Tailgate Alaska Returns To Valdez March 26-April 11, 2010

We are honored to invite you to ride the best mountains and snow
conditions of your life at Tailgate Alaska 2010. Come ride the Chugach
this March and April and see the unlimited bottomless powder and mindnumbing
peaks for yourself. Our goal is simple — to share the best of the
best with you.
Many pro riders will partake in the action — but each and every person
finds a way to 'epic out,' regardless of skill level. In the downtime, it’s all
about moments shared amongst industry insiders, pros, and the avid
enthusiasts in the basecamp on Thompson Pass. When the clouds clear,
riders head off in all directions to ride the biggest, steepest and deepest
peaks in the world.
Alaskan Backcountry Adventures (ABA heli operations) will be flying
skiers and riders to such infamous peaks as Berlin Wall, Python, School
Bus, Bloodstain, Kiwi, RFS and many more. Other riders bring, or rent
snowmobiles for easy access.
According to event creator Mark Sullivan, "I've spent the last 20 years
traveling the world chasing snow, and have yet to find anything better,
let alone comparable to Valdez. I am honored to work alongside Alaska
snowboarding pioneer Nick Perata to share the experience with you."
Tailgate Alaska is scheduled for March 26 – April 9, 2010. The King of the
Hill snowboarding contest is slated for April 3, 2010 (with April 4th – 7th
as weather days.) The two symbiotic events are the ultimate heliboarding
experiences to be had for all levels of snowboarders.
For more information, check out www.tailgatealaska.com.
Tailgate Alaska was formed in 2008 by Mark Sullivan (Media Knievel, founder of
SNOWBOARD magazine, and former editor of Snowboarder Magazine.) Held annually on
Thompson Pass (Valdez, AK) at the ABA heli operations base area. Nick Perata, known
for his starring role in the feature film First Descent, hosts the Tailgate Alaska basecamp
and its webcast series.