Looking to provide the best competition conditions possible for its athletes, The North Face Masters of Snowboarding will move its Kirkwood event from March 1-4 to March 29-April 1 in anticipation of a deeper snow base.
The North Face Masters of Snowboarding presented by PrimaLoft is the largest open, big mountain snowboarding competition in the country. The Masters is a three-stop tour with an overall prize purse that tops $50,000.
Although Kirkwood had significant snowfall gains in a recent storm cycle, the additional time will allow for the accumulation and coverage on the venue needed to maintain the high quality and integrity of the event.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to delay the event but the current coverage is not yet up to our event standards,” says Event Director Bryan Barlow. “We expect excellent conditions this spring at Kirkwood.”
The North Face Masters of Snowboarding will head to Kirkwood, CA, March 29 – April 1 before finishing off with its championship at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort April 12 – 15.
The North Face Masters of Snowboarding is presented by PrimaLoft and supported by The North Face, Subaru of America, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Bern, Lib Tech, Gnu, Mountain Sports International, Comcast Sportsnet, Snowboard Magazine, Clif Bar, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Crystal Mountain and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.