Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Entertainment
HOME

Lake Tahoe ski resorts to host Banzai Tour




Banzai Tour.jpg

A chance to race Olympian Daron Rahlves and win $10,000 will be available again this year.

The Daron Rahlves' Banzai Tour returns in 2013. The event showcases racing in its purest form: four competitors at one time going head-to-head over natural terrain in ski and boarder-cross-style action at several Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

The Banzai Tour is spread out over four weekends, starting Feb. 2 and running through March 10 at four Lake Tahoe ski resorts - Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, where the Banzai finals will take place.

Skiers and snowboarders will be competing in men's and women's divisions for cash prizes and the opportunity to race against Rahlves, who won the last two Banzai finals. Rahlves was a decorated downhill skier who had 12 World Cup victories and was a familiar figure on the U.S. ski team with four Olympic appearances. He ended his competitive career by competing in skicross during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Banzai Tour dates:

  • Feb. 2-3: Kirkwood Mountain Resort
  • Feb. 9-10: Alpine Meadows
  • March 2-3: Squaw Valley
  • March 9-10: Sugar Bowl


Rahlves' career record includes seven U.S. National titles and 28 World Cup podiums. His biggest victory came in 2003 when he won the prestigious Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria
"What's so unique about this race is every day rippers line up against pro-level athletes and have a shot at the title of Rahlves Banzai Champ," Rahlves said. "It's a competition among competitors. But ultimately, it's against the mountain."

The final stop on the tour is at Sugar Bowl ski resort, where the race originated. The March 10 Silver Belt Banzai race will feature the "Super Final" in which Rahlves will race against the four men's skiing division winners from each stop on this year's tour.

Whoever beats Rahlves will take home the title and a cash prize of $10,000. There is an $80,000 total tour purse for competitors on the Rahlves' Banzai Tour. Competitors must be aged 18-above.

For details and to register, visit www.rahlvesbanzai.com.




Author Jeffrey Weidel, an award-winning writer from the Sacramento region,  can be spotted skiing the powdery slopes at Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts or trying to lower his handicap at local golf courses. He can be reached at skiweidel@gmail.com

Follow him on Twitter at @jeffweidel.



Placer County News Headlines

$5.2 Billion in New Transportation Taxes for California ResidentsCalifornia finally passes a long awaited transportation funding bill May 2017. The California Legislature just passed a new Transportation Funding Bill

Wine Adventures Crushes It with Feast for the SensesPlacerville, CA- Wineries in this part of California know how to throw a great party.

Roseville Gas Prices Leaderboard Shifts SlightlyRoseville, CA- Gas prices remained relatively flat this past week in Roseville. Sam's Club nudged Costco from atop the low price leaderboard

Walgreen Co. Pays $9.86M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medi Cal BillingsWalgreens has paid $9.86 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act

BottleRock Napa Valley 2017 Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage LineupNAPA, CA, -- Situated in the heart of America's wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Masaharu Morimoto

Lincoln's Community Christian School RelocatingLINCOLN - Lincoln's Community Christian School, which has been serving the community since 1995, announced today that it will be moving for the 2017-18 school year to a new location

2017 Subaru Impreza: Still very impressiveRoseville, CA-The Impreza has been a strong seller for Subaru for years. Offered in hatchback or sedan mode, Impreza sales lean 60 percent toward the hatchback model, which was test driven here

Students to Bring History to Life May 6-7Rocklin, CA - The National History Day - California (NHD-CA) competition returns to William Jessup University (WJU) in Rocklin on May 6-7 for the third consecutive year

Robert M. Maxey Leaves Legacy of Service and LoveRobert M. Maxey, whose ministry to young people throughout the Greater Sacramento area touched thousands of lives over the last two decades

Roseville Flash Crime Report (4.21.17)Roseville, CA- Digest summary update of select crimes for Roseville Police activity for the period covering April 14- 21, 2017.

Northern California's Wettest Year on RecordAt its April 20 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received news that April showers have boosted Northern California

Jeffrey Zahniser, SCOE's 2018 Teacher of the YearSacramento, CA- Culinary Arts instructor Jeffrey Zahniser walked into school today fully prepared to teach his students another lesson about the art of cooking


NEWS: In Case You Missed It