Brought to you by Russell Winfield, longtime professional snowboarder and living legend, the Ayee Esse Happening is at Bear Mountain on April 2 & 3, 2022, and features music, mini pipe competition, and culture.

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to all ages. Registration to spectate the competition in the base area, enjoy the live performances or walk the vendor booth is not required. All guests must have a valid lift ticket or season pass to receive access* to Bear Mountain or Snow Summit on-hill activities, including but not limited to skiing/snowboarding.

*At this time, lift tickets or season passes are not required for base area access. BBMR does not offer any snow play or general recreation areas and winter non-lift uphill access is not permitted at any time. Guests attempting to access BBMR lifts and trails or participating in on-hill activities without a valid lift ticket or season pass may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of lift privileges and removal from the resort.

Event Schedule

Saturday, April 2

8:30AM: Chairlifts start rolling & vendor village opens
9AM-1PM: In-person registration/check-in for the halfpipe competition at the Fat Tire Tent
2PM: Live concert - DJ Tye Hollywood
2:45PM: Live concert - DJ VIP
3:30PM: Live concert - OT Genasis

Sunday, April 3

8:30AM: Chairlifts start rolling & vendor village opens
9AM-10:30AM: In-person registration/check-in for the halfpipe competition at the Fat Tire Tent
11AM: Pipe closes for maintenance
12PM-2:30PM: Mini Pipe competition
2PM: Live concert - DJ SlipMat
2:45PM: Live concert -TJ Mizell
3:30PM: Live concert - theLINE

About the Competition

The Ayee Esse (pronounced A S ) Mini Pipe Competition judged on style. Everyone is welcome to compete. This will be a stress-free competition in a jam-style format; it's like an open mic night; riders will be able to express themselves how they choose each time they drop-in. Russell can't wait to see this all goes down; it will be similar to watching all my friends session a mini skateboard ramp. Everyone will be clapping their hands together for tricks being laid down.

There will be a winner selected for the Women's category and a winner for the Men's. Also, there will be several other small cash prizes handed out for best trick, etc. This is all about the Camaraderie and to be shared with everyone, so sign up and come ride with us.Judges Russell Winfield, Chris Bradshaw, and other top pros.


  • Register online today to participate in a Mini Pipe (with jibs) competition on Sunday, April 3. This competition is located off Bear Mountain's Chair 5*. This event us a Jam format (3 hours). This FREE competition is open to all ages **and abilities. Online registration is closed. Please register in-person.
  • In-Person at the Fat Tire tent
    • Saturday (4/2/22) 9AM-1PM
    • Sunday (4/3/22) 9AM -10:30AM

NOTE: Participation is first come, first serve with a cap at 100 skiers/riders.
*All participants must have a valid 21/22 season pass, 22/23 season pass or day-ticket to compete.
**Skiers & riders under 18 must have a parent or guardian complete a liability waiver before competing.


  • 1st place is the "Sauce Award"
  • Prizes TBD
    • Men’s & Women’s group winner
    • Ikon Pass or a set of Pro Wheel (more to come on prizes)
    • “Sauce” Winners: Cash prize
Ayee Esse Happening Flyer