March 8, 2011

Sugar Bowl Resort Hosts Final Stop of 2011 Rahlves' Banzai Tour

Season Pass Restrictions Lifted and Core Appreciation Day Added for the Weekend

Norden, CA - The 2011 Rahlves' Banzai Tour comes home to Sugar Bowl for the final stop of the season with the famed Silver Belt Banzai and Rahlves Super Finals. After successful tour stops at Alpine Meadows and Kirkwood and with a $30,000 prize purse on the line at Sugar Bowl, the Silver Belt Banzai is sure to be 2011's most exciting on-snow event.

150 of the best skiers and riders from around the globe will race in Saturday’s time trial qualifiers down the famed Silver Belt Gully, hoping to be fast enough down the course to advance into Sunday’s Banzai racing format, which pits 4 racers at once battling down the course with limited rules but to stay on course and finish in the top two spots to advance to the next round. Winners take home the prized Silver Belt Banzai buckles and their share of the $10,000 prize purse, with an additional $10,000 awarded to the overall tour point leaders. Following the finals, Daron Rahlves himself will challenge the three men's ski winners from each tour stop to a one run, winner-take-all $10,000 Super Final. Further information and online registration for competitors is available at rahlvesbanzai.com

Recognizing the event's festive vibe and fan friendly atmosphere, Sugar Bowl will be lifting all Season Pass restrictions for the Banzai weekend, meaning any and all Sugar Bowl season passholders will be welcome to enjoy the Banzai racing, parties, bbq’s and awards, even if their Season Pass was otherwise blacked out for this weekend. In addition, Sugar Bowl will offer any 2010/2011 season pass holders from other ski resorts a free CORE Daily Pass on Saturday and Sunday of the Banzai weekend only, a $19 value, giving a $12 savings on lifts tickets for the remainder of the season. And great news for all our Daily CORE Pass holders, this Sunday, March 13, is a CORE Appreciation Day. Lift tickets for all Daily CORE Pass holders are just $39 for adults, and $27 for young adults and seniors. All the more reason to come on up to Sugar Bowl this weekend and enjoy the Silver Belt Banzai festivities, which include a lively vendor village, a Saturday apr├Ęs party at Judah Lodge benefiting the Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation.

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