Boreal to host Jibassic Pro Rail Invitational |

Boreal to host Jibassic Pro Rail Invitational

For the second consecutive year, Boreal Mountain Resort will be getting a jump on the winter season with its preseason original Jibassic Pro Rail Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The snowboard-only event is the only preseason competition in the Tahoe area, with pro and top amateur urban style riders competing.

Machine-made snow will create the run-in and landing areas at the competition location, which is just steps from the main lodge.

Competitors will slide a custom-built 30-step staircase consisting of four fun box options ” two flat, one flat-down and one down-flat-down.-

“With last year’s contest featuring 50 competitors and 3,000 spectators, we hope the second time around will be even bigger and better,” said Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Mountain Resort terrain park director. “A shot at the cash prize purse isn’t a bad way to start off the season either.” –

Local talents Jake Devine and Destinee Perata took first place in the men’s and women’s snowboard division at the 2005 competition. –

Standard Films’ latest release, “Draw The Line” ” featuring Jeremy Jones, Drew Fuller, Juuso Laivisto and 10 other top riders ” will be shown at dusk.

Entry to the movie and the Jibassic Pro Rail Invitational is free for all ages. Boreal’s supporting vendors will offer a tent village handing out swag at the event.

Judging by last year’s competition, those planning to attend should dress warmly or hang out by the bonfire, where they’ll have the chance to listen to a guest DJ live throughout the competition and after-party.-

Food and beverages will be available at the event. For questions, to inquire about competing, or to view the night’s complete schedule, visit or

Boreal’s Jibassic Park was named one of North America’s top 10 terrain parks recently by Fuel TV, a youth action sports cable channel.

Featured on the “10 Count,” a weekly show that lists various “bests” within the realm of youth action sports, Boreal was the only resort featured from the Tahoe region.—

The show recognized Boreal as a resort with deep snowboarding roots, offering one of the first terrain parks in the country.

Highlights from “10 Count” also included several pros and snowboard industry representatives commenting on the unique aspects of Boreal’s terrain park, which include innovative terrain park features, motivation to open early and the mountain’s diehard enthusiasm for making snowboarding fun.

To check out “10 Count” footage featuring Boreal Mountain Resort, visit or, Boreal’s youth action site that features other video clips, photo galleries, upcoming events, park news, season pass sales and terrain feature updates throughout the winter. –

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