VIDEO: Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Returns to Bear Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 23, 2014 12:46 pm

The 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails returns to Bear Mountain Resort this Saturday, September 27. 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 of the action.

The competition begins at 2:00pm and features 47 top professional snowboarders from all over the world, including: Dylan Alito, Isabella Borriello and Johnny Miller. Admission is free to the general public with gates opening at 9:00 AM.


Video by Bear Mountain

“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.”

Guests attending the event can participate in a variety of games, enjoy live DJ’s and pick up promotional products from Red Bull, GoPro, Neff, ThirtyTwo and many other snowboard brands located onsite. To sweeten the pot this year, season pass holders will automatically be entered to win up to $20,000 in prizes, of which include free lodging packages, gift cards to Big Bear Mountain Resort stores and more.

A great turnout for the 2013 Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails event | Photo Big Bear Resorts

A great turnout for the 2013 Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails event. | Photo: Bear Mountain

The rail competition offers some of Snowboarding's best | Photo Bear Mountain

The rail competition offers some of snowboarding’s best. | Photo: Bear Mountain

 Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails

Who wouldn’t enjoy pre-season kickers? Photo: Bear Mountain

Haven’t picked up your season pass yet? No problem, the Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails event offers the final opportunity to purchase a 2014-2015 winter pass at 1990’s rollback prices, starting at $189.00. With the pass, guests can enjoy both Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit all for the price of one.

Check out last year’s epic event:

More information regarding season passes and benefits can be found here.