Boreal's Jibassic Pro Invitational pre-season jib event will continue this fall, but Boreal is changing the focus to include public participation. Locals will have a chance to compete for cash and prizes rather than just the pros.

"We noticed the talent in the public jib arena was astounding," said Jon Slaughter, Marketing Director. "The kids were more excited about making their first turns for the season than watching the pro event, so we decided to switch the format and give back to our core audience."

The event will have two separate contests--a Public Best-Trick Contest and a Team Video Contest. The public jib arena will cost $10 for a hike ticket (free for Boreal season passholders). Participants can take home a piece of the $2,000 cash purse along with other prizes from select event sponsors. 

Teams of up to four can pre-register as of Oct. 1 online for the Team Video Contest. Space is limited to the first 15 teams to register and pay the $50 fee that includes venue access for the team during the contest weekend plus two exclusive video sessions. Teams will compete for the FUEL TV sponsored $2,000 winner-take-all cash prize, along with prizes from event sponsors such as Southwest Airlines.

The date for the Jibassic Public Invitational depends on snowmaking. "For the past three years, Donner Summit has been fortunate to get a cold spell in early October," said Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Terrain Park Manager. "When it happens this season, Boreal will have the snowmaking system ready to blow snow for the event." 

Boreal's Web cam targets the snowmaking site for the event. Skiers and riders can sign up for text message alerts to be instantly notified once the date has been set for the event. Contest rules are available online.

More information. Or call 530-426-3666.