Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Sept. 15

Big Bear Lake, Calif., Monday, July 9, 2007 – Southern California’s mostexciting summer snowboard contest, Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HD&HR), is takingplace at Bear Mountain on Saturday, September 15, 2007. Don’t miss thefourth HD&HR that will be bigger and better than ever with $12,000 on theline for competitors, as well as several happenings for spectators, includingthree movie premieres, autograph sessions, product giveaways and more to beannounced!

“When HD&HR was created four seasons ago, we really didn’t know howsuccessful it would become, but this unique late-summer event exceeded allour expectations with more than 4,500 people in attendance, said Kim Hermon, Asst. Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We are expectingHD&HR to draw more people this year and it should be an even largerspectacle as the event evolves into more of a pre-winter festival at BearMountain.” HD&HR is free and open to the public; however, the snowboarding competitionis for invited, professional snowboarders only. The event will feature a unique setupthat 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 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 thepremiere of Mack Dawg Productions’ new film “TBD,” Mack Dawg People’s “TBD,”and Bear Mountain’s new movie “Sunday.” HD&HR will also include a sponsorbooth city, special event-only season pass rollback prices, professionalrider autograph sessions, product giveaways, DJ’s, BBQ’s, the Beach Bar,tons of snow and some of the top-ranked snowboarders in the world battlingit out for $12,000 in cash prizes. HD&HR will also host a benefitfor 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 theevent than there are riders competing. It has definitely become a majormedia affair,” explained Hermon.

Specifics on the event setup and invited pro riders will be released inAugust.