Heavenly Mountain Resort is partnering with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun White, and Snow Park Technologies to create an all new and exciting, Texas Hold ‘Em poker-inspired snowboard big air event that will take place April 6, 2013.
The high-energy event is sponsored by GoPro and Red Bull, and will feature a $50,000 prize purse, as well as a live DJ music, fireworks, laser lights and the Heavenly Angels. Some of the best snowboarders in the world will battle it out for big money.
Each rider is dealt two cards (and three in the super final), and each card will feature a different trick. To win the round, each rider bets on the trick of their choice and then must land that trick. Whoever lands the most difficult trick will move on. It will take both mental strategy and skill to win.
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) will create the impressive big-air jump at the bottom of Heavenly’s California Side on the World Cup run. SPT is known for building world-class event courses around the world, such as Winter X-Games and Dew Tour.
ESPN3 will also be streaming the event live.
This exciting event will follow the USSA National Freestyle Championships (March 29-31), and will be followed by the annual Gunbarrel 25 mogul marathon (April 7). This is sure to be an epic week of events at Heavenly.