MTV: Music Television has taken over The Snow Summit Mountain Resort at Big Bear Lake, California for a special weekend of winter programming, “MTV SNOWED IN.” The six hours featuring moguls, lifts, runs and music premieres on Saturday, February 6 beginning at 12:00 PM (ET/PT).
Among the highlights of “MTV SNOWED IN” are performances from Sugar Ray, OutKast and 98 Degrees, snowboarders going head to head in BoarderCross(R) and Big Air competitions, MTV’s first ever wrestling extravaganza in the snow featuring the top wrestlers in the WCW, visits from celebrities like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, rocker Rob Zombie, Shawn Wayans and many more.
Below is a detailed schedule of programming airing during “MTV SNOWED IN” on Saturday, February 6th:
MTV Undercover Snowed In (12:00 noon – 12:30 pm) — MTV brings together a group of strangers in a ski cabin for the weekend and follow them as they get wild on the slopes, in the hot tub, inside the clubs and at their cabin.
Say What? Karaoke Snowed In No. 1 (12:30 pm — 1:30 pm) — MTV gives the people of Big Bear Lake their shot at the big time. Shawn Wayans hosts while wannabe superstars sing along to their favorite music videos for a panel of celebrity judges.
Meltdown to 98 Degrees (1:30 pm – 2:00 pm) — Hosted by MTV VJ Ananda Lewis, this show features a special competition where one winner is serenaded by 98 Degrees. Round one begins with 98 fans. Each contestant is given a pair of snow shoes to be worn as they climb to the top of the mountain. The first 50 to reach the top then grab an inflatable chair, but they better do it quick since there are 98 contestants and only 50 pieces of inflatable furniture. Then the first 10 who slide down the mountain on their inflatable chairs and make it to the finish line will move onto round two where they answer a series of questions about the band. Round three consists of five semi-finalists walking a runway showing off their fashion styles and distinctive personalities. The two who win over the crowd move onto our final round: Tug-O-War. The two finalists then go head to head over a pool of ice cold water. The one who stays dry wins a personal serenade by their favorite band, 98 Degrees.
“Cruel Intentions” Snowed In (2:00 pm – 2:30 pm) — Fifteen fans get to spend some quality time on the slopes with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair, stars of Sony Pictures new movie, “Cruel Intentions.” Hosted by MTV’s Carson Daly, the fans get a sneak preview of the movie in a mountain chalet and are then joined by the cast for a question and answer session.
MTV Sports Presents: Boardblast No. 1 (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm) — This competition show features BoarderCross(R) where a group of professional women snowboarders race down the hill towards a finish line. The show is hosted by Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and includes a performance from the band. Expert commentator, Selema Masekela and model James King will also be part of the action. Confirmed competitors include Marguerite Cossettini, April Lawyer and Leslie Olsen to name a few.
Cram In A Tram (3:00 pm – 3:30 pm) — Six MTV viewers are crammed into a moving gondola 1500 feet above ground. For 12 hours, they’ll watch music viideos and really get to know each other (taped in Telluride, CO).
Say What? Karaoke Snowed In No. 2 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) — Outside on the stage, Big Bear Lake vacationers get their chance to sing on the mountain. Shawn Wayans hosts as three celebrity judges pick one winner from six contestants.
Snowbrawl (4:30 pm – 5:00 pm) — The WCW’s toughest wrestlers battle it out on the slopes as rocker Rob Zombie calls the action. Seven men enter the ring for MTV’s first ever Battle Royale and the last one left standing earns the title King of the Mountain. Featured wrestlers are Booker T., Disco Inferno, Wrath, Konnan, Bryan Adams, Billy Kidman (current WCW Cruiserweight Champion) and Kenny Kaos. Special guest announcer Stuttering John Melendez and the famous Nitro Girls will be on hand to heat things up even more.
MTV Sports Presents: Boardblast No. 2 (5:00 pm – 5:30 pm) — This show features a Big Air competition where a group of men snowboard down the hill into a triple jump. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is hosting along with expert commentator Selema Masekela and James King. The show also includes a musical performance by OutKast. Confirmed competitors include Jason Borgstede, Jim Rippey, and Todd Richards (US Olympic Team).
Total Request Snowed In (5:30 pm – 6:00 pm) – Skiers and snowboarders choose the top 10 videos of the week at a slope side party hosted by MTV’s own Carson Daly and special celebrity guests.
Additional information about MTV SNOWED IN is available on MTV Online, on America Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web (http://mtv.com). MTV Online will also feature an interactive game — “Bred to Shred: MTV’s SNOWED IN Celebrity Snowboard Challenge” — a Shockwave snowboarding game based on SNOWED IN’s big air events. The online game requires the player to successfully complete 3 giant jumps in a race to the MTV hot tub. The game will feature twists and tricks like the “satan flip”, a “corkscrew 360,” “mute air,” and wipeouts, of course. The player receives a score from 0-10 for each jump. After three jumps, the online player must have a score of 24 or better to join Ananda and Jesse in the MTV celebrity hot tub.
Bob Kusbit and Tony DiSanto are executive producer. Tony DiBari is supervising producer. Jen Palchinsky is producer and Antonia Mattia is coordinating producer.