Friday, April 5, 2013

End of season competitions at Tahoe ski resorts

The snow is melting fast, but we have enough for two final snowboard competitions this weekend.

Check out the High Roller Hold Em big-air snowboard competition at Heavenly this Saturday. This is a jumping event with a casino theme. The top riders in the industry have been invited to display their skills on the big-air ramp, constructed on the World Cup run (Main Lodge).

The jumping gets started at 4:30pm. Shaun White will be there to host the event. Pro riders will begin their runs at 6:30pm. A deck of cards is used to determine starting order and trick selection, but in the end it's the biggest best trick that wins.

Sierra at Tahoe will be holding the Billabong Flaunt It Tour finals this Saturday. The Flaunt It Tour is an All-Girls Slopestyle and Rail Jam snowboard series. There is $10,000 dollars up for grabs at this event and Jamie Anderson, X Games Gold medalist, will be the host.

This is an all day event with Slopestyle in the morning and Rail Jam in the afternoon.

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