Hot Dawgz and Handrails at Bear Mountain
Think it’s too early to be hitting the slopes? Not at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, Calif. The Hot Dawgz and Handrails event has been going on for 10 years now and each year is a fun way to kick off the season. What better way to get riders ready to buy their season passes than to start the So-Cal season off with a party?
The event features over 50 of the top jibbers in snowboarding, over 130 tons of snow, the Red Bull tour bus, live music, food and drink specials, freebies, giveaways and the cheapest season passes of the year. Not bad for an event that started with one rail in the parking lot. Now pro riders flock to compete at The Scene at Bear Mountain and vie for $15,000.
Tommy Gesme took top honors this year followed by Dillon Ojo in second place and Jordan Smalls with 3rd, while Jaeger Bailey took home best trick and Melissa Evans took the top spot for the women. The competition was webcast live for riders who couldn’t make it out watch the excitement of the little competition that has garnered quite the following in its 10 years. Honorable mention goes out to our very own Andrew Brewer who was out there killing it as well.