March 11, 2011
Delta, British Columbia - Helly Hansen’s wildly successful Big Mountain Battle Powered By Flaik returns to Squaw Valley USA for the third year on March 19, 2011. The event was postponed earlier this winter due to heavy snowfall at the resort.
The Big Mountain Battle's Squaw Valley stop is a favorite among local skiers. The event will challenge teams of two to ski and snowboard a big-mountain course on Squaw Valley's legendary terrain. Teams are tracked in real time by Flaik GPS devices as they hit virtual checkpoints, strategically placed across the mountain. First-place finishers will win $2,000 worth of Helly gear, prizes from sponsors Thule, Powder and Dakine, and free entry to the final Battle in the Bowls in Aspen/Snowmass on March 27. Second and third-place finishers will also be awarded an array of prizes from sponsors.
Cost for the event is $85 per team and includes two Helly Hansen baselayers, valued at $45 each as well as a year-long subscription to Powder magazine. For more information and to register online, visit: www.bigmountainbattle.com.
Highlights from last year's event: