The biggest freestyle ski and snowboard event of the season has found a home at Blue Mountain Resort. Sony SnowCrown, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a week-long competition that celebrates winter action sport competition, culture and camaraderie.
As Canadian Freestyle Championships, SnowCrown competition provides juniors, amateurs and pros with an opportunity to meet, greet and compete with some of the world’s top freestyle athletes in freeski, slopestyle, halfpipe and big air. To date, thirteen of Canada’s Olympic and National Team freestyle athletes are registered to compete at SnowCrown including: Brad Martin, Mercedes Nicoll, Derek Livingston, Katie Tsuyuki, Jenna Blasman, Alex Duckworth, Tyler Nicholson, Crispin Lipscomb, Calynn Irwin, Breanna Stangeland, Brooke Voight, Matts Kulisek,Trevor Niblett. Full athlete profiles can be found at http://www.canadasnowboard.ca.
With $50,000 in cash and prizing at stake, AFP Gold Sanctioned Freeskiing and a 4-star TTR rating in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air, Sony SnowCrown represents one of Blue Mountain’s biggest on-hill competitions to date. To aid in their on-hill builds, Blue Mountain recruited legendary course builder Ryan Neptune. A former US Snowboard Champion, Neptune leverages his 30 years of ski industry knowledge to develop the facilities that will lead the way to the future of snow sport.
Sony SnowCrown represents unparalleled first domestic access to returning Canadian freestyle athletes. “Imagine how huge this is for kids coming up through the ranks,” said Jesse Fulton of 365 Sports – the organizer of SnowCrown events. With some spaces still left to fill, Fulton says SnowCrown is “taking registrations and (expecting) the list of Canadian winter action sports heroes to continue to grow.”
About Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North, visited by more than 1.5 million guests a year. Winter at the resort boasts 42 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Timber Challenge Ropes Course, Wind Rider Triple Zips and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian Village. 37,500 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space caters year-round to corporate meeting groups. Blue Mountain is 50% owned by Intrawest ULC. Visit http://www.bluemountain.ca for more information.
SnowCrown is the signature winter action sports event of the Canadian season, produced by action sport event management company 365 Sports, a division of The 365 Group. From creative concept through to successful marketing activation, 365 defines “full service” action sports event management. We bring brands and Canada’s passionate action sports community together to provide amateur and pro athletes with sponsored international competition experience, year round, throughout Canada.