The B&E Invitational is set to return to Les Arcs, France in 2016

The B&E Invitational is set to return to Les Arcs, France in 2016

Now in its third year, the B&E Invitational is proud to announce that it will return to Les Arcs, France on March 11-12, 2016. The skate-inspired contest, made possible by the efforts of Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon and co. will feature an array of skiing’s top athletes and will boast an incredibly unique setup—as usual.

The first wave of invited competitors includes Tom Wallisch, Jossi Wells, Noah Albaladejo and Tanner Hall. For the second straight year, the B&E Invitational will also seek two “wild cards” to be given the opportunity to come to Les Arcs and session with the pros. The “Be @ B&E Invitational” virtual contest will go down from December 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

Stay tuned for further information and re-live last year’s highlights in the six-plus-minute video, below.


Press Release

With winter fast approaching, we’re getting fired up for the B&E Invitational, the most anticipated freeski event of the winter, once more In Les Arcs, France on March 11 and 12, 2016.

A unique concept for a unique event

In 2014, Phil Casabon (CAN) and Henrik Harlaut (SWE), an indivisible pair of freeskiing stars, created a never-before-seen concept by building a completely original course and inviting the world’s best freeskiers to join them for an epic shred session. After a successful second edition in 2015, with over 5,000 spectators on-site and 50,000 unique viewers online, B&E Invitational is back with another incredible roster of riders, a bigger feature and even more epic live-music acts.

An even more creative shape

A true “skatepark on snow,” the 2016 B&E Invitational course will undoubtedly be one of the most creative snow features ever built. Famous for its massive size and its innumerable options, this year’s course will only be revealed to the athletes and spectators during the event’s first training session.

More music for twice the fun

To highlight the important link between freeskiing and music, the B&E Invitational will be hosting internationally renowned artists such as Walshy Fire from Major Lazer and, following Masta Killa’s incredible performance in 2015, another member of the Wu-Tang Clan for a series of unforgettable concerts.

A list of international riders: legends and medalists

Joining Henrik & Phil in the first group of invited riders are Tom Wallisch, Jossi Wells, Noah Albaladejo and the American freeski legend Tanner Hall.

Two wild cards to win a ticket to ride with the pros

Following the success of the 2015 edition, Henrik and Phil wanted (once again) to give the opportunity for two riders (amateur or pro) to win a wild card to the event. The “Be @ B&E Invitational” online video comp will take place on the web from Dec 1, 2015 to Feb 1, 2016.

Related: See 37 photos from the 2015 edition of Harlaut and Casabon’s B&E Invitational

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