WHISTLER, BC – March 3, 2014 – The legendary Showcase Showdown snowboard competition, presented by Monster Energy, will return to Whistler Blackcomb March 14 -15, 2014. This annual snowboarding competition will be held as a two day event for the very first time this year and has now been added to the roster of events on the World Snowboard Tour.
The two-day Showcase Showdown will include a snowboard Slopestyle competition in the Nintendo Terrain Park on Blackcomb Mountain as well as a Big Air event at the base of Whistler Mountain in Skier's Plaza. Both events will include men's and women's Pro and Amateur categories with a total prize purse of $20,000. The first place prize for men in each discipline is $8,000, and for women, $2,500. As an added bonus, the top three Pro men from each day will earn a spot in the Monster Shred Show during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in April.
"We are so excited to include the Showcase Showdown as a four-star event on the World Snowboard Tour," says Fabia Grüebler, Tour Director of the World Snowboard Tour. "With the high quality terrain parks and jumps Whistler Blackcomb builds, the huge prize purse, and an opportunity for athletes to qualify for the Monster Shred Show, this competition should attract some amazing talent and we can't wait to watch it all go down."
Over the course of the weekend there will be a Monster Energy party at Merlin's Bar on Friday night, and at the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) on Saturday night, as well as a "Showoff" rail jam outside of the GLC on Saturday where competitors will battle it out with their best rail tricks for a Samsung Tablet. Spectators are welcome at each event and are encouraged to come and watch some of the top snowboarders in the region.
Those looking for further event details or registration information can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/events
Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/deals_packages or call 1-888-403-4727.
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 1,174 centimetres (462 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.
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About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a new breed of sports governing body made up of a professional network of events, athletes, nations and industry partners. TTR has been built upon the sport’s core values and unique culture with the goal of making snowboarding the most recognized progressive sport in the world. The overall objective is to uphold the progression of snowboarding by providing fair and open competition environments, including innovative judging and ranking systems, that allow for athletes to develop from rookies into world-class athletes. A non-profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns and operates the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. At the end of each World Snowboard Tour competitive season, TTR Pro Snowboarding awards World Snowboard Tour Champion titles in each of the following categories: Overall, Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.