Sprite series halfpipe Sunday 

Double-cross Tues, Wed.

Sprite series halfpipe Sunday

The Sprite Park Rider Session will host a halfpipe this Sunday, April 2 on Blackcomb Mountain, the second of two halfpipe contests in the series.

Skiers and snowboarders can register in advance at any Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski School Sales desk for $20, or on the day of the contest at the Rendezvous until 9:45 a.m. for $25. There will be prizes for the top riders in each category, and all competitors are eligible to win draw prizes including an Atomic snowboard, Atomic skis, and other prizes from Nintendo, Showcase Snowboards and Glacier Shop. The awards are at 4 p.m. at 18 Below, Blackcomb Base II.

The last three Sprite sponsored events are all rail jams, and will take place on May 7, May 14 and May 21.

Garfinkel’s Double-Cross this week

One of Whistler’s longest running pro ski and snowboard cross events, the Garfkinkel’s Double-Cross takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday.

You have to be 19 or older to participate, and pre-registration is available at Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations, by calling the Reservations Centre at 1-800-766-0449 or at Garfinkel’s Night Club. The cost is $50 in advance and $60 on race day, where registration is available until 10 a.m. in the Rendezvous.

Registration includes a ticket to the now legendary after-party at Garfinkel’s.

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