Park City, Utah (March 21, 2011) – This weekend, the world’s top female professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders alike will flock to Park City to compete at an imperial event; The 6th Annual Queens Cup Open (QCO) held at Park City Mountain Resort.
The event will kick off on Friday March 25, with the Pro- Throw Down Rail Jam. The slopestyle contest will run on Saturday, March 26 and the halfpipe contest will run on Sunday, March 27.
This year's first ever Pro Throw Down, on Friday evening, might feel more like a tiki party than a rail jam but the stakes are high.
With a $500 winner takes all cash purse in each division, female skiers and snowboarders will need to do more than just have a day on the beach.
"The Pro Throw Down is set to be an all out battle royal, showcasing the most creative trickery and energy from the top females skiers and snowboarders," said Adam Baillargeon of the High Fives Non- Profit Foundation. "Friday will be sick and we look forward to an amazing event!"
The Queens Cup Open event details are:
The Pro Throw Down
An opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to show off their skills at an exciting night rail jam Friday evening. Entry is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the High Fives Foundation (www.highfivesfoundation.org). Entry fee also includes athletes in the High Fives Raffle.
"The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA) is excited to partner with the 2011 Queens Cup Open as it is an amazing opportunity to continue the progression of women’s skiing and riding, to have fun and to raise money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community," said Baillargeon.
The rail jam is intended to get the girls pumped for a weekend of excitement and create a spectacle that shows off the progression of the top athletes in the industry on a unique beach- party theme set up.
Slopestyle and Halfpipe Events
The QCO will utilize a unique team format. Invited pros serve as team- captains and the teams will practice together and compete together. Teams will be selected at random, although age and ability level are taken into consideration. Athletes (excluding the invited pros) will be judged individually to determine first, second and third place podiums which will include cash as well as product prizes. The team score is based on the entire team, including the invited pros and the winning team will receive product prizes. The unique format allows amateurs to compete against amateurs in the individual competition while giving incentive for pros to throw down and help their team out in the team competition.
QCO After Party
The QCO After Party will be held on Saturday, March 26 at The Downstairs on Main Street in Park City for 21+ competitors.
For more information check the event website: www.thequeenscupopen.com