2014 Showcase Showdown March 14 and 15
Showcase Showdown: We Hope To See You There!
The 17th annual Showcase Showdown is happening this weekend. We hope we see many of you there, either in the amateur contest (or pro contest) or watching in the crowd.
This is the longest running snowboard competition in Canada, and in its 17th year, this time they've taken it to the next level and have made it into a two-day event, and it is also included on the Snowboard World Tour. Epic!
$40,000 in Prize Money!
There is over $40,000 in prize money this year. For that reason alone, we figure it's worth a shot -- Okay, the real huge prize money is reserved for the pros, but amateurs can still split the registration money. And there is always the "showoff" event: Come join us for this rail jam after the main event and you could win a Samsung tablet.
Grab your snowboard (or rent one) and come on over to the GLC. Each day, the top three male (why only male, we wonder?) pro snowboarders will qualify for the WSSF (World Ski and Snowboard Festival) Shred Show.
“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.”
And, of course, There's the Monster Parties...
And, of course, each night there is a party. Friday night, stay for Face to Face at Merlins. Tickets are $20 and this is presented by Monster Energy. It starts at 9:00.
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/ Chad Chomlack
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Wednesday, March 12, 2014