Saturday, February 26, 2011 Summit Boardshop in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, will be hosting a qualifier for the prestigious West Coast Invitational (WCI) snowboard rail jam competition held annually at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California.

The WCI has traditionally been an invite only competition, but this year Mammoth Mountain and the WCI have chosen to open their doors to one qualifying snowboarder from the Midwest.  Given the level of talent growing out of the region, and Minnesota in particular, this is a perfect opportunity for local riders to earn an invitation to this exclusive competition in California.  The snowboarder who wins the qualifier will receive airfare out to California and an invite to ride in the WCI rail jam.

The qualifier competition will take place in Summit Boardshop’s backyard terrain park beginning at 10:00 AM on the 26th of February and will cost $30 for entry into the Open Class competition.  Anyone Interested in competing should contact Summit Boardshop by Thursday, February 24th to register.  Summit can be reached at 651-714-1117, or at summitboardshop@hotmail.com.

Spectators are welcome, as there will be giveaways and free beverages, among other things.  Come out to Summit’s Backyard and enjoy of day of some of the best snowboarding in the nation with the Midwest’s best snowboarding talent.