Imagine combining the thrill of a high-flying big air competition with the cunning strategy of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Throw in the top snowboard athletes in the world, a live DJ, pyrotechnics show, and six-time X Games Superpipe gold medalist Shaun White to host it, and you’ve got the biggest party and Snowboard competition to ever hit Lake Tahoe.
High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on Heavenly’s World Cup run on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with a monster big-air jump designed and constructed by SPT, which is known for building the world’s top competition venues, including ESPN’s Winter X Games. In this unique poker-style format, each rider will be dealt two cards with each card featuring a different trick. Each rider will then bet on the trick of their choice and must execute the trick during that jump to win that round. The rider that lands the trick with the highest level of difficulty will win that round and qualify for the winner-take-all super final.
And with a $50,000 prize purse, this competition is no bluff.
The action starts at 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 6 with a live DJ and Big Air Exhibition. Then the top snowboarders in the world take to the on-snow poker table starting at 6:30 pm to bet on who can land the biggest trick.
This high-production, signature night-time event is one giant, unprecedented party for both athletes and spectators so put it on your social calendar today and check out the full schedule of events below…
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm On-mountain pre-party starts with DJ and Big Air Exhibition 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Athlete warm up 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Opening Announcements 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Competition 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm Awards Ceremony 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm DJ and Pyrotechnics show
Attention Heavenly Passholders: Join the Epic Pass Club at the special Pass Holder VIP tent starting at 6:00 pm for some appetizers and drinks on us. Be prepared to Flash Your Pass to enter! All Epic Passholders are welcome: Tahoe Value, Tahoe Local, Epic Pass, ect. See you there!