Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Golden, British Columbia is known for the best in Big Mountain experience, the foremost Big Mountain Freeride Showdown returns to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on March 17 and 18. Wrangle the Chute is a pioneer event and a uniquely Kicking Horse Mountain Resort event combining Big Mountain skiing and riding with a “Bucking Bronco” ride on the custom kicking horse.
The biggest two-day Big Mountain freeride showdown in the West will not only offer exciting skiing and riding but also features loads of fun for all to enjoy. For maximum fun there will be a patio grandstand including live DJs and an outdoor barbecue at Kicking Horse’s Heaven’s Door Yurt Café. Athletes choose the line they want to ski or ride and the tricks they want to attempt to impress the crowds while chasing a $2,000 cash purse and additional prizes.
“This is an iconic event for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,” said Kicking Horse Mountain Resort President, Steve Paccagnan. “Many of the top skiers and riders in North America have experienced Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain terrain, unlike anything else in North America, so it is fitting we host one of Canada’s top Big Mountain Freeride Showdowns.”
The on-mountain showdown gets underway at “High Noon” on both Saturday and Sunday with each pre-qualified participant getting a single run each day. On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the final competitor rolls in, the new champion will be awarded on site. “This event provides spectators the best in Big Mountain skiing and riding excitement,” says Matt Mosteller, Vice President of Marketing, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “It can’t be beat, stay ski in ski out, enjoy incredible snow conditions, relax in the beer garden and savour the juicy barbecue and take in the most unique event held in Canada.”
The Heaven’s Door Yurt Café, in Crystal Bowl, will be transformed into a lively grandstand for an outstanding view of all of the action. Spectator entry is free with a lift ticket and Kokanee barbecue will be smoking with mouth-watering burgers. Saddle on up and make your way to witness one of Canada’s top Freeski Showdowns, presented in partnership with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, The Alberta Jeep Dealers Association, Red Bull, Rossignol, Kokanee and Smith Sports Optics.