Mammoth Mountain, CA – A group of the best snowboarders in the world will descend on Mammoth May 1-3, 2009 for the eighth annual West Coast Invitational.  The weekend promises non-stop action with a Superpipe competition, a Rail Jam in the Village and an after party featuring Dilated Peoples.

With an all-star lineup of professional and up-and-coming snowboarders, this year’s event is sure to go off big.  Watch Olympic medalist Danny Kass, local Red Bull phenom Greg Bretz, the Frends Crew including Dew Tour gold medalist Mason Aguirre, Kevin Pearce, Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jack and Luke Mitrani and others compete for a $10,000 cash purse in the Vans Fiesta de la Pipa Superpipe contest on Friday, May 1, 2009.

Head to the Village on Saturday, May 2, 2009 to watch the athletes battle it out under the lights in the WCI Rail Jam for another $10,000 cash purse.  The WCI Rail Jam will feature a live DJ and a food and beer garden.  Once the action is over, the party moves up the hill to Canyon Lodge via the Village Gondola for a concert featuring music from Dilated Peoples , My-G, DJ MFM and more.

Fiesta de la Pipa and the WCI Rail Jam are free to the public.  Entry to the after party at Canyon Lodge featuring Dilated Peoples will be $5 advance purchase or $10 at the door and tickets are available at any Mammoth Mountain ticket window starting April 20, 2009.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 1, 2009

·       8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Festival Village at Main Lodge

·       11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Fiesta de la Pipa at Superpipe above Main Lodge

Saturday, May 2, 2009

·       8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Festival Village at Main Lodge

·       7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – WCI Rail Jam at the Village (live DJ, Food and Beer Garden)

·       9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. – After party at Canyon Lodge featuring Dilated Peoples, My-G, DJ MFM and more.  The Village Gondola will run from 9:15 p.m. – 10: 30 p.m. and shuttle busses will run between Canyon Lodge and the Village from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 – Weather Day

·       8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Festival Village at Main Lodge

WCI lodging packages are available for as low as $139* per night per person!  Packages include lodging, lift ticket for each night stayed and a special event t-shirt for each person on the reservation.  For more information or to book, please call 800.MAMMOTH (626.6684) or visit MammothMountain.com.

*Based on double occupancy.  Other restrictions may apply.