the slopes today, with a little help from some man-made snow from Ski Sundown.

For a $20 admission fee, kids from as far as Maine and New Jersey came out to shred powder at Cook Field as a part of “Rail Jam.”

The event has been going on for the past four years and is held to benefit the town’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Brian Smuda, manager of Colorado Ski Shop in West Springfield helps organize the event each year.

He says it’s a great way to keep the love of the sport alive as well as raise money for a good cause.

“It’s just not something a lot of people think of funding every day and it’s the fun events that keep your kids busy in school and after school activities and something to go to to keep them off the streets.”

Prizes were given out to those who competed in some of the competitions.

About 100 people came out for the fun and the cause.