News and Events

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

Darcy Sharpe Shreds Away With 1st Place (23-Mar-11)

Claudia Avon Takes Top Spot in the Women’s Category...

WHISTLER, BC, March 21, 2010 – The 14th annual Showcase Showdown Presented by Burton straight-armed through the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park Saturday, March 19.

Referred to as the Superbowl Slopestyle, the course was full of football inspired features including the Linebacker Rail section, the Field Goal Channel Gap, and Quarterback Sneak Quarter Pipe. 

In typical Showcase Showdown style, a few local weather favorites made an appearance including a little snow and a small cameo made by the sun. When the snow settled, Darcy Sharpe took first place with a score of 27.2. Second place went to Craig Beaulieu with a score of 26.2 and Dave Fortin took third place with a score of 25.1. 

On the women’s side, Claudia Avon rode away in first place with a score of 23, Molly Milligan took second place with a score of 21.4, and Breanna Strangeland took third place with a score of 20.

The two Samsung Tablets went to Andre Benoit and Craig McMorris for Samsung’s Best Tweak of the Day contest.

A big thank you goes out to all the event sponsors: Burton, Forum, Bonfire, Quiksilver, Ride and Vans. Showcase Showdown partners include: Kokanee, Red Bull, Nature Valley, Nintendo, Camp of Champions, Merlin’s and the WB Foundation.

For more information including, full results and pictures, please visit us online at or keep up to date with the latest news by joining the official Showcase Facebook site at

Whistler logo

Fresh Peaks Site Map
Fresh Peaks is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Click here to see what it is all about.