Shaun White and Heavenly Mountain present High Roller Hold ‘Em
Imagine combining the thrill of a high-flying big air competition with the cunning strategy of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Throw in some of the top snowboard athletes in the industry, a live DJ, pyrotechnics, and six-time X Games Superpipe gold medalist Shaun White to host it, and you’ve got High Roller Hold ‘Em – the biggest party and snowboard competition to ever hit Lake Tahoe.
High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on Heavenly’s World Cup run on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with a monster big-air jump designed and constructed by Snow Park Technologies, which is known for building the world’s top competition venues, including ESPN’s Winter X Games.
In this unique poker-style format, each rider will be dealt two cards with each card featuring a different trick. Each rider will then bet on the trick of their choice and must execute the trick during that jump to win that round. The rider that lands the trick with the highest level of difficulty will win that round and qualify for the winner-take-all super final.