The Fairplay ski run at Copper Mountain ski resort, Colorado, was closed to the public on February 2. Replacing the moguls that usually pepper the evergreen tree-flanked hill was a banked slalom, single-track snowboard course. The series of about 20 turns were tighter at the top, becoming more sweeping farther down the chute. The snow was powdery, the weather frigid, and the wind was blustery at times. Ninety-nine participants competed at the event, billed as the Rhythm Rally.