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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Andrew Burns And Caley Vanular Take First Place In Whistler Blackcomb's Showcase Showdown (02-Mar-09)

Whistler, BC, March 2, 2009 - Whistler Blackcomb's annual Showcase Showdown went off


Whistler Blackcomb’s annual Showcase Showdown went off last Saturday as onlookers crowded into Skiers’ Plaza and onto patios to watch the action at the base of Whistler Mountain.

After a hard fought battle, Caley Vanular claimed first place in the women’s category. Second place went to Molly Milligan and third went to Janelle Prtichard. Meanwhile, Andrew Burns took first in the men’s category, while Rusty Ockeneden claimed second place and Mike Osachuk took third.

The six riders, who won a total of $5,000 cash and prizes from event sponsors, including Nixon headphones and a Sandbox helmets, will also feature in Sandbox’s next snowboard film “Shine On.”

In its twelfth year, the Showcase Showdown has enjoyed another successful transformation and has proven once again why Whistler Blackcomb’s Nintendo Terrain Parks are ranked No. 1 in North America.

This year’s course was inspired by the mini-parks in locals’ backyards all over Whistler. The slopestyle course design, which included rails and industrial-style jib features with happy faces, was a collaboration of Showcase Team Manager Brad Broughton; Kevin Sansalone of Sandbox Films; Steve Petrie master park-builder and designer and builder of the 2010 Olympic Halfpipe; and Whistler Blackcomb’s Park Rangers.

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