Snowboarders will once-again have a chance to carve names in history books alongside skiers as famed race returns April 13

A new highlight of the WSSF is returning to Whistler Blackcomb. Wax the board, sharpen your edges and hang on for dear life.

WHISTLER, B.C. January 15, 2019 - Skiers and snowboarders looking to enter one of the most storied pain caves in racing, take your marks. 2,500 vertical feet of thigh-burning Hell await this April as the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme presented by Kokanee returns.

It’s been billed as the steepest ski race in the world - a race lovingly described as one that will “tighten your sphincter.”  Racers tackle 41 gates over 3300 meters from the top of the Saudan Couloir to the bottom of Jersey Cream, at times at a 42 degree angle. It’s a true test of fitness, skill, fortitude, and valor on snow.

The race will once again take place during Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF), and is set for Saturday, April 13 (with a possibility of running Friday, April 12 as course setters look for the best conditions possible).

Race details and registration can be found here:


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