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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

Kokanee Crankworx Athlete Line Up Full Of World Class Riders (20-Jul-08)

WHISTLER, BC, July 20, 2008 – Kokanee Crankworx has announced the athlete line-up for the 2008 festival

Kokanee Crankworx has announced the athlete line-up for the 2008 festival. Each year the nine day festival draws top athletes from around the globe to compete in their respective freeride mountain bike disciplines.

With athlete registration well underway and most of the biggest names in the sport confirmed for the festival, spectator satisfaction is guaranteed. The Slopestyle has traditionally been the biggest draw at Kokanee Crankworx. With names like Paul Basagotia, returning Slopestyle champ, Ben Boyko, Darren Berrecloth, Andrew Lacondeguy, Alex Prochazka, Brendan Semenuk, Kyle Strait, Cam McCaul, Thomas Vanderham and many more confirmed for this year, the Monster Energy Slopestyle at Kokanee Crankworx is set to blow minds!

“As the most progressive freeride biking event in the world, the best courses and over $70,000 in prize money, we have attracted the who’s-who of the sport,” says Jeremy Roche, GM of Kokanee Crankworx. “What makes it even more amazing is that we will have as many as 1,000 amateurs who get to participate and rub shoulders with their heroes,” continues Roche. Kokanee Crankworx events, except for slopestyle events are Open Registration, meaning registration is open to any athlete willing to compete (subject to age limits and a registration fee).   

Other huge names confirmed for Kokanee Crankworx include Sam Hill, 2007’s Garbanzo DH Champion and 2007 UCI Downhill World Champion; Brian Lopes, 2007’s Jim Beam Air DH Champ; Cedric Gracia, 2007’s Biker X Champ, 2007’s Canadian Open Champ Fabien Barel; as well as Dan Atherton and his brother Gee and sister Rachel Atherton who are the current UCI Downhill World Mens and Womens Champions, making Kokanee Crankworx a family affair.

New for Kokanee Crankworx this year is the addition of the “Big Bear Timing” team from California. Big Bear Timing is one of the top bike race timing companies in the world, managing large, mass participation race events such as the famed Sea Otter Classic in 2007.

“With the best in the world attending Crankworx, we wanted to ensure we have the best team providing timing and data for both our professional and amateur athletes,” says Seb Freemont, Kokanee Crankworx Operations Manager. “With over 1,000 racer starts over the festival, we will now ensure the best possible experience for our competitors from registration through to the results process.”   

Amateur athletes looking to participate in Kokanee Crankworx can go to to find more information on events and registration.

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