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16th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails | 2019 Recap

Posted On: Sep 30, 2019

winners of HDHR 2019 on the stage holding their checks

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).

behind the stage of a concert

crowd at a concert 

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.

drone view of HDHR 2019 course

snowboarder doing a trick on a rail

snowboarder doing a trick on a rail

snowboarder doing a trick on a rail

snowboarder doing a trick on a rail

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.

HDHR 2019 course overview from drone

guy shoveling snow

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.

JUDGES


Joe Sexton
Dave Downing
Oliver Dixon
Johnny Miller

EMCEES


Jonny Castro
Eddie Wall
Stan Leveille

2019 WINNERS


WOMEN
1ST – $4000 – Alexis Roland
2nd – $2000 – Nora Beck
3rd – $1000 – Desiree Melancon

MEN
1ST –  $7000 – Jesse Paul
2nd – $3000 – Pat Fava
3rd – $2000 – Miles Fallon

BEST TRICK
$1000 – Ron Forth

2019 RIDERS LIST


FEMALES


Nora Beck
Lauren Derminio
Melissa Riitano
Alexis Roland
Nirvana Ortanez
Madison Blackley
Taylor Davies
Desiree Melancon

 

MALES


Ozzy Henning
River Richer
Drayden Gardner
Lenny Mazzotti
Benny Milam
Jordan Smallv
Keegan Hosefros
Francis Jobin
Brandon Davis
Mike Gray
Pat Fava
Christian Hobush
Kyle Kelly
Brin Alexander
Jaromie Nolan
Riley Nickerson
Zeb Powell
Keoni Kaimuloa
Bob Abrams
Anthony Slater
Kolman Lecroy
Jake Schaible
Ron Forth
Jonathan McDonald
Jesse Paul
Sam Klein
Braedon Wheeler
Sean Murphy
Miles Fallon
Scott Vine
Mike Skiba
Jed Sky
Zak Hale
Joey Fava
Jake Aaronson
Grant Giller
Blake Lamb
Chas Guldemond
Austin Visintainer
Tim Humphreys
Gab Jacques
Jagger Heckman
Cole Linzmeyer
Ben Poecheman
Jesse Gomez
Matt Shaffer
Ryan Pluche


Looking for more information on this event? Read everything you need to know about HDHR 2019.

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


first chair at SS

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. 

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OPENING DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON WEATHER AND CONDITIONS.