Bend, Oregon--Board or be bored. Strap on your snowboard and join High Cascade and Mt. Bachelor this winter for the 10th annual Enter the Dragon Snowboard Contest Series. Whether you are an aspiring professional or a weekend warrior, this six event Slopestyle and Super Pipe series will push your limits and be a great time for riders of all abilities.
Just like High Cascade’s snowboard camps, the Enter the Dragon (ETD) series will be filled with crazy fun, tons of prizes, and great snowboarding. ETD is an awesome opportunity for young and mature snowboarders alike to compete in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Open to all ages, the Slopestyle and Super Pipe events are designed for beginning freestyle riders to young professionals. To encourage participation, everyone who competes in all six ETD’s this winter will be entered into a drawing for a free High Cascade summer Snowboard or Skateboard camp at Mt. Hood!
New this year, the Slopestyle course will include rails and features from High Cascade’s private summertime snowboard park. ETD’s Slopestyle courses will feature small, large, in-between jumps built by Mt. Bachelor’s professional park crew and be different from previous years with multiple line options and a more creative layout.
Also new is Mt. Bachelor’s 18-foot Zaugg-cut Super Pipe, designed and built by Planet Snow Design’s Pat Malendoski. As builder of the 2002 Olympic pipe, U.S. Open, Grand Prix’s and High Cascade’s summertime pipe and park, this Super Pipe is guaranteed to be the best pipe Mt. Bachelor and Enter the Dragon have ever created.
2006 Enter the Dragon Dates.
Slopestyle: January 14, February 4, March 4
Super Pipe: January 15, February 5, March 5
Win, lose or draw, all competitors will be entered to win tons of great prizes from Burton, High Cascade, Quiksilver, Roxy, Vans, TransWorld, Nitro, Libtech/Gnu, Oakley, Salomon, Bonfire, Shelter, Dakine, Bataleon, ThirtyTwo, K2, Capita and more.
Sanctioned by the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA), riders who compete in the Enter the Dragon series will accumulate points to qualify for the USASA Nationals held March, 2006 at Northstar-at-Tahoe in California. The Nationals event is a great opportunity for snowboarders to measure their skills against others in the nation or to just meet snowboarders from around the country. Olympic Silver and Gold Medalists Danny Kass and Kelly Clark, respectively, both got their competitive starts in local USASA series’ like High Cascade’s Enter the Dragon and used them to have fun and accelerate their professional careers.
Register in person at Side Effect Board Shop (137 SW Century Dr, Bend) before 6pm each Friday before an event weekend. If you can’t make it that night, last minute registrations will be taken the morning of the event at Mt. Bachelor in the lower West Village Lodge from 7:00am to 9:00am sharp. Even if you pre-registered you still must check-in the morning of the event before 9:00am to pick up your bib.
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