With a cash purse of $20,000, and as an official Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event, the calibre of athletes has increased. TTR is the largest snowboard contest body and for the first year, this event is included on the world tour.
“This is, hands down, the biggest snowboard event to hit Vancouver” says Jeff Silcock, Events Manager at Grouse Mountain. “Being selected by the TTR World Tour means this year’s event has attracted even more elite pro riders looking to add extra points to their cache. It is a rare opportunity to showcase this level of talent in Vancouver. The new course on Lower Peak should draw some big crowds as it’s a short walk from the skyride and the views are astounding.”Confirmed riders include:
Craig Bealieu – Best Overall Rider – 2007 TELUS WSSF
Dave Fortin – posterboy of the 2007 Quiksilver Showdown over the City, 2nd place 2007 WSSF Big Air
Jake Koia – ranked 40th overall on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour
Dustin Craven – Winner – 2007 Empire Shakedown, ranked 46th overall on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour
Seb Toutant – 15 year old phenomenon, 1st place in 2008 Burton European Open Jr, Winner – 2006 Empire Shakedown
Mike Osachuk – Best Overall Rider – 2007 Quiksilver Showdown over the City
Chris Dufficy: Grouse Mountain Pro team member
Johnny Lyall – Grouse Mountain Pro Team member
With a brand new course, that’s equally spectator-friendly as it is competitive, the event is expected to attract record numbers. There are plenty of celebrations, including the Coor’s Light Apres Lounge at Altitudes Bistro on Friday and the Coor’s Light After Party at the Lamplighter in Gastown.
Amateur qualifying is open to all riders. Please click here to register online or visit Grouse Mountain Guest Services to register in person.
Registration fee is $50 plus lift ticket.
Your registration fee includes:
* Event Prize pack
* Event jersey
* Win one of the 6 qualifying spots
Jib and Park Sessions (Invite-Only)
All interested pro riders can have their TM(s) email [email protected] to receive an application form. Please have Pro Application as the subject.
Final rider list will be chosen by event organizing committee. Once accepted you will receive a confirmation email with registration and payment information.
Visit showdownoverthecity.ca and check out last year’s short video on the home page for a taste of what’s in store.