Banff, Alberta – Catch the thrills, bumps, airs and grinds Sunday, March 1,as more than 100 pro and amateur snowboarders hit the slopes of MountNorquay to vie for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The race is the 2nd tohit the slopes in the four race Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals BoardCross(series.

The Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals is the World’s longest runningBoardCross( series and this year stops at Mount Seymour, BC, Banff/MtNorquay, Alberta, Horseshoe Resort, Ontario and Blackcomb Mountain, BC. There is over $55,000. in cash and prizes up for grabs over the four raceseries and it’s open to men and women, amateur and pro, 18 years of age andover.

BoarderCross( marries the best of snowboarding’s freestyle (soft boot) andalpine (hard boot) riding. The courses are designed to take all theelements of riding one run and putting it into a compact, super challengingcircuit. Six riders take to the run at the same time, 1st over the finishline wins. By far the most exciting and visual snowboarding discipline,BoarderCross( offers an adrenaline charge to both participants andobservers.

Sunday’s race promises some great action with some of Canada’s top proriders battling it out. You’ll see riders like Canadian National SnowboardTeam member Sherry Newstead, whose snowboarding list of credentials wouldfill this page, and from Whistler, BC, Limited Snowboards “A” Team memberand Blackcomb Snowboard Team Coach, Andrew Murphy.

The schedule for the Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals on Sunday is…
Late Registration – 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
BoarderCross Competition – 10:15 AM – 4:00 PM

The Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals series is sanctioned by the CanadianSnowboard Federation (CFS). For registration information call 924-0515 orcheck out our web page at www.boardercross.com.

For media inquiries only please contact:

Lea Carpenter, media relationsPhone: (604) 878-1045 * Fax: (604) 904-0269 * email: leac@istar.ca