Showdown going down...Get up there!

The Quiksilver Showdown Over the City is set to go off this Friday and Saturday, and the course is looking sick! Make sure you get up Grouse Mountain both days to support the riders and check out the event. A full rundown of the goings on can be found on the Showdown website. The course is shaping up to look like it will be just about as fun to watch as it will be to ride. A large step down, followed by a gap to snow-box, followed by a choice between a down-flat-down rail or a down rail is what competitors will be playing with. Here's a couple of shots of the course in progress...just to get the stoke up.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="View from the drop in."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Step down..."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="...man sized!"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Gap to snow-box to down rail options...in progress...use your imagination."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Shaw hard at work."][/caption]

EVENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY

11:00am-9:00pm Rusty Rail Outdoor BBQ Watch the action on the big screen!

12:00pm - 4:00pm Qualifying

6:00pm - 7:00pm Friday Night Session Practice

6:00pm - 9:00pm DJ MARVEL spinning on-course

7:30pm - 8:30pm Friday Night Jib Session Main event

9:00pm - Close Awards in the Peak Chalet Coors Light Apres in Lupins Cafe Featuring DJs SEKO + MARVEL

SATURDAY

11:00am-close Rusty Rail Outdoor BBQ Watch the action on the big screen!

11:00am-3:30pm DJ MARVEL spinning on-course

10:30am – 12:15pm HEAT 1 Practice and Semi-Final

12:30pm - 2:00pm HEAT 2 Practice and Semi-Final

2:30-3:30pm Head-to-Head FINALS

3:45pm Awards in front of Peak Chalet

9:00pm - Late Coors Light Afterparty at Tonic

Get up there...it's going to be sick!

-cj