JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Town Council approved the Octane Addictions freestyle show on Saturday, March 27, following the Snow Devil’s World Championship Hill Climb. The event has historically taken place during the hill climb weekend but is a separate event organized by OA Promotions. It will again be held at the Teton County Rodeo Grounds.
The event features snowmobilers performing aerial maneuvers and other tricks. the for-profit organization donates ticket sales to the non-profit, Chase a Dream Foundation, benefiting terminally ill children.
The Council approved up to 1,000 spectators within the venue at any given time. If the Teton County COVID-19 Risk Level is above yellow, no more than 500 people will be permitted at the event. As of March 11, the county is in Risk Level orange. The Council based their decisions on the special event policy they approved at the end of February. The policy defines small, medium, and large-sized events, and during the risk level in which those events will be permitted.
Tyler Johnson owner of OA productions explained some of the plans to maintain social distancing. Every third row will be empty, to allow distancing between groups, with 200 people in both of the uncovered stands. 600 people will be seated in the covered stand. Staff will be monitoring the lines and reminding guests to maintain 6 ft of separation between groups. The event will take place from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. The event will last about an hour to an hour and a half, with extra time allotted to keep long lines from forming.
Masks will be required per Teton County health orders. The event was canceled last year due to COVID-19. The 44th annual hill climb is scheduled for March 25 through March 28 at the base of Snow King Mountain.