So Cal Winter Kickoff Party Planned for Sept. 27 at Bear Mountain

By on August 20, 2014


BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.– Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 27 as the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails returns to Bear Mountain. Admission is free to the general public and gates open at 9:00 a.m.

The competition, presented by Bear Mountain and Red Bull, begins at 2:00 p.m. and features 40 top professional snowboarders from all over the world. An estimated 140 tons of ice will be chipped into snow to create an expanded event course that will include a sprawling urban-style layout, while placing the crowd in the middle of all the action.

“We’re very excited about hosting the largest winter kickoff event of the year,” said Rio Tanbara, Bear Mountain Marketing Director. “Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails started here 11 years ago, so it’s been fascinating to see the tremendous growth of this event into what it has become today. Come up and join us on Sept. 27.”

Judges for the competition include Bear Mountain professional team riders Joe Sexton, Chris Bradshaw, Scott Stevens and special guest judges to be announced.

Guests attending Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails can participate in a variety of games, enjoy live DJ’s and pick up promotional products from Red Bull, GoPro, Electric, Neff, ThirtyTwo and many other snowboard brands located onsite. Additionally this year, season pass holders will automatically be entered to win up to $5,000 in prizes just by purchasing their season pass. Prizes include free lodging packages, gift cards to Big Bear Mountain Resorts stores and more.

Attendees can also view the competition from Bear Mountain’s world famous Beach Bar, a 13,000-square-foot deck, just steps away from all of the event action.

Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails offers the final opportunity to purchase a 2014-2015 winter season pass for Bear Mountain and Snow Summit at 1990’s rollback prices, starting at $189.00 and up. Big Bear Mountain Resorts season passes provide guests with the option to enjoy either mountain, which gives snowboarders and skiers two great resorts for the price of one.

The season pass office at Bear Mountain will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Season pass holder benefits include a 20% discount on regular priced items at the Ice Box sports shop, 20% off lessons and 20% off food and beverage (excluding alcohol) all season long. The Ice Box is also offering additional discounts for the general public including up to 50% off selected outerwear from last season.

One of many added benefits to buying a season pass is that the Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails urban-style features will be placed in the Red Bull plaza for the public to enjoy this upcoming winter season.

For more information about Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails 2014, check or follow on Twitter @Bear_Mountain and #HDHR.

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