The Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour launched this winter as a new slopestyle series in Canada. The series, produced by the same crew that did the National snowboard You Look Good Rider’s Cup, is designed to be a pathway for athletes to rise to elite events, such as the Olympic Games.
The Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour features an $80,000 pro purse. But it offers several divisions of competitions, from novices to pros. Divisions include 12 years old and younger, 13-15 years old, amateur open, and pro open.
Earlier in February, Quebec’s Mt. Tremblant hosted the first Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour. Now, the competition jumps to British Columbia Feb. 17-19 at Mt. Seymour followed by the Alberta stop Feb. 24-26 at Canada Olympic Park. The fourth competition bounces back to eastern Canada March 22-24 at Blue Mountain, Ontario.
Winners of the Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour at Tremblant amassed points towards a total series prize. Photo by Jason Mousseau. Courtesy of Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour.
Each of the tour stops offers discounted lift tickets for competitors. Special deals on accommodations are available, too.
The main slopestyle competition awards cash prizes to pro ski and snowboard winners and product prizes to all other divisions. Standout tricks will also receive cash awards.
Competitors also amass tour points. For men and women, the leading skier and snowboarder of the tour will win a seven-day surf package trip.
Registration for the upcoming Mt. Seymour, Canada Olympic Park, and Blue Mountain events is available online. Go here for more information, results, photos, videos, rules, schedules, and registration information.