Big Bear Lake, California—Southern California’s most exciting summer snowboard contest, Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HD&HR), is coming back to Bear Mountain on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Don’t miss the third HD&HR that will be bigger and better than ever with $12,000 on the line for competitors, as well as several happenings for spectators including three movie premieres, autograph sessions, product giveaways and more to be announced!   

“When HD&HR was created three seasons ago, we really didn’t know how successful it would become, but this unique late-summer event exceeded all our expectations with more than 4,000 people in attendance. We are expecting HD&HR to draw more people this year and it should be an even larger spectacle as the event evolves into more of a pre-winter festival at Bear Mountain, stated Kim Hermon, Asst. Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. 

HD&HR is free and open to the public; however, the snowboarding or competition part of this event is for invited professional snowboarders only. The event will feature a unique setup that will test the skills of some of the best jibbers in the world. “This year’s HD&HR will have all new jibs for competitors to destroy, such as a round bar downhill rail, a round bar down-flat-down rail, a true wall with ledge rails, a flat-down box and more! said Clayton Shoemaker, HD&HR contestant and rail builder. “Also, the venue’s layout will be entirely different this year, as it will be more rider- and spectator-friendly, added Shoemaker.  

In addition to the competition part of HD&HR, the event will feature the premiere of Mack Dawg Productions’ new film “Follow Me Around, Mack Dawg People’s “People, and Bear Mountain’s new movie “Join Us. HD&HR will also include a sponsor booth city, special event-only season pass rollback prices, professional rider autograph sessions, product giveaways, live DJ’s, BBQ’s, the Beach Bar, tons of snow and some of the top-ranked snowboarders in the world battling it out for $12,000 in cash prizes. Furthermore, HD&HR will host a benefit for Boarding for Breast Cancer.  

HD&HR will be covered by several media outlets, and numerous Southern California radio stations will be involved in the promotion of the event. “The last few years there have been literally more cameras capturing the event than there are riders competing. It has definitely become a major media affair, explained Hermon. 

Specifics on the event setup and invited pro riders will be released in August. For more information about Bear Mountain and HD&HR, please visit bearmountain.com. 

***Several sponsorship opportunities are available for HD&HR. For a sponsor option sheet (PDF file) contact Kim Hermon at kim@bearmtn.com / 909-584-0203 or Marty Ward at marty@bearmtn.com / 909-584-0205.