Rahlves Banzai Tour to kick off Jan. 22-23 at Alpine
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will host the world’s top skiers and snowboarders during the Rahlves Banzai Tour Jan. 22-23.
Inspired by Daron Rahlves, a world champion, four-time Olympian and the most decorated skier in U.S. history, the Alpine Meadows Beaver Bowl Banzai tour stop is guaranteed to be a thrill for both competitors and spectators.
As the official kickoff for the Banzai Tour, the energy level will be as high as the stakes: the Alpine Meadows Beaver Bowl Banzai will host skiers and snowboarders from around the globe vying for a chance at the Tour Stop’s purse of $10,000. Athletes competing at all three tour stops will have a shot at the overall Tour purse of $50,000.
The Beaver Bowl Banzai combines time-honored traditional gate racing of a downhill with a no holds barred race among friends from the top of the mountain to the bottom. The essence of the Banzai’s challenge will be the mountain itself: Competitors will start in heats of four from the top of Alpine’s Beaver Bowl. As one of the mountain’s marquee terrain highlights, Beaver Bowl’s naturally steep, technical aspects are sure to test competitors’ skill while thrilling spectators. Descending beyond Beaver Bowl, racers’ burning leg muscles will be challenged by the complexity of Alpine’s famous off-piste terrain. Natural banks, rollers, moguls, rock outcroppings, and steeps will point the way to the finish line.
Enter the Beaver Bowl Banzai
Entry to the Beaver Bowl Banzai is $100 and includes lift tickets for Saturday’s time trials and Sunday’s finals for those who advance. Skiers and snowboarders ages 18 and older are invited to enter. Ski and snowboard divisions will include a men’s and women’s group, and the top two finishers of each division and group will advance to the finals, as well as a chance at the overall tour’s $50,000 purse. Winners will also receive the coveted Beaver Bowl trophy, a custom-carved image of – what else – a beaver.
For more information about entering the Beaver Bowl Banzai, visit RahlvesBanzai.com or contact the Alpine Meadows events department at 530-581-8332.