Mt Bachelor Announces Ummm…Everything!

Mt Bachelor Announces Ummm…Everything!

List of Ingredients:

Game on! Mt Bachelor has announced the roster for the 2008-2009 freeride and grom teams. Watch for this cast of characters throughout the west next season. Killin it in competition, slaying lines in the backcountry or making magic for the camera is their specialty. Based in Bend, Oregon but comfortable wherever the snow flies, these riders are leading the charge and reppin’ their home mountain in style.

Freeride Team

  • Josh Dirksen
  • Austin Smith
  • Mark Dvorak
  • Ashley Thornton
  • Skyler Thornton
  • Katie Williams
  • Ben Watts
  • Curtis Ciszek
  • Aaron Karitis
  • Dan Bruton
  • Johnny Malanga

Grom Squad

  • Cole Ortega
  • Lucas Wachs
  • Grant Gorham
  • Maddie (Moo) Eakin
  • Ben Ferguson
  • Zach Ferguson
  • Gabe Ferguson
  • Gus Warbington
  • Kent Callister
  • Devyn Schnake
  • Dru Brownrigg
  • Jake Selover
  • Nathan Jacobson

We’re also amped to announce our new team promoter Kyle Martin who will be providing updates on our team’s exploits on www.mtbachelor.com via an all new Team blog. He’s not some marketing hack who thinks he can ski trying to sound cool (oops that’s me), he’s up on the hill shredding with the team and bringing it to you fresh. Watch for the Team blog in October.

But wait there’s more!

The all new Oregon Cup Freeride Series is on the way. Mt Bachelor is blowing up our Freeride events series for 2008/2009. December to March we’re bringing 4 event weekends, 4 unique formats – Saturdays is Open Class for top shreds, Sundays is a fun day for the half pints and amateurs, plus night and team jams. That’s not all! We’re bringing two open spring bashes in April and May! Cheers to our likely sponsors (free shout outs people) Skjersaas, Powder House, Side Effect, Pepsi and Helly Hansen.

December 20 & 21, 2008:
PNW Rail Jam. Saturday Open Class only – afternoon qualifiers and evening finals under the lights in West Village. Skiers and Riders open Jam at 1 p.m. to select top 10 skiers and riders for the night finals to start at 4:00 pm. Sunday half pint PNW Rail Jam in the Sunshine Terrain Park. Skier, rider and female categories.

January 24 & 25, 2009:
Bachy Slope Style. All the steeze of slope style with a shortened course in prime view of the Pine Marten Lift. 5 +/- elements with skier, rider and female categories. Saturday is Open Class for top shreds at Pine Marten, and Sunday is for the amateurs and half pints in the I-Park off Skyliner Chair.

March 21 & 22, 2009:
Team Bachy Slope style. Grab your bro or chica and hit the course as a dynamic duo. This event is all about flow and teamwork. 5 +/- elements in prime view of West Village on Saturday for Open Class. Skier, rider, mixed and coed categories. Sunday half pint Team Bachy Slopestyle in the Sunshine Park.

April 18 & 19, 2009:
Big Air meets QP. This two feature event tackles the two marquis disciplines of air. Stomp your trick and cap it with amplitude on the QP immediately below. Height is power. Skier, rider, and female categories. Saturday is Open Class and Sunday is half pint Big Air meets QP.

The April 25th and May 2nd dates are Saturday only and open to all ages and disciplines. Come pummel the Superpipe in April and prepare for high energy boarder/skier X in May.
Dudes, it’s September, this is subject to change – but it’s going to be dope regardless.

Two other things you will do right now if you are man (or woman) enough.

  1. Get to Skjersaa’s Ski Shop in Bend on Saturday at 5 pm for the premiers of Reasons by Poor Boyz Productions and Hunting Yeti. Find AK yours truly the marketing guy and Hames the park master for updates on all the fun.
  2. Check out the ridiculously low rates on season passes at Mt Bachelor WHEN YOU ACT by Sept 30. $249 for teen and $349 for 19-23. Whoa! mtbachelor.com
    You know you are going to stay tuned, so I won’t say it.

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