While the Dew Tour was making its first appearance over at Sun Peaks Resort, in Kamloops, BC, a different breed of event, more catered to skiers, was going off just over the hill in Vernon, BC, at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
In it’s ninth year, the annual Showdown Trowdown Hoedown was running smoothly with open pro and amateur ski and snowboard categories. Athletes competed for a $10,000 cash prize purse as well as to earn points towards their world rankings. The competition took place at the Rockstar park, just a short walk from the village. With an Okanagan Springs beer garden, DJs spinning, and fresh barbecue all within viewing distance of the course, the short walk from the village was a no brainer for anyone.
Gorgeous weather graced the mountain all weekend, with the sun shining through the day and just enough snow flurries at night to freshen up the slopes. Finals went down on Sunday and the results can be found here: Silver Star Race Results
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