Sunday July 14th marks the end of the inaugural Freeride Days at Big White Ski Resort presented by Monster Energy. This year was a year of firsts as many of the events have never been done at Big White.
Chad Nell has a two-year waitlist for his hand-made knives – but, make the podium at Big White’s 2nd Annual Invitational Slopestyle Gold Event this summer, and you can bypass that wait. Bike Big White is replacing traditional trophies at this year’s event with one-of-a-kind gold, silver and bronze-handled knives crafted by the Utah-based knife maker.
In July 2018, Big White Ski Resort hosted the first Big White Invitational Slopestyle event. It was one of the stops on the Freeride Mountain Biking World Tour, the official international circuit of both amateur and professional riders - and the only FMB World Tour Gold Event in North America, giving our Canadian and British Columbian athletes a chance to compete on home ground for the first time. The Gold Event featured 30 of the world's best slopestyle athletes battling it out for a wildcard spot to Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. We also hosted a Bronze Event, allowing incredible up-and-coming local talent to join the scene and earn a chance to ride with the pros.
We're a week out from the biggest event of the summer at Big White Ski Resort, and the course for the Big White Invitational Slopestyle is nearly finished. Austin Davignon, Alexander Chisholme and Dustin Gilding of LOFT Bike Parks first set foot at Big White on May 7 with snow still on the ground at the future site. They were joined shortly after by the newest addition to the team, Corbin Selfe.