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Bear Mountain Hosts Fourth Annual War of Rails

Published on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 (2:44 p.m.)

Bear Mountain Hosts 4th Annual War of Rails
West Coast’s biggest ski event event featuring free entertainment, music, games and prizes
(Big Bear Lake, CA – February 26, 2013) – Bear Mountain is hosting the 4th Annual War of Rails presented by Under Armour that will take place March 1-3, 2013. This event brings top freestyle skiing professionals from all over the world together to compete for a $30,000 cash purse. The professionals will take to the sky with outrageous tricks and impressive agility. Bear Mountain, synonymous with innovation and creativity in the ski and snowboard industry, is the perfect place to showcase the raw talent of these competitors and the unique design of features in this contest.
War of Rails will feature free entertainment, music, games and prizes. The competition action happens in The Scene at Bear Mountain, easily viewable from any place on their 13,000-square foot sun deck. With an expected 4,000 spectators on-site, this is a crowd you’ll want to be a part of.
“Now in its fourth year, War of Rails is the biggest ski competition on the West Coast,” says Craig Coker, Founder of War of Rails. Coker has partnered with Bear Mountain and Under Armour, as well as Monster Energy, Bern Helmets, Wahoo’s, O-Tus Audio and Windell’s Camp to make War of Rails IV possible. “This is a one-of-a-kind event that sets itself apart from all others.”
The top 15 competitors from Friday’s competition receive an invitation to compete on Saturday among some of the best freestyle skiers in the world and a chance to win $15,000. Competitors include Matt Walker, John Kutcher and crowd favorite, McRea William, winner of W.O.R. II. The event will also be available online for live streaming via,, and
"W.O.R. promises to be the premier free ski event of 2013,” says Rio Tanbara, Director of Marketing at Bear Mountain. “Join the excitement March 1-3 at the world famous Bear Mountain!"
Join Bear Mountain as they challenge the world’s best freestyle skiers at War of Rails IV. Enjoy skiing or boarding on the best midwinter conditions in Southern California, then make your way down to The Scene for drinks and the best spectator event of the year. For more information including invitation list, course layout and live updates, visit or Bear Mountain’s website, Facebook and Twitter. Follow @bear_mountain on Instagram for live updates on the feature-building progress throughout the week!
About BBMR – Real Snow. Real Close. Real Deal.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) includes Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Together, BBMR has the region’s most progressive terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largest full-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services – just a tank of gas away roundtrip from most areas in Southern California. For more information, please visit BBMR is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a San Bernardino National Forest special use permit.

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