Tailgate Alaska was founded in 2008 with the idea of making the world's best mountains attainable to riders from all different backgrounds. Over the years the event has evolved with the growing Thompson Pass snowboard scene that the event helped ignite. Today the ten day event gives participants basic amenities - as well as a large group of riders who have gained real world experience in the area over the years. It is designed to provide an affordable way to ride Alaska while accommodating the camaraderie of the diverse community that make up participants. 100% of ticket sales proceeds go to put on the event: Permits, lot plowing, toilets, garbage service, etc.