North Vancouver BC—Vancouver’s largest Pro-Am Contest is coming to Grouse Mountain on March 30th and 31st. The Quiksilver Showdown Over the City brings together the best professional and amateur riders from around the world to Vancouver’s backyard playground.
“This is, hands down, the biggest park event to hit Vancouver says Jeff Silcock, Events Manager at Grouse Mountain. “We are putting a lot of manpower into building a first-rate course that will definitely challenge all participants. We’ve had a lot of interest from local and international riders to put together an event of this caliber and we’re expecting to draw some pretty exceptional talent over the course of the weekend.
With over 100 of the top professional and amateur riders and thousands of guests expected over two days, the Quiksilver Showdown Over the City is Vancouver’s most elite park event with $10,000 in prize money, an array of entertainment and an unforgettable afterparty.
Located on the Side Cut run, overlooking the city, the Quiksilver Park at Grouse Mountain is a favourite location for local and international pro riders and filmers not only for its world-class features, but for its unparalleled location and pristine, panoramic views.
In its first year with Quiksilver as the title sponsor of both the Quiksilver Park and the Showdown over the City, Grouse Mountain continues to evolve its parks and events to meet the demands of the substantial Vancouver park market. “It is very exciting to be partnered with Grouse Mountain this year, says John Rainnie, Director of Sales and Marketing for Quiksilver Canada. “With our Canadian head office located only ten minutes from the Skyride, it is a great excuse to get out and ride. But most importantly, this partnership helps emphasize Quiksilver’s commitment to the mountain community and selectively choosing leading resorts that share similar values to the Quiksilver family.
The course will consist of highly progressive jib combos and Grouse Mountain’s infamous twin hips that create the illusion of flying over the Burrard Inlet. The hips, located at the bottom of the course, are expected to be the biggest and steepest ever to hit the Quiksilver park, attracting veterans like Travis Williams, Spenser Forbes, Logan Short and Johnny Lyall.
Friday: Amateur qualifier and Night Jib Session
Saturday: Hip, jib and open sessions, awards presentation and afterparty