Tom Burt’s Pig Air at Alpine Meadows

Tahoe City, CA… The Tom Burt Pig Air Festival & Snowboard Contest will once again reign over the Alpine Meadows terrain park Saturday, May 3. Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 23, the event has been moved due to a behemoth Alaska storm aimed straight at Tahoe, which is expected to drop two feet of snow. Please re-mark your calendars!

Inspired by the basketball game, P.I.G., competitors try to match each others’ tricks off of a big air jump – or foil other competitors by setting precedence with difficult tricks, leaving opponents with a letter. If a competitor gets all three letters to spell P.I.G., s/he is eliminated from the competition!

As one of snowboarding’s first and most successful professional athletes, Tom Burt is a leader in the industry. By putting together an event like PIG Air, his intention is to raise money for the North Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club.

PIG PARTY — Live Bands, Good Brew, Great Prizes

If you haven’t been paying attention, start now: Ground Up, Northern California’s most sought-after punk band, will play on the Alpine Meadows sundeck at the PIG Air awards ceremony at 2pm. With original lyrics appreciated by all ages and a sound all their own, Ground Up has made a name for themselves, as well as a heavy following.

Sacramento Brewing Company will also be in awards-party mode, providing two fresh kegs to all with proper I.D. Stop by to try a Hefe Weizen or Red Horse Ale.

First place winners of PIG Air will receive 2003-2004 midweek season passes to Alpine Meadows. Other prizes will include Winterstick Snowboards (Tom rides Winterstick), and other soft-goods swag.

Also, enter the swag raffle to help raise money for the Boys & Girls club and win great snowboard gear.

Details, Details

Registration for PIG Air is “day-of, starting at 8am at the fireplace in the Alpine Meadows lodge. Entry fee is $15 with a season pass. Don’t have a season pass? Here are a few ways to obtain a lift ticket for less:

1) Purchase a $19 Terrain Park lift ticket!
2) Show your valid 02-03 season pass from ANY mountain on the planet to receive a $20 full-day, all-mountain, adult lift ticket!
3) Show your Alpine Meadows POWDR Card any day to receive a $36 all-day lift ticket. POWDR Cards are FREE. Visit to learn how to get one.

PIG Air will be held in the Alpine Meadows terrain park, accessible via Kangaroo lift. Start time is 11am. All ability levels are encouraged to enter! For more information, call 530.581.8328 or visit