16th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails | 2019 Recap
ALEXIS ROLAND & JESSE PAUL TAKE HOME TOP HONORS AT HOT DAWGZ & HAND RAILS 2019
Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails annually features some of the best riders competing on a one-of-a-kind rail jam course designed and built by Big Bear Mountain Resort's renowned park staff.
Toss in must-see music performances and a bunch of snow-starved fanatics ready to party like there’s no tomorrow, and it’s no wonder why HDHR has been one of the most influential and innovative events in the snowboarding industry for 16 years running. Thanks to everyone who made it out to this year's event at Snow Summit (Sept., 28, 2019).
HAPPY SWEET 16
Established in 2003, Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) – aka “the largest winter kickoff party known to man” – is one of the snowboarding industry’s biggest events, featuring some of the best riders competing in a one-of-a-kind rail jam contest + live music and vendor activations.
The 2019 rail jam course had 11 jibs, with two different jib pads.
Starting at the top from rider’s right featured a down flat down rail, a down bar with middle gap separated by a stair case, a 6’ down bar with a jam up the front, a double slide with variable length rails, and a brand new, never-been-done-before 6’ corrugated down bar that was also separated by a stair case. The second pad had a full plaza set up with close-in and close-outs. From right to left, the layout included half of the El Toro stair set with a gap to down bar and a close-out down bar, in a cross fall line deck rail with another deck rail gap to down bar in the middle of the close-in, and the other half of the El Toro stair set with a gap off down bar and another close out down bar on the left side of pad.
This year’s event featured another stacked lineup with Jesse Paul taking home the top prize on the men’s side while Alexis Roland won the women’s draw. Ron Forth earned Best Trick honors with a BS 630 that thrilled the thousands of spectators in attendance. To top things off, HDHR 2019 also featured live performances by NOFX, The Vandals, and The Bronx.
1ST – $4000 – Alexis Roland
2nd – $2000 – Nora Beck
3rd – $1000 – Desiree Melancon
1ST – $7000 – Jesse Paul
2nd – $3000 – Pat Fava
3rd – $2000 – Miles Fallon
$1000 – Ron Forth
2019 RIDERS LIST
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2019 HDHR SHIRTS
Bring home the fun with Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails apparel – available exclusively online while supplies last. Shirts are on sale for $9.95 - originally $24.95.
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LET’S KEEP THE PARTY GOING
We were so excited to have participants and their friends/family attend this event. From vendor booths and free swag to the contest, this weekend was one for the books. Get ready for 2019/20 Winter Opening Days. Snow Summit is scheduled to open for the 2019/20 winter season on Friday, Nov. 15 and Bear Mountain is scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 22.
OPENING DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON WEATHER AND CONDITIONS.