They came and jumped — extremely high — and did their best to literally and figuratively stay on the rails.

Thus was the life of the young skiers and snowboarders — the mountain daredevils — who competed in the annual CamJam event on Sunday morning, Feb. 4 at the Camden Snow Bowl.

While many skiers and snowboarders are content to shush down the mountain and take in the spectacular winter scenery, these youngsters always look to soar to great heights, and land after doing a few twists, turns and spread eagles seemingly high in the stratosphere, before they finish a run down the hill with a ride on the rails.

On Sunday, snow athletes put on a serious aerial show, with a few helicopter spins for good measure.

The event, held in and around the terrain park located near the main hill and down to the lodge, was part of Camden's Winterfest, a two-week event that includes many events and culminates with the 28th annual U.S. Toboggan Nationals on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11.

Sunday's CamJam was held in spitting snow that eventually turned to rain later in the day.

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The results of the competition included:

Freestyle skiing

Ages 10 and younger — 1, Carver Emory, 8, Rockport; 2, Simon Bishop, 9, Camden; and 3, Harris Stewart, 9, Camden.

Ages 11-13 Division — 1, Finn Emory, 11, Rockport; 2, Miles Spear, 11, Hope; and 3, Owen Morong, 11, Camden.

Ages 14 and older — 1, Calvin James, 17, Rockport; 2, Conor O'Dwyer, 17, Rockport; and 3, Sam Conlan, 15, Camden.


1, Emmett Dorr, 12, Rockland, and Addie Kelly, 12, Rockport.