Mar 21, 2013 / 1:00 am
Many of the top Snowboard Cross racers in the world will descend on Big White next week.
The ski hill will host the 2013 Sport Chek Canadian Snowboard Cross Nationals and the IPC Para-Snowboarding World Cup in TELUS Park March 25 to 30.
With Para-Snowboarding being added to the roster in Sochi in 2014, the competition is sure to be fierce!
“Big White was chosen because of our reputation as a solid snowboard cross venue. To have the IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup at Big White allows us a chance to showcase what we can do," says Flynn Seddon, director of terrain parks and outdoor events. Big White has always been a supporter of the development of snowboarding throughout the years and this proves it."
The Big White team has had their work cut out for them in building the course with all of the recent snowfall the mountain has experienced.
Tom Velisek, former Canadian National Snowboard Cross team member and past Olympian is assisting with the course design.
“I am really grateful to have the opportunity to work with Big White designing the course for the National championship and Para world cup,” said Velisek.
“It allows me a chance to give back to the sport and to help advance Canadian riders on the competitive pathway. Having competed many times at Big White through my developing years as a snowboard cross racer it brings back a nostalgic feeling and reminds me why I got into snowboarding in the first place - FUN. That’s my goal in course designs, to create a fun track for the riders who are coming to Big White”.
To catch a glimpse of the incredible action as these riders, including the Canadian National team, race down the Boardercross Course stop by Big White Ski Resort’s TELUS Park.
For more information about the upcoming event check out Big White's website..
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