It's once again time for people to build dummies that can be launched off a ski jump so that we can all get together and cheer on the carnage of each landing. Only in Montana. The 13th annual Dummy Jump is Saturday, February 20 at Big Sky Resort!

Teams are challenged to design, build and modify a dummy competitor that will ski in a straight line and launch off a ski jump to their demise.

Contestants must design their dummies with modesty in mind for the younger audience in attendance, and leave no trace. Successful dummies have balance, low center of gravity and straight long skis. The better a dummy selfdestructs on impact, the better chance of winning.

Dummies will be judged and awarded on "creativity, amplitude, structure, and destruction on impact." The dummy launches will commence at 2 pm on the Ambush headwall. Spectators and judges are located at the bottom of Ambush near the base area. Each dummy receives one run. Free online dummy registration closes at 11 am on Friday, February 19. Day of registration will be accepted by the Summit Clock Tower from 11 am – noon. An awards ceremony will immediately follow at Montana Jack. Visit for rules and more information.