PR: Top Canadian Riders Slide Into Banff to Vie for $10,000 Purse

Banff, BC – The Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals BoarderCross seriespromises two days of intense competition at Banff’s Mount Norquay,Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, 1998. Mount Norquay willhost some of Canada’s top snowboarders for the second of four stops inthe world’s longest running BoarderCross snowboard tour.20

The Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals showcases the future of competitivesnowboarding. Considered for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games,Boardercross challenges both the Alpine (hard shell boot) and theFreestyle (soft shell boot) riders equally. Six riders simultaneouslyrace down a specially constructed course that features jumps, bumps,banked turns and other challenging obstacles. There are no judges ortiming and the first rider to cross the finish line in the last racetakes it all.

As title sponsor, Kokanee is leading the nation with their dedicationand commitment to the sport of snowboarding. “This winter promises tobe the most exciting and action -packed race season that the country hasever seen,” says Kokanee’s Marketing Manager, Aidan Tracey,”BoarderCross is a perfect fit with Kokanee. It is unique, fun, and isa great way to see the Alberta lifestyle and attitude brought to life.”

Pro riders will compete for a $10,000. cash purse and Amateur riderswill compete for great prizes from Kokanee, Airwalk, Swatch, O’Neill,and more. The competition is open to anyone 18 years of age and over,in pro and amateur, men and women’s categories. Registration is $40.00for Amateur and $80.00 for Pros. Helmets are mandatory.20

Registration is Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and training is 12 noon to3:00 PM. Late Registration is Sunday, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM (spacepermitting) and competition starts at 10:15 AM on Speculation atBanff/Mount Norquay.

The Kokanee Kross Grand Nationals tour offers excitement for bothparticipants and viewers. It is sanctioned by the Canadian SnowboardFederation (CFS) and will be broadcast on TSN in three action packed30-minute programs.20

For registration information call 924-0515.