The first-annual Denver Backyard Bang Rail Jam is a good reason to stay off the slopes and in the city tomorrow while still getting a healthy dose of tasty shred.
Salomon Snowboards and The Art Institute of Colorado have teamed up to host the event that will bring top pro and amateur snowboarders from across the state and region to compete in the rail jam from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Golden Triangle District at 1200 Lincoln Street.
The entire Salomon Pro Team will be chilling at the event, including Louif Paradis, Jed Anderson, Chris Grenier, Bode Merrill, Scotty Arnold, Harrison Gordon and Chris Carr, while dozens of seasoned and up-and-coming local boarders throw down on a custom ramp created by the urban boarding gurus at Galvanic Design -- al for a chance to win some serious cash prizes ($2K for the dudes and $1K for the ladies).
If scoping boarders doesn't entice you, maybe the art will. The rail jam includes an exhibit of more than 30 one-of-a-kind snowboards, designed by students, potential students and alumni at the Art Institute of Colorado.
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Thankfully, the event planners know how broke snowboarders are and have made the event free and open to the public. Look for food, refreshments, games, demonstrations, giveaways, rider signings and music.
The event is inspired by a similar event hosted by the Art Institute's sister school in Portland, Oregon. Here's a video of the Portland event to whet your appetite.