Mountain High Resort is trucking in 40 tons of snow on Saturday for the Buck Strikes Back rail jam. This season it’s taking place on the streets of Wrightwood.
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.
“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,” says John McColly, Director of Marketing.
The Buck Strikes Back uses 40 tons of snow 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 at1:00pm 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.