Snowboarders looking for air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaIn the women’s division, the top competitor takes home $1,000 in cash, a Kawasaki KLX 110 off-road motorcycle, a one-year clothing sponsorship from Girl Powder and a pre-paid Boost Mobile phone. John McColly, director of marketing for the resort, describes the Triple Air as the largest event of the season. “We see riders from all over the western part of the country coming out to compete,” he said. In the event, snowboarders must tackle three enormous jumps in a row. Participants, including both amateurs and professionals, are judged on their overall performance including difficulty, height, style and landing. After the event, all competitors take part in a raffle and an after- party at the Bullwheel Bar & Grill. Past participants include Shawn White, Blaise Rosenthall, Matt Hammer and Gabe Taylor. Mountain High resort in the San Gabriel Mountains is going strong, thanks to ongoing snowmaking and recent storms that dusted the peaks with snow. This Saturday will mark the 10th annual $25,000 Kawasaki Triple Air at the ski area, the richest one-day snowboarding event in the country. Divisions consist of professional men, amateur men and open/pro women. Entry fees are $160 for professionals, $110 for amateurs and $110 for women. Fees include lift ticket, USASA membership, breakfast, lunch from Wahoos, drinks from Chambord, the raffle and after-party. Registration takes place from 7 to 9:30 a.m. in the West base lodge. The event begins at 11 a.m. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Prizes are awarded to the top 16 competitors. First place in the men’s division takes home $6,000 in cash and a Kawasaki KLX 110 Off-Road motorcycle. A Rolex watch, provided by sponsor Active Ride Shop, also goes to the rider with the best trick. last_img read more