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SnoPlanks Prequel 2019

Sat, May 11

Retro Pipe Contest

SnoPlanks, a craft snowboard and ski manufacturer based in Bend Oregon, is hosting their Fourth Annual freeride event called “Prequel” on SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2019 at Mt. Bachelor. The event and the name, “Prequel”, is a nod to the early years of freestyle snowboarding/skiing and a look at the backstory of today’s freestyle and freeriding competitions. The course will consist of hand shaped features, a mini pipe, side hits, and whole lot of stoke. Riders and skiers are encouraged to take the most creative lines and walk away with insane prizes!

“We are fortunate to be making snowboards and skis in Bend, Oregon and we wanted to do something for the local snow sliding community”, said James Nicol, co- founder of SnoPlanks, “We are going back to the roots of halfpipe riding before there were pipe dragons, when they were built by hand by the riders. The mini pipe will be great for riders to showcase their individual style and with Pete Alport behind the design of this course you know there will be some crazy features!” The event will include divisions for Masters (Over 40), Men’s Open Snowboard, Women’s Open Snowboard, Open Skiing, and Groms Ski and snowboard (15 years old and under).

Each competitor will receive a blackstrap bib, custom hydro flask, free beer and food, as well as a goodie bag. Additionally, there will be a silent auction at the after event and the top winner in each division will receive a plethora of prizes from event sponsors as well as some cash in their pocket! The after event and awards will be held in Bend at Boneyard Brewing's new pub and will include live music, food, drinks, and general merriment. Don't miss it!

Registration Full 


Friday, May 10 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration Party at Boneyard Brew Pub. Free drinks for competitors and sponsor giveaways


Saturday, May 11 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Practice 

9:45 a.m. Riders Meeting at the base of the course 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Competition 

5:00 p.m. After Party and Awards at Boneyard Brew Pub. Will include live music, silent auction, and great vibes.