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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

Dubeau And Milligan Take Top Spots In 13th Annual Showcase Showdown (07-Apr-10)

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, April 7, 2010 - Whistler Blackcomb's 13th Annual

Whistler Blackcomb’s 13th annual Showcase Showdown, presented by Burton took over the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park last Saturday in the midst of a spring pow day which brought 25 centimetres of fresh snow over night. Jesmond Dubeau and Molly Milligan take first place in the men’s and women’s categories

This year’s event was tagged the Party in the Park, with the BBQ smoking, chili simmering, and good times flowing all day.  “The course was in great shape for a “pow day” in the park,” says Graham Turner, founder of Showcase snowboard shop “The event went off and all I can say is, it was Damn Good.”

The Showdown course set up started with two 70-foot jumps in a row leading into the re-entry feature that included a wallride to rail set up.  The riders were judged on their style, trick difficulty, amplitude and creativity.

In the men’s category Whistler resident Jesmond Dubeau took top spot and $2000 with a best run score of 27.8; Andrew Burns took second and $1000 with a best run score of 25.8 and Jay Wexler took third and $500 for his best score of 24.4. 

In the women’s category Whistlerite Molly Milligan took home $750 for first place with a best run score of 26.3; Star Of Peace Quinn took second and $500 for her best run score of 22.2 and Marion Gouwy took home $250 and third place for her best run score of 19.8. 

Samsung was on hand to give away a big screen LCD TV to the best trick that went to Sea to Sky local Andrew Geeves (aka “Geevsey”) for sending a massive Front 720 Melon off the second jump. 

Special thanks to the event sponsors who made this all happen, including Burton,Forum, Vans, Quicksilver, Ride, Bonfire, DaKine, Thirty Two, Samsung and Sandbox.  Additional partner support came from Red Bull, Jager, Kokanee, Zero Ceiling, GLC, Camp Of Champions & Nintendo.

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