Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) is proud to announce “The Park – Wide Open #2″ (Wide Open) set to take place February 12-18, 2005. The Wide Open features The Park at Bear Mountain, the only mountain resort in the country devoted almost entirely to a freestyle terrain parks and the youth market. In addition to being one of the most compelling photo and film shoot worthy park setups ever, the seven-day event will feature several fantastic events, parties and a lot of surprises. The ultimate goal of the Wide Open is to create a low-pressure fun mid-season party for the industry, riders and everyone who rides The Park everyday. “We want to give the industry an opportunity to take a break from high-pressure events and their filming circuits and come to Big Bear for some good fun in the world’s largest terrain park and maybe they nail a few shots along the way. We are pleased to have the schedule of events in place and to have so much industry support in making the Wide Open bigger and better,” said Brad Farmer, Public and Industry Relations Director for BBMR.

The “Wide Open” is simply an open invitation to the snowboard and freeski industry to come to Bear Mountain sometime over the course of the 7-day event and take part in several fun competitions and to film and photograph professional and amateur team riders at the nation’s only All-Mountain Terrain Park. The event will feature one of the most compelling slopestyle courses that will be found at any resort this season along with several other special set ups. In addition, the Bear Mountain Superpipe will be dialed into world-class form. Next door at Snow Summit, “The Park Westridge” will be in prime-season form. “The Park” development team will be constructing two brand-new signature jibs that will be placed in “The Scene” at the base of Bear Mountain.

In addition, there will be DJ’s spinning on the Sun Deck daily, live music, tons of product giveaways, pro-autograph sessions, food & drink specials and more! Thanks to our Sponsors: Red Bull, Active Ride Shop, Electric, Planet Earth, Burton, Ambiguous, Dragon, Thirtytwo, Von Zipper & many more TBA.More information on the Wide Open #2 and all the associated events will be coming soon to http://www.bearmountain.com.

The Park Wide Open #2 – Calendar

February 12 – 18, 2005

2/12 – American Freeski Tour Slopestyle Competition, Night Rail Jam & After Party

2/13 – American Freeski TourSuperpipe Competition

2/14 – The Pro/Am Night Jib Jam Thing #2 – Several K in Prize Money& After Party Presented by Electric Visual, Ambiguous Street Wear & More Friends

2/15 – Open Ride & Shoot DaySuper-Hip & Quarter-Pipe Challenge Day

2/16 – The Outlaw Banked Slalom – Retro Day& After Party Present by Dragon Optical & More Friends!

2/17 – Open Ride & Shoot Day Pimp the Superpipe Day

2/18 – The Bro-Down Showdown An Amateur Slopestyle Competition with a Pro-Size PUR$E! & After Party Presented by Active Ride Shop & Burton Snowboards

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for “The Park – Wide Open #2″. For a sponsor option sheet (PDF) contact Brad Farmer at brad@bearmtn.com / 909-584-0205 or Kim Hermon at khermon@bearmtn.com / 909-584-0203.