Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle coming to Kicking Horse Feb. 15

Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle, a two-person race on a mountain-wide course, will be coming to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Feb. 15.

Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle, a two-person race on a mountain-wide course, will be coming to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Feb. 15.

Teams must ski and hike to checkpoints spanning the entire mountain in less than three hours in an event that can be described as a scavenger hunt on a mountain.

“Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle is a favourite among diehard locals and families alike. The race, which is open to all skill levels, challenges skiers and snowboarders to use their insider’s knowledge to scour the mountain for checkpoints as fast as possible,” said Erik Burbank, vice president of global marketing for Helly Hansen. “Their rabid support for this event is the reason why we expanded the Big Mountain Battle series in the U.S., Canada, and Norway with some of our outstanding resort uniform partners.”

Other venues in the Big Mountain Battle series include Fernie Alpine Resort and Mt. Seymour in British Columbia, along with several other resorts across North America.

The winners of the competition at Kicking Horse will receive $2,000 worth of Helly Hansen gear and an entry into the finale event, the Battle of the Bowls in Aspen, Colorado.

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies VP of Marketing and Sales Matt Mosteller believes this is a rare opportunity for skiers of all ages to get involved.

“It’s one of the few events that I think is really unique in that all can do it,” he said. “You and the buddies, or a family, mom-son, dad-daughter, whatever. Most of the events that come to a ski resort it’s just one person competing…this is one event that all ages can participate in, and a family can do together.”

There are three different categories for the battle; an advanced course, an intermediate course and an intermediate 12 and under course where one team member must be 12 years old or younger.

Flaik GPS systems will track competitors in real time, which will give participants an opportunity to examine their route following the competition.

Entry into the race is $80 per team in advance or $100 on the day of the event. The registration fee does not include lift tickets for the day, which can be purchased at a discount for participants who don’t have a seasons pass to Kicking Horse.

For more information or to register, log on to www.bigmountainbattle.com/Venues/kicking-horse/

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