(Big Bear Lake, Calif., Monday, August 27, 2007) – Southern California’s most exciting summersnowboard contest, Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HD&HR), is taking place at Bear Mountain on Saturday,September 15, 2007 and today BBMR is releasing the names of the pro riders who will compete inthis year’s event. With $12,000 in cash prizes on the line (and $1,000 for Best Trick), three moviepremieres, autograph sessions, product giveaways and more, this year’s event promises to be one of thebest yet!
Sponsored by Electric, Planet Earth, Vestal, Thirtytwo, Fuel TV and more, HD&HR is free and open to the public;however, the snowboarding competition is for invited, professional snowboarders only. The event willfeature a unique setup that will test the skills of some of the best jibbers in the world.
Some of the world class riders scheduled to compete include: Lucas Magoon, Chris Bradshaw,Cory Cronk, Keegan Valaika, Yale Caousino, Zak Hale, Pat Milbery, JP Walker, Seth Huot, Simon Chamberlain,Lauri Heiskari, Louie Vito, Nima Jalali, Erin Comstock, Leanne Pelossi and Hana Beaman.
“When HD&HR was created four 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 4,500 people inattendance, said Kim Hermon, Asst. Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We areexpecting HD&HR to draw more people this year and it should be an even larger spectacle as the eventevolves into more of a pre-winter festival at Bear Mountain.”
“This year’s HD&HR will have all new jibs for competitors to destroy, such as the first ever planter box gap, 3-inch down flat down, Euro gap-gateway box, bank-to-tank and over 8 jibs to choose from with endless options and more, said Clayton Shoemaker, HD&HR contestant and rail builder.
In addition to the competition part of HD&HR, the event will feature the premiere of Mack Dawg Productions’ new film “Picture This and Bear Mountain’s new movie “Sunday. HD&HR will also include a sponsor booth city, special event-only season pass rollback prices, professional rider autograph sessions, 2008 Fashion Show, product giveaways, 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. HD&HR will also 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 event begins at 2:00 p.m. Finals are at 6:00 p.m. The awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by the two world snowboarding movie premieres.
“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.
B-roll from last year’s event and photos are available. For more information on the event, visit bearmountain.com.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) includes Snow Summit Mountain Resort and Bear Mountain Resort. The two resorts are of similar size and are located in the San Bernardino Mountains, just a tank of gas away roundtrip from most areas in Southern California.
Together, BBMR has the region’s most progressive terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largestfull-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services. BBMR received the most skier visits of anySouthern California winter resort for the 2005/2006 season.