$25,000 UP FOR GRABS AT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB’S SAPIENT-SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN FEBRUARY 23-24Registration is now open and filling fast for “Pipestyle” format with huge cash purse and $20,000 in prizingWhistler, B.C.—Registration for the 10th Annual Sapient-Showcase Showdown is now open and February 23, the first day of the event, is coming up fast. The format is “Pipestyle” and $25,000 in cash prizing from Sapient and over $20,000 in prizing from other event sponsors is on the line.

Confirmed riders currently include Sapient Team members Tim Orr, Craig Beaulieu, Kendra Scurfield and Laurent Gougain. Stepping up from Bakoda are Travis Williams, Molly Milligan, Nick Larson and Shayne Pospisil and last year’s favourites Dennis Bannock and Chris Wimbles will be returning.

There are 90 spots open to pros of all ages for the weekend event. Sapient is the headline sponsor, throwing down $25,000 CDN cash prizing. Bakoda, Anon, RED, Vans, Volcom, Dakine and Nixon top off the list of sponsors contributing $20,000 in prizing as well.

Athletes can register in person at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations desk or by calling 1-866-218-9690 . Registration is $100 per rider and will fill up fast. For more information on the Sapient-Showcase Showdown call 1-866-218-9690 or email showcaseshowdown@intrawest.com.

CASH PRIZE BREAKDOWN

Men

1st Place $10,000
2nd Place $4,000
3rd Place $2,000
4th Place $1,000
5th Place $500

Women
1st Place $5,000
2nd Place $2,000
3rd Place $1,000

EVENT SCHEDULE

The Sapient Showcase Showdown is in the Super Night Pipe at Base II. Spectators can upload via the Blackcomb Gondola for free.

Friday February 23

* Registration – Bib pick up is at 18Below 12:00 to 1:30pm at “18 Below” at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain
* Open training – 2:00 to 3:30pm
* Qualifying – 4:00 to 8:30pm

Saturday February 24

* Qualifying names posted at Showcase Snowboard in village by 10am.
* Semi Qualifying – 4:00 to 7:00pm
* Finals warm-up – 7:15-7:25pm
* Finals – 7:30 to 8:30pm
* Awards ceremony immediately following competition and after party location TBA.

“Pipestyle” – Slopestyle contest in the Super Night Pipe

The Pipestyle format will continue with its hybrid construction of spines, rails, boxes and hits, all within the confines of the Super Night Pipe at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain.

Registration will be taken over the phone at 1-866-218-9690 or in person at Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations for an event promising to be the most innovative, entertaining and unique, rider-driven snowboard competition of the season. Questions? Email sshowdown@intrawest.com.