Snowboarders Gear Up For Timberline Classic

MT HOOD, OREGON (February 10, 1999) – Extra… Extra…. read all about itthe Timberline Classic is back! Top Snowboarders of all ages get ready tocompete in this years revived Timberline Classic Feb 13-14. Pro and AmSnowboarders battle it out for US National competition spots and WorldPoints.

Timberline Lodge host the last Oregon stop in the PAC WEST Snowboard Tour.With 198 inch base and more powder on the way this promises to be anon-stop, fun filled afternoon. Each event weekend features a Half-PipeCompetition on Saturday, followed by the Boarder Derby on Sunday. Theexcitement starts at Saturdays halfpipe event, a u shaped depression in thesnow that riders do airs and acrobatics soaring above the crowd, the eventwill start at 10:00am to 1:30pm on the Paint Brush Trail off Blossom lift.Sundays Boarder Derby, one of the most exciting events on snow, involvesseveral riders racing simultaneously through banked turns, jumps and otherobstacles. As one of the newest and hottest contact sports going, itís likecombining football, rugby and motocross into one action-packed race wherethe first rider to the finish line is the winner!

“I really like seeing how well our northwest athletes do at national andinternational levels and giving them the opportunities to compete for thoseHonors” Bob Gille, USSTC Summer Snowbord Camp Director and Title Sponsor ofPac West Snowboard Tour.