if you have never been, it is so much better than sx to watch live!!! you can basically go wherever you want and the downhill speeds are absolutely amazing!!! i can't make it this year but if you have the time don't miss it.
Not sure on coolers. The hill people get there at like 5 AM and get very territorial so plan on getting there real early if you want a spot on the hill. I just realized the National races are Sat. instead of Sunday this year. Anybody know why they changed?
There are a few different hills. If you leave, your spot is gone. If you stay there all day, one leg will be longer than the other. I like to cruise around and watch from a bunch of different spots. If you try and crowd somebody on the hill at like 10 am, they will throw down since they got there at the crack of dawn. Like I said, very posessive. Oh yea, it will be a BRO-A-THON for sure. It is the home turf for the 909!