Big Bear Open – Come Get Your Shine On!
Break out the sunblock, the 2nd stop of the Paul Mitchell 2008 Opens Freeski tour rolls into Big Bear this weekend for what is sure to be a weekend filled with sunshine, slopeside bbq’s and some of the best slopestyle and halfpipe action in the country.
Similar to the North American Open, the Big Bear Open will feature a jam format allowing athletes to take multiple slopestyle and halfpipe runs as well as a free rider lunch each day courtesy of the folks at Molly O’s hillside BBQ. Choice!
Want to get in on the action? Maybe have yourself a relaxed afternoon slopeside at Bear, sipping drinks and watching the competition? Here’s the schedule you’ll need. Punch it into your calendar, call out of work, have yourself a day. C’mon, you deserve it.
Friday – March 7th, 2008
â€¢ Competitor registration/check-in: 8 AM-4 PM (Registration Area)
â€¢ VIP Media/Check-in: 8 AM-4 PM (Registration Area)
â€¢ Meet with Dan Skivington/Bear: 9:00 AM (Half-pipe)
â€¢ HP/SS Training: 9 :00 AM – 3:30 pm
â€¢ RIDER meeting: 4:00 PM (Registration Area)
Saturday – March 8th, 2008
â€¢ Competitor Check-In: 8 AM-4 PM (Registration Area)
â€¢ HP Inspection/Practice: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
â€¢ HP Qualifying Begins: 9:30 AM (NEW Open Jam Format)
â€¢ HP Qualifying Ends: 11:30 AM
â€¢ Lunch for Athletes: 11:30 AM (Molly Oâ€™s Hill Side BBQ)
â€¢ 20 Men and 5 Women Move to finals for â€œBest Of 2 Runsâ€ Bib toss at lunch
â€¢ Halfpipe Finals Practice: 12:30 pm
â€¢ Halfpipe Finals Starts: 1:00 pm
â€¢ Halfpipe Finals End: 3:00 pm
Sunday – March 9th, 2008
â€¢ Late Competitor Check-In: 8:00 AM > 9:00 AM
â€¢ Inspection/Practice: 8:30AM-9:30 AM
â€¢ SS Qualifying Begins: 9:30 AM (NEW Open Jam Format)
â€¢ 20 Men and 5 Women Move to finals for â€œBest Of 2 Runsâ€
â€¢ Lunch for athletes: 11:30 AM (Molly Oâ€™s Hill Side BBQ)
â€¢ 20 Men and 5 Women Move to finals for â€œBest Of 2 Runsâ€ – Bib toss at lunch
â€¢ SS Finals Practice: 12:30 PM
â€¢ SS finals â€“ 2 runs: 1:00 PM
â€¢ Awards: 3:00 PM