Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
The Ultimate Big Mountain Showdown, The Annual ‘Wrangle the Chute’ Event Returns.

February 29th, 2012 – Golden, British Columbia is known for the best in Big Mountain experience, the foremost Big Mountain Freeride Showdown returns to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on March 17 &18. Wrangle the Chute is a pioneer event and a uniquely Kicking Horse Mountain Resort event combining Big Mountain skiing and riding with a ‘Bucking Bronco’ ride on the custom kicking horse.

The biggest two-day Big Mountain freeride showdown in the West will not only offer exciting skiing and riding but also features loads of fun for all to enjoy. For maximum fun there will be a patio grandstand including live DJ’s and an outdoor BBQ at Kicking Horse’s Heaven’s Door Yurt Café. Athletes choose the line they want to ski or ride and the tricks they want to attempt to impress the crowds while chasing a $2000 cash purse and additional prizes.

“This is an iconic event for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,” says Kicking Horse Mountain Resort President, Steve Paccagnan. “Many of the top skiers and riders in North America have experienced Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain terrain, unlike anything else in North America, so it is fitting we host one of Canada’s top Big Mountain Freeride Showdowns,” added Paccagnan.

The on-mountain showdown gets underway at ‘High Noon’ on both Saturday and Sunday with each pre-qualified participant getting a single run each day. On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the final competitor rolls in, the new champion will be awarded on site. “This event provides spectators the best in Big Mountain skiing and riding excitement,” says Matt Mosteller, Vice President of Marketing, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “It can’t be beat, stay ski in ski out, enjoy incredible snow conditions, relax in the beer garden and savor the juicy BBQ and take in the most unique event held in Canada” added Mosteller.

The Heaven’s Door Yurt Café, in Crystal Bowl, will be transformed into a lively grandstand for an outstanding view of all of the action. Spectator entry is free with a lift ticket and Kokanee BBQ will be smoking with mouth-watering burgers. Saddle on up and make your way to witness one of Canada’s top Freeski Showdowns, presented in partnership with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, The Alberta Jeep Dealers Association, Red Bull, Rossignol, Kokanee and Smith Sports Optics.

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About Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a world-class destination resort located 2.5 hours west of Calgary, nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains in the heart of British Columbia. Winter offers a fully integrated mountain resort experience and the most progressive in-bounds skiing in North America.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,, is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family. Proudly Canadian, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada, including Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta; Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels and golf courses, including Trickle Creek in Kimberley, and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek. RCR aims to provide each and every guest The Ultimate Experience.

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Matt Mosteller -VP, Marketing & Sales , Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
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Matt Mosteller
Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
1505 – 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 0E2
Ph: (403) 209-3323

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