Saturday, Jan. 25 will bring a massive snowstorm to Tennessee—the return of the second annual event, Chattanooga Rail Jam, a snowboarding competition presented by Mellow Mushroom Waterside and Dodge City Ski. While snowboarding parks and competitions are rare in cities like Chattanooga, last year’s event brought in more than 1,000 people and this year’s competition is expected to attract an even larger audience.
Any event with an overabundance of pizza, drinks, snow and live music by DJ Scuba Steve is a gathering most are more than willing to make time for. Cocktail bars, the Mellow Bake Bus and six tons of snow will take over the Mellow Mushroom Waterside location at 2318 Lifestyle Way.
While admission is free, the crowd can sip beers and cocktails from multiple on-site bars including a Jack Daniels and Chattanooga Whiskey bar, a Budweiser of Chattanooga bar, a Gnarly Head Wine bar and a Three Olives Vodka bar.
This year’s event will promote awareness for Tennessee Riverkeeper. Donations can even be exchanged for free drink or pizza slice vouchers to enjoy as snowboard contestants compete for exciting prize packs courtesy of Mellow Mushroom and Dodge City Ski.
Men, women and youth will showcase their best techniques in the mini snow park of rails and jumps for a panel of judges. The top three competitors will be awarded a free snowboard and DJ party by Scuba Steve, among other fun prizes.
Chattanooga Rail Jam 2014 is an event open to contestants and crowds of all ages. Doors open at 4 p.m., open snowboarding starts at 6 and the competition will begin at 7.
— Leith Tigges