The North Face Masters of Snowboarding presented by PrimaLoft is next week, February 13-17, 2013, at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, California. Big mountain snowboard competitors will be battling for The North Face Masters of Snowboarding champion title, $15,000 in prize money, and a chance to advance to the 2014 SWATCH Freeride World Tour by The North Face.
This is the sixth season for The North Face Masters, and it is one of the largest big mountain snowboarding competitions in the country. It provides opportunity for established riders, as well as up-and-comers, to put together a winning run during competition. The North Face Masters is part of the Freeride World Qualifier system. FWQs are rated on a 1 to 4-star scale system, and competitors earn more or less points according to venue, difficulty and scale, competitive pool, and other factors.
The championship title isn’t the only award that will be given out at The North Face Masters of Snowboarding. The A-Rob Award was created in honor and memory of the late Masters’ champion Aaron Robinson. This award captures the spirit of the community and desire to explore the mountains. The Young Gun Award is also given to an under 21 rider who demonstrates raw talent, an innovative riding style and exemplifies true sportsmanship and passion for the mountains.
Some of the talented snowboarders include Lizzy Beerman, Jamie Rizzuto, Iris Lazzareschi, Forrest Devore, Casey Lucas, Shannon Yates, Ralph Backstrom, Micah Hoogeveen, and many more.
It’s going to be an exciting event filled with huge cliff jumps, tight chutes, and steep powder stashes, so if you’re going to be in Lake Tahoe next weekend, be sure to join in on all the extreme fun with The North Face Masters of Snowboarding.
For more information on events and athletes at The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, please visit their Web site.