Team Ski Good or Eat Wood’s Simon Pelletier and Anne-Marie Bédard took first place in the Advanced Open Class at Mont Sainte-Anne’s inaugural Big Mountain Battle with a time of 1:48:19. The pair won free entry to the final Battle in the Bowls in Aspen/Snowmass on March 30.
Les Castonguay’s David Castonguay and Thomas Castonguay nailed second with a time of 1:49:35. While Team La Brute’s Éric Breton and Stéphane Losier scored third with a time of 1:50:20.
“A light dusting of fresh snow met competitors who lined up early Saturday morning to compete in Mont Sainte-Anne’s inaugural Big Mountain Battle,” said Brady Barry of Helly Hansen North America. “It was a fiercely competitive technical crowd who battled right down to the end for the top spot.”
Team Honey Badgers’ Jeff Easter and Brian scored first place in Park City Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain Battle Advanced Open Class with a time of 1:54:08. The pair won free entry to the final Battle in the Bowls in Aspen/Snowmass on March 30. Tower 13 Miners’ Jill Johnson and Brett Peretti took second with a time of 2:00:53 while Eagle Squad’s Rocky Ross and James Saarela grabbed third with a time of 2:05:06.
“It was a bluebird day at Park City Mountain Resort. The locals came out in full force to compete in the Big Mountain Battle,” said Marc Campbell, the organizer behind the Big Mountain Battle.
Helly Hansen is the number one apparel choice of premium ski resorts around the world. Its Big Mountain Battle challenges two-person teams to an intense, big-mountain racecourse that spans the entire mountain. Skiers and snowboarders can opt to race one of three categories: advanced, intermediate, and 12 and under.
The final competition, Battle in the Bowls at Aspen/Snowmass, will take place March 30. But before that final showdown can occur, the Big Mountain Battle will make stops at Killington, VT, Mar. 9; and Steven Pass, WA, Mar. 9. Cost for the event is $80 per team. For more info and to register online, please visit www.bigmountainbattle.com
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