[R261R, Mountain High] will be hosting their 14th annual $20,000 Cholula Triple Air Show on Feb. 4. If you think you have what it takes, sign up for a chance to compete for the top prize in one of the richest Big Air events offered on the West Coast. 

This the 14th consecutive year this event is being offered where the likes of Shaun White, Zak Hale and Keegan Valaika have competed in the past. 

Top spot will take home $5,000 in the male snowboard division, $3,500 for the male ski division and $2,000 for women’s snowboarding. 

Traditional Big Air competitions have one big jump, but this event features three humongous jumps making perfect landings and execution key. The jumps will range from 40- to 60-feet long. It is the best of two runs and the top 10 will make it to the finals, where first- through fifth-place take home cash. 

One hundred and fifty competitors will come out vying for cash and giant, signature bottles of Cholula Hot Sauce. 

The Cholula Triple Air is now a three star TTR (Ticket to Ride) event, meaning riders receive points toward an overall worldwide ranking. It helps them qualify for events like the Olympics and Grand Prix. 

The event is open, but competitors are encouraged to register early Friday, Feb. 3, because space is limited and there is no pre-registration. 

The event is great for both spectators and competitors. Don’t miss out on seeing some of the best skiers and riders in the country put on a show. 

Here are the event details:


Contest Date: Saturday, Feb. 4

Practice: (A Full Day of Practice) Friday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Additional Practice: Saturday 8:30 to 9 a.m.

Registration Times: Friday 7:30 a.m. to noon and Saturday 7 to 9 a.m.

Rider's Meeting: Saturday 10 a.m. 

Competition: Saturday 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Rider Cap: 150

Fee: $150 Men's ($125 Women's & Ski)

Includes: Two day Lift Passes (Feb. 3 & 4)

Location: Mountain High West Resort in the Big Pines Lodge


Location: Mountain High West Resort

Course: Three 40- to 60-foot jumps in a row.

Divisions: Open Snowboard Men's, Open Snowboard Women's, Open Skier

Format: Two runs judged on best run. The top 10 from the qualifiers advance to the finals for another best of two runs.  

Cash Purse Breakdown: 

Open Snowboard Men's:

1st - $5,000

2nd - $2,500

3rd - $1,500

4th - $600

5th - $200

Open Snowboard Women's:

1st - $2,000

2nd -$1,000

3rd - $500

4th - $100

5th  - $50

Open Ski: 

1st - $3,500

2nd - $2,000

3rd - $750

4th - $200

5th - $100

For more information, please contact John McColly at 760 316 7803 or john@mthigh.com.