Whistler Blackcomb’s 18th annual Showcase Showdown returns March 14

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WHISTLER, BC March 4, 2015 – Canada’s longest running snowboard competition, the Showcase Showdown, presented by Monster Energy, Burton Snowboards and Vans, is back at Whistler Blackcomb Saturday, March 14, 2015. This year’s competition will feature a Canadiana themed big air contest for the professional and amateur men’s and women’s categories, and for the first time, in the event’s history, a junior rail jam event for the next generation of rippers.

“The Showcase Showdown has long been one of the premiere grassroots snowboard competitions in Canada, and the addition of a junior event only adds to this reputation,” says Deanne Gale, manager at Showcase Snowboards. “The Showcase Showdown is always such a fun event bringing together the Whistler snowboarding community, and this year’s after party featuring Anti-Flag will be a not miss event in itself.”

Both the Showcase Showdown big air and junior rail jam will take place in the Nintendo Terrain Park located on Blackcomb Mountain. The Junior rail jam will get started at 10am, with the professional and amateur big air contest kicking off at 1pm.

Over $22,000 will be handed out in the professional category, with men’s first place taking home $10,000 as well as earning a coveted spot in the World Ski and Snowboard Festival’s Monster Energy Shred Show big air contest. The top women’s pro finisher will walk away with $2,500.
Registration is now open for the Showcase Showdown presented by Monster Energy, Burton and Vans and participants can sign up in person at Showcase Snowboards or on-line at Whistlerblackcomb.com. Entry for the Showcase Showdown pro male category is $61.90, pro female is $52.30, and amateur open is $42.86. Prices do not include tax or lift access. Registration for the Junior rail jam is free but all participants must have a parent or guardian with them to sign the wavier at the Garibaldi Lift Co (GLC) on March 14 between 9am – 10am.
Iconic punk rock band Anti-Flag will rock the Showcase Showdown After-Party at the GLC with doors opening at 9:30pm. Tickets for the Showcase Showdown After-Party with Anti-Flag are now sold out.
World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is happening in Whistler, BC April 10-19, 2015. Visit www.wssf.com/Media to register for media accreditation.

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.

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