3rd Rail Jam to bring snowboarding, skiing, hip-hop, art, fashion to Boreal | SierraSun.com

3rd Rail Jam to bring snowboarding, skiing, hip-hop, art, fashion to Boreal

Sun Staff reports

Boreal Mountain Resort will host the third and final stop of the 3rd Rail Jam on Saturday. The event showcasing some of the best in snow sports, hip hop music, graffiti art and fashion. Complete with open mens, womens and under 15-year-old ski and snowboard rail jam, the event will unite Tahoes best skiers and riders with the old days of hip-hop culture. All skiers and riders looking to get their hands on the prize purse will need an entry fee of $20.Cash prizes, MC battles, DJ performances, a graffiti royalty Pose II on-mountain demo and a performance by Pigeon John and Self Expression Musics own Grins andamp; Lam will mark an event thats high octane from start to finish. There will also be an opportunity to make it into the music video for the Grins andamp; Lam hit song, Fight to the Top, featuring Pigeon John, taking place all day at the event and then at the afterparty at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee.Underarmor, Skullcandy, Kangol, POW Gloves and Launch Snowboards will be on hand to show everyone their new lines and give away product to lucky attendees. Additional gear giveaways from Guerilla Fist Clothiers, Turbine Clothiers, Gravis, Anon, Smith Optics, and Bern Helmets will also take place throughout the day. The Underarmor Bunker also will play host to a variety of hip-hop events, including rap battles, DJ mixing and breakdancing straight out of a South Bronx block party via 1983.Named after its three-rail combination set-up for rail jam participants, the guys from 3rd Rail, New Jersey natives Timmy Grins and Pat Hession, have been working closely with terrain park mastermind Eric Rosenwald to create the contest set-up.After the money is counted and winners crowned, party people will make their way to Boreals lodge for the live performance from Pigeon John and his squad before moving the party to FiftyFifty, where there will be graffiti on-model painting, fashion show, DJs, breakdancing and a music video shoot live from Truckee.The 3rd Rail Series kicked off in Mountain Creek, N.J., on Jan. 10. From there the event moved to North Carolina on Feb. 7.For more information on 3rd Rail, visit http://www.3rdrailjam.com or http://www.breakneckroad.com.