Donner Summit, CA–Boreal Mountain Resort will kick off a major pre-season festivity with Northern California’s newest high profile urban rail competition, the 1st Annual Jibassic Pro Rail Jam, on Saturday, October 15.
20 invited professional skiers and snowboarders, including Charles Gagnier, Nima Jalali, Zach Leech, Jake Davine, Casey Neefus, Robbie Sell and Tanner Rainville, will compete for $6,000 in prize money on a series of custom-made rails, each spanning 30 stair steps.
The rail competition will be unique in that it will take place at night with doors opening at 6pm on the Boreal Base Lodge deck. 500 cubic feet of shaved ice will be trucked in to create the start and finish areas. Each of the three rails will vary in degree of difficulty and competitors will be judged by a panel of fellow professional skiers and snowboarders.
Two of the 2005/2006 season’s biggest films will premiere at the Jibassic Pro Rail Jam as well. David Benedek’s 91 Words For Snow will show at 8 pm and Plehouse Film’s White Shine will show at 9 pm. The all-girls snowboard film, As If, will also premiere. DJ Paradise Lost will play during film intermittence and before the competition, which will start at 10 pm.
“With Boreal’s new all-mountain terrain park, an urban rail competition is a perfect way for people to get excited for the coming winter,” said Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Mountain Resort Terrain Park Director. “All the new rails and boxes we built this summer will be on display, so it will also be an opportunity for everyone to check them out. Also, the staircase will be later placed in the park as a signature feature for advanced skiers and riders to get their jib on,” he added.
Leading up to the evening’s festivities will be the bonus daytime skateboard event, Boardfest, taking place in the Boreal Red Bull Skatebowl. There will be a pro and amateur division, and registration is only $5. Practice sessions begin at 9 am; competition is from 11:30am to 5pm, and cash and swag prize awards will be given from 5pm – 6pm. Visit www.n-men.com for more information specific to Boardfest.
Boreal season passes, including the $99 College Pass, $99 Night Pass $199 Supersaver, and $249 Anytime Pass will be available for purchase at the Jibassic Pro Rail Invitational.
New for winter 2005/2006, Boreal Mountain Resort offers Tahoe’s first and only all-mountain terrain park with 100+ new ski and snowboard features. Just 90 minutes from Sacramento, less than three hours from San Francisco, and a half an hour from Reno, Nevada, Boreal is northern California’s closest ski and snowboard resort. Boreal also offers everything from sledding, equipment rentals, one of the region’s most accessible an innovative “first-timer” learning ski & snowboard centers, indoor skate bowl, and a kids center – all at unbeatable prices. For more information call 530.426.3666 ext. 181, or visit www.jibassicpark.com.