Over 200 professional and amateur snowboarders are expected to be on the Over 200 professional and amateur snowboarders are expected to be on the slopes at Panorama Mountain Village as the resort prepares to host the Easy Rider Cup on April 2-3, 2011.
This will be the second consecutive year that Panorama has hosted the event. Marketing co-ordinator of media relations and promotions at Panorama, Jamie Hurschler, said that Panorama Mountain Village is “thrilled” to be the host once more.
Presented by Burton Snowboards, the 24th Annual Easy Rider Cup is for snowboarders of all abilities.
The weekend is built around having fun and enjoying some snowboarder camaraderie, with winning being a secondary concern.
The main event of the weekend is the banked slalom event that will take riders through a laid-back terrain course filled with berms, rollers and small jumps. There will also be a slopestyle event and a rail jam (hand rail riding competition) for the more experienced riders.
The $25 registration fee includes participation in all of the scheduled events, with all prizes drawn and winning times awarded to riders with only bragging rights.
Last year saw many outstanding performances, and it’s anticipated that this year will showcase just as many excellent displays of snowboarding. With that in mind, it’s also a great event to come out and watch for spectators too, according to Hurschler.
For more information on all the events and activities during the Easy Rider Cup weekend go to http://www.panoramaresort.com/winter/activities/winter-events-calendar/easy-rider-cup