Compete For A Chance To Be Named Shredder of the Mountain
WHISTLER, BC March 17, 2017 – The Showcase Showdown presented by Burton Snowboards and Vans, one of Canada’s longest running snowboard competitions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Whistler Blackcomb on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The competition will be returning to the same location as last year at the top of the Emerald Express chairlift on Whistler Mountain with a new video game themed format.
In keeping with the video game theme, this year’s competition will consist of five “levels”. Each rider will earn points based on their rank in each of the competition “levels” and the rider with the most points overall will be named Shredder of the Mountain.
“We are going back to our roots to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Showcase Showdown with the video game themed Shredder of the Mountain format,” says Deanne Gale, manager at Showcase Snowboards. “The five “levels” of the competition include a jump, rails, a quarter pipe and new this year, the Snake Run and Euro Carve categories.”
Festivities will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, March 25 with registration remaining open during the event for those wanting to join in the fun last minute. With $7,500 in cash and prizes up for grabs courtesy of Burton, Vans, Volcom, Sandbox, Salomon, Skullcandy, Dakine, Samsung and Merlin’s, it will be hard to pass up. New for this year is a beer and barbeque garden next to the course, which will surely make this year’s Showcase Showdown one to remember.
Riders can register for the Showcase Showdown presented by Burton and Vans in person at Showcase Snowboards or online at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/showdown.
The entrance fee is $30 for adults, $15 for youth and $15 for children. Discounted lift tickets are available for athletes and spectators. The Showcase Showdown After-Party will take place at Merlin’s Bar & Grill following the event.
About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,170 centimetres (461 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.