Snow in California IN September – sure no problem! The highly anticipated ‘Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails’, presented by Bear Mountain and Red Bull, once again takes over Big Bear Mountain on September 21st which makes for the 10th Annual Competition to take place. The mountain will be packed with 140 tons of manmade snow which will be swarming with top snowboarding pros, media, and fans that are highly anticipating the winter months for their chance to ‘hit the slopes’ again!
This year over 40 professional skateboarders will do their best to wow the crowd as they compete for not only the title but for $15,000 worth of bragging rights! Men’s first place will be awarded $10,000; women’s first place will be awarded $1,000. The best trick wins $500. Additional prizes include iPad Minis and go-pro cameras by Fusion of Ideas.
“From up-and-comers to seasoned riders, the 10th anniversary lineup is bigger and better than ever,” says Rio Tanbara, Director of Marketing for Bear Mountain. “Each year, riders take the contest to a new level, and we can’t wait to see what new tricks they have in store.”
Attendees can expect to see top riders such as: Bear Mountain Professional Team Riders Dylan Alito, Zak Hale, Brandon Hobush, Desiree Melancon and Scotty Vine, among dozens of other top riders. Judges include Chris Bradshaw, Joe Sexton, Scott Stevens, JP Walker and Dave Downing showcasing their moves.
This event is good for all ages and free to the public. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the competition begins at 2 p.m. In the meantime guests can gear up for the festivities by taking part in the giveaways and stocking up on the hot dogs, as they will be bountiful, as well as BBQ. There will also be multiple DJ’s on deck and live entertainment from ‘Five Knives’. So come out to Bear Mountain to get a day full of fun in the snow and see your favorites ‘shred the gnar’, and get amped for the winter season!
In case you missed it-here's a recap over last years' event!