Put down that beach ball and pick up your snowboard because Mountain High Resort is trucking in 40 tons of snow Saturday, October 4th, for the Buck Strikes Back rail jam. Originally held in 2005, the Buck Off was a signature pre-season competition that set the stage for similar events nationwide. This season it’s back and taking place on the streets of Wrightwood, CA. Aside from the early-season shred session, guests can stroll through the vendor village, buy or sell equipment in the giant ski & snowboard swap, chow down on chili from the annual Chili Cook-off, and see the premier of Mountain High’s new short film, Montage.
Says John McColly, Director of Marketing, “Nothing gets you thinking winter like 40 tons of snow. It’s been seven year’s since we produced the last Buck Off so be sure to put October 4th on your calendar. You don’t need to travel far far way to get in some pre-season snow play.”
The Buck Strikes Back is a unique alternative to traditional Oktoberfest activities. 40 tons of snow is being used to create a 10,000 square foot winter jib arena complete with all levels of rails and boxes. It takes roughly five hours to cover the arena and park personnel will be on hand all day to make sure the snow stays at its best. A 20 foot start ramp provides the runway and guests will have their choice of several different features including a down rail, flat boxes, a stair set, and a finishing jib. Difficulty levels vary from easy to advanced so there is something for everyone plus there will be a Best Trick Contest at 4pm. Twenty five participants consisting of pros, celebrity riders, and ripping pass holders will be competing for cash and prizes. Be sure to put on your best performance because the Buck Strikes Back aint no “Wookie” competition.
The rail yard is open to all ages, male and female, skiers and snowboarders. There is no additional fee however a new 2014/15 season pass and helmet are required. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, OR download a liability form from Mountain High’s website at www.mthigh.com, have it notarized with a parent’s signature and bring it with them.
Guests who purchase their season pass at the event will receive more than $200 in FREE benefits and renewing pass holders save an additional $50 off Adult, Young Adult, and College passes. Regularly $699, prices start at just $249 for Young Adults and $299 for Adults. For avid skiers and snowboarders they are the best way to save money and pay for themselves in as little as 5 visits. Children six and under receive a free season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass. Click here for a complete listing of prices and benefits. http://www.mthigh.com/season-pass-sale
For those not interested in jibbing, there are plenty of other free activities. Guests can check out the latest products from Burton, Lib Tech, Explosive, Gnarly, Smith, Virus and more in the vendor village, plus get huge deals on snowboarding equipment from the nearby Mountain Outhouse. New this year will be a giant ski & snowboard swap where guests can sell their gear or pick up new equipment for the coming season. The festival begins at 1:00pm with riding and entertainment until 5pm. Guests are invited to stick around for the after party where they can quench their thirst at the Yodeler for just a buck-a-beer and watch the premier of Montage, the latest snowboard film from Mountain High.
Said Spencer Link, Mountain High Team Rider, “This is the only local event where the public can ride mid-summer. It’s great to get back on the snow and stretch my legs for a day. I can’t wait to ride Mountain High this winter.”
Don’t miss the Buck Strikes Back October 4th, 2014, from 1pm to 5pm. May the forest be with you. For more information or to schedule an interview please contact John McColly, CMO, at (760) 316-7803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mountain High
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing and snowboarding is available 7 nights-a-week peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 17 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at mthigh.com.
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