Donner Summit, California—As the sun went down, pro skiers and snowboarders lit up the night at the 1st Annual Jibassic Park Pro Rail Invitational and film premiere at Tahoe’s Boreal Mountain Resort, Saturday, October 15th.
2,000 spectators were treated to three film premieres: the world premiere of Blank Paper’s 91Words For Snow, Misschief Films’ … As If!, and Pléhouse Films’ White Shine. A field of top pro skiers and snowboarders competed on a thirty-step staircase with three funbox options (two flat, one down-flat-down) for a total prize purse of $7000. Twenty $100 dollar bills were handed out on the spot for best tricks, but after all was said and done in this jam format competition, snowboarders Jake Devine, Destinee Perata and skiers Max Peters and Grete Eliassen walked with the overall prize money. “This event was so much fun. I drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to be here for it, said 2005 US Open and Winter X Games Champion, Grete Eliassen. “I’ll be back for sure.
The talent pool spanned well beyond the winners’ arena. Many well-known skiers and snowboarders put on a show for the crowd, including Tanner Rainville, Michelle Parker, Corey Vanular, Max Peters, Rory Silva, Travis Kennedy, Nima Jalali, Tim Eddy, Curtis Woodman, and Ben Bogart. “This event was a great way to start the season, said Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Mountain Resort Terrain Park Director. “Now everyone knows what’s in store for the coming season, and that the new all-mountain park at Boreal is legit. Much gratitude is owed to event partners including Adidas Eyewear, Bonfire Clothing, Red Bull, Pléhouse Films, Blank Paper Studios, and Misschief Films. Boreal Mountain Resort thanks Eric Iberg, leading industry film producer, for gracing the 1st Annual Jibassic Park Pro Rail Invitational with his announcing prowess.
The event’s staircase will be included as one of Boreal’s 100+ on-mountain features this winter. More than 55 new custom-made steel features were also on display this past Saturday, designed and constructed through the summer and fall by Brian Reardon, Boreal Terrain Park Manager, and Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Terrain Park Director.
Event images can be viewed at www.jibassicpark.com. Boreal Mountain Resort is Northern California’s closest resort, now offering Tahoe’s first and only all-mountain terrain park. Boreal Mountain Resort is known for its accessibility, terrain parks, new indoor skate bowl, and innovative learning programs. The Resort is conveniently located 90 minutes from Sacramento, three hours from San Francisco, and thirty-five minutes from Reno. For more information about Boreal Mountain Resort visit us online at www.rideboreal.com.