You are invited to participate in wintersport's most remarkable event.


Nine years ago Tailgate Alaska began in a single tent on Thompson Pass with a handful of professional athletes, media veterans, six cases of beer, and a few dedicated recreational riders. What happened that first year would change snowboarding forever. It began a new model to market the sport - one which put inclusion, experience, and participation above everything else. Simply put, everyone who has attended Tailgate Alaska has been
a participant - nobody comes here to watch.

You are invited to learn about the backcountry, explore further than ever before, and ride the most diverse terrain of your life. You are invited to Tailgate Alaska 10.

Tailgate Alaska 10 returns to Thompson Pass March 17 - 26, 2017


Safe. Practical. Affordable.

Alaska is all it's cracked up to be — and more. Tailgate Alaska offers a gathering of like-minded individuals, discounts on accommodations, snow safety classes, and entertainment. We even have multiple rescue teams on hand, if needed. The goal of Tailgate Alaska is to make riding iconic mountains affordable and safe for those who dream of riding the biggest and the best.

Going into its tenth year, Tailgate Alaska is the conduit to introduce thousands of riders to Alaska. Tailgate Alaska provides zero-approach access to amazing peaks in the heart of Thompson Pass. The festival runs 10 days to compensate for variable weather and to ensure there's enough time to have the full Alaskan experience. 

Tailgate Alaska is the opportunity to live out your skiing and snowboarding dreams.


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I came to push my snowboarding limits. I did this and much more.
— Kerry Kitteringham, Recreational Participant
The first thing I decided when I won the gold medal was to come to Alaska... Tailgate has been awesome. This is just amazing.
— Julia Dujmovits, Olympic Gold Medalist, Austria
It is the best freeride event for sure.
— Marcus Fischer, GoPro
Tailgate Alaska has become a staple of snowboarding.
— Travis Rice, Professional Athlete

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