♦ Freeride Competition
Kicking Horse's Big Mountain Showdown
Big Mountain Freeride Showdown comes to BC's Kicking Horse March 17-18
The Big Mountain Freeride Showdown returns to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC on March 17 &18.
Wrangle the Chute is a pioneer event and a uniquely Kicking Horse Mountain Resort event combining Big Mountain skiing and riding with a ‘Bucking Bronco’ ride on the custom kicking horse.
The biggest two-day Big Mountain freeride showdown in the West features a patio grandstand including live DJ’s and an outdoor BBQ at Kicking Horse’s Heaven’s Door Yurt Café. Athletes choose the line they want to ski or ride and the tricks they want to attempt to impress the crowds while chasing a $2000 cash purse and additional prizes.
“This is an iconic event for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,” says Kicking Horse Mountain Resort President, Steve Paccagnan. “Many of the top skiers and riders in North America have experienced Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain terrain, unlike anything else in North America, so it is fitting we host one of Canada’s top Big Mountain Freeride Showdowns,” added Paccagnan.
The on-mountain showdown gets underway at ‘High Noon’ on both Saturday and Sunday with each pre-qualified participant getting a single run each day. On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the final competitor rolls in, the new champion will be awarded on site. “This event provides spectators the best in Big Mountain skiing and riding excitement,” says Matt Mosteller, Vice President of Marketing, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “It can’t be beat, stay ski in ski out, enjoy incredible snow conditions, relax in the beer garden and savor the juicy BBQ and take in the most unique event held in Canada” added Mosteller.
The Heaven’s Door Yurt Café, in Crystal Bowl, will be transformed into a lively grandstand for an outstanding view of all of the action. Spectator entry is free with a lift ticket and Kokanee BBQ will be smoking with mouth-watering burgers. Saddle on up and make your way to witness one of Canada’s top Freeski Showdowns, presented in partnership with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, The Alberta Jeep Dealers Association, Red Bull, Rossignol, Kokanee and Smith Sports Optics.
For more info: http://www.kickinghorseresort.com/
Photo courtesy of Kicking Horse Resort.
SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles