SoCal's Biggest Winter Kickoff Party Competitor List is Set, Admission Free to Everyone

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails returns to Bear Mountain on Saturday, September 27. Admission is free to the general public and gates open at 9:00 a.m.

The competition, presented by Bear Mountain and Red Bull, begins at 2:00 p.m. and features 47 top professional snowboarders from all over the world.

Professionals scheduled to compete include: Yuma Abe, Dylan Alito, Jaeger Bailey, Madison Blackley, Cody Boan, Isabella Borriello, Andrew Brewer, Craiger Cameron, Oliver Dixon, Jeremy Estorga, Justin Fronius, Tommy Gesme, Grant Giller, Mike Gray, Luke Haddock, Zak Hale, Brandon Hobush, Christian Hobush, Johnny Lazz, Erik Leon, Denis Leontyev, Brady Lem, Cole Linzmeyer, Lucas Magoon, Lenny Mazzotti, Jon McDonald, Johnny Miller, Justin Mulford, Riley Nickerson, Johnny O'Connor, Dillon Ojo, Nirvana Ortanez, Jesse Paul, Ryan Paul, Zach Rawles, Ian Sams, Jake Schaible, Spencer Schubert, Jordan Small, Ryan Tarbell, Masato Toda, Jo Truchon, Scott Vine, Max Warbington, Braedon Wheeler, Brett Wilkinson and Kody Williams.

An estimated 140 tons of ice will be chipped into snow to create an expanded event course that will include a sprawling urban-style layout, while placing the crowd in the middle of all the action.

"We're very excited about hosting the largest winter kickoff event of the year," said Rio Tanbara, Bear Mountain Marketing Director. "Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails started here 11 years ago, so it's been fascinating to see the tremendous growth of this event into what it has become today."

Judges for the competition include Bear Mountain professional team riders Joe Sexton, Chris Bradshaw and Scott Stevens. Special guest judges include snowboard legend Dave Downing and pro riders Stevie Bell and Mark "Deadlung" Edlund.

 Guests attending Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails can participate in a variety of games, enjoy live DJ's and pick up promotional products from Red Bull, GoPro, Electric, Neff, ThirtyTwo and many other snowboard brands located onsite. This year, season pass holders will automatically be entered to win up to $20,000 in prizes just by purchasing a season pass. Prizes include free lodging packages, gift cards to Big Bear Mountain Resorts stores and more.

Attendees can also view the competition from Bear Mountain's world famous Beach Bar, a 13,000-square-foot deck, just steps away from all of the event action.

Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails offers the final opportunity to purchase a 2014-2015 winter season pass for Bear Mountain and Snow Summit at 1990's rollback prices, starting at $189.00 and up. Big Bear Mountain Resorts season passes provide guests with the option to enjoy either mountain, which gives snowboarders and skiers two great resorts for the price of one.

The season pass office at Bear Mountain will be open during Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Season pass holder benefits include a 20% discount on regular priced items at Bear Mountain's Ice Box Sports Shop and Snow Summit's Sport Shop, 20% off lessons and 20% off food and beverage (excluding alcohol) all season long. During Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails, Ice Box Sports Shop is exclusively offering discounts for the general public, including up to 50% off selected outerwear from last season.

One of many added benefits to buying a season pass is that the Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails urban-style features will be placed in the Red Bull Plaza for the public to enjoy this upcoming winter season.

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