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Big Mountain Battle this Saturday, February 12

Big Mountain Battle (big-mtn-battle)Do you think you can navigate Park City Mountain Resort better than anyone else? Than this is the event for you! Helly Hansen's Big Mountain Battle is back for the 3rd season and coming to Park City Mountain Resort this Saturday, February 12. The Big Mountain Battle is a team based event, open to all ages, that covers the entire mountain. Each team will start at the top of Bonanza Lift at 10:30 am with a list of checkpoints, lifts and runs they must cover before crossing the finish line. All of their progress will be tracked by a Flaik GPS wristband and can even be tracked online. Teams plan their own routes and can go anywhere on the mountain once the race starts. The team that reaches all the checkpoints, lifts, runs and crosses the finish line with the fastest time is the winner.

This competition is open to both skiers and snowboarders and provides the option of an intermediate or advanced course. The advanced course includes a mandatory ten minute hike and twice as many checkpoints.

The top team wins $2000 in HH gear and entry into the Final Big Mountain Battle in Aspen, CO. All participants receive a HH base layer and subscription to Powder Magazine and are eligible for the prize drawing, which includes 2 full season passes to Park City Mountain Resort for the 2011-2012 season!

Online registration ends February 11, 2011 at midnight. Register today at bigmountainbattle.com! Part of the proceeds from this event support Park City Day School’s Scholarship Program.

Advanced Course Checkpoints
1.      Pinyon Ridge
2.      Glory Hole
3.      Silver King
4.      Carbide Cut
5.      Tempation
6.      Viking Yurt Area

Mandatory Chairlifts
·         Motherlode
·         Pioneer
·         Thaynes
·         Bonanza

Mandatory Runs
·         Prospector
·         Assessment
·         Tycoon
·         Keystone
 
Intermediate Course Checkpoints
1.      Carbide Cut
2.      Temptation
3.      Viking Yurt Area

Mandatory Chairlifts
·         Motherlode
·         Pioneer
·         Thaynes
·         Bonanza

Mandatory Runs
·         Assessment
·         Tycoon
·         Keystone

HOW THE BATTLE WORKS

 

Competition Format:

Each team must complete the laid out course within the 3-hour time limit. The course consists of hikes, designated chair lifts, designated runs and finding checkpoints throughout the mountain. Both Team members MUST stay together at all times and both MUST touch all checkpoints. Participants need to try to obtain everything on their Team Card (in any order) and get to the finish line as soon as you're done. If your team has not gotten everything and time has run out (it is 1pm) please just get to the finish line right away. Do NOT go to the awards area without going to the finish line first to hand in your Flaik GPS device!

Teams have the option of going anywhere once the race starts. Teams will use regular lift lines (they may split up to take the singles line), standard lift line rules and courtesy apply.

Hikes and Checkpoints:

Dori Poles (bamboo poles with HH flags) will be positioned at the bottom and top of each hike. Checkpoints will be 1'x1' Red HH flags that will be screwed into trees in the general area as they are shown on the map. Teams will need to touch the Red HH flag (with their hand or ski pole) in order for their checkpoint to count.

FLAIK GPS TRACKING

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Helly Hansen has a strategic partnership with Flaik, a manufacturer of GPS tracking devices to use at events to track all participants. This is a state of the art device that will capture speed, vertical and distance while automatically uploading this data over a wireless network. This allows spectators to follow the race with real time results. For more information on Flaik click here.

For additional information on the event please visit the Events page.

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