Freestyle ski pros and thousands of fans flock to the West Coast’s biggest ski event featuring Olympian’s Joss Christensen and Torin Yater-Wallace!
The 5th Annual War of Rails, presented by Under Armour, is returning to Bear Mountain on February 28-March 1, 2014. The country’s top freestyle skiers will hit The Scene at Bear Mountain to compete for bragging rights and an impressive $30,000 cash purse.
“War of Rails is the biggest ski competition on the West Coast,” said Craig Coker, Founder of War of Rails. Coker has partnered with Bear Mountain and title sponsor Under Armour, as well as Red Bull, Bern Helmets, Wahoo’s, Power 106, Windells, SnoCru, Outdoor Tech, and Ion to make War of Rails V possible. Anon will sponsor the Best Trick with a prize of $2,000.
The top 15 competitors from Friday’s qualifying competition will throw down on Saturday among some of the best freestyle skiers in the world for a chance to earn the title of War of Rails champion, as well as the $30,000 cash prize. Over two-dozen top freestyle skiers are already confirmed to compete.
On Saturday, guests can enjoy the perfect spring skiing conditions at Bear Mountain, then make their way to The Scene to catch the non-stop action. Spectators can head to the 13,000-square-foot Beach Bar to soak up the sun and enjoy drinks, live music, games, giveaways, see one of the biggest and best ski events of the year.
Red Bull will be streaming the competition live from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The live stream will be available on newschoolers.com andfreeskier.com For more information, including the invited athletes list, course layout and live updates, visit warofrails.com or Bear Mountain’s website, Facebook and Twitter.
“We’re so excited for the return of the War of Rails event this year,” said Rio Tanbara, Director of Marketing for Bear Mountain. “The course is the biggest and best one yet, and all the top riders will all be here to throw down their best tricks. We hope that everyone will head up to enjoy this one-of-a-kind event.”