This weekend Bear Mountain will play host to Shaun White and some of the biggest names in snowboarding. Just over one month from the start of the winter Olympic games, Big Bear will host an Air + Style event, with 50 of Southern Cal’s best riders competing for a chance to compete for the big prize later this year at Air + Style LA.

Immediately following the competition in Big Bear, a free concert including a live performance by Blink-182’s Travis Barker will keep things moving.

Qualify for a chance to compete at Air + Style 2018

Win a chance to ride at this year's Air + Style by competing in the Bear Mountain qualifier event on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The competition is free to enter and open to the first 50 riders to sign up (all ages*), with the overall winner earning a chance to compete at Air + Style, March 3-4, 2018, in Expo Park at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

*Riders under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian complete a liability release prior to competing.

Location: The Scene
Format: Rail jam
Course layout: An assortment of technical features built by Bear Mountain's award-winning Park Crew, including handrails, kink rails, closeouts, and combo features
Registration: Free/open to the first 50 riders that sign up on competition day
Judging criteria: One rider (male or female) will be selected by a panel of judges based on best overall impression
Judge: Chris Bradshaw
Announcers: Eddie Wall and John Castro


  • 8AM – 9:50AM: Free registration (Inside Methods Sports Bar)
  • 10AM – 11AM: Practice (Open to all riders)
  • 11AM – 12PM: Course maintenance (Live music by Red Bull’s DJ Slipmat)
  • Noon – 1:30PM: Competition (One Heat)
  • 2PM: Awards ceremony with Shaun White
  • 2:30PM – 3:30PM: Performance by Travis Barker

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