Heavy hitters unite at Jib for Japan this weekend at Bear Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 30, 2011 3:25 pm

This Sunday, April 3, the snowboarding industry will join together for a special contest at Bear Mountain to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Jib for Japan will feature a snowboard contest, demos, raffles, and auctions with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief fund.

“This was something that everyone in the industry felt strongly about,” said Chris Riddle, director of marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We wanted to do something that would benefit those affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Everyone has come together to make this a really great event, show their support, and help raise relief funds for Japan.”

Sponsors participating in the Jib for Japan charity event include: Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Transworld Media, Elm, Airhole, Alove, Ashbury, Endeavor, K2, Pow, Wrong Gear, Spy, Bataleon, Ride, Lobster, Neff, Celsius, Modus, Flow, Filtrate, Flux, Aerial7, Celtek, DC, Salonpas, Skull Candy, Surfside, Arbor, Inno, Sessions, Scion, 686, Neversummer, High Cascade, Active, Weekend, Bond, Signal Stepchild, Smith Optics, Sabre, South Bay Skates, Sunday Print Co., Union, Coal, Jack’s Garage, Sandbox and Wahoo’s.

Registration starts Sunday at 8 a.m. at Bear Mountain. There will be various classes open to the public to compete in, including Open Men, Master Men (30+), Women and 15 & under. The contest format is 20-minute jam qualifiers with the top 15 riders competing in a 20-minute jam finals. There are prizes for the top three finishers in each class. Donation fees start at $20 for season pass holders and $50 (including lift ticket) for non-season pass holders.

Guests are reminded to check out www.bigbearmountainresorts.com for the latest on events, lift ticket deals, weather and snow conditions and road information. There are still three ways to Big Bear, including Hwy 38 (through Redlands), Hwy 18 from Waterman through Lake Arrowhead and Hwy 18 (the back way through Lucerne Valley). Hwy 330 is closed below Running Springs. For up-to-the-minute mobile reports, guests can sign up for BBMR’s Text Club: http://bigbearmountain.hipcricket.com/.

For more information on the Jib for Japan, go to www.bearmountain.com.