Its 2018 and we are STOKED to bring back the Smokin' Aces Tour for another year of insane tricks and competition!!!
Big Sky Resort will play host to the 2018 Smokin’ Aces Tour: Montana Slopestyle Championship the weekend of February 10th in the Swifty Terrain Park. The Montana Championship Slopestyle is the first event in the 2018 Smokin' Aces Tour.
Smokin’ Aces Events Director Billy Marcial expects more than 60 competitors at this year’s event. “We are very excited to be back at Big Sky Resort for the fifth consecutive year. In just a short period of time, the Smokin' Aces Tour stop at Big Sky Resort has become the largest freestyle skiing and snowboarding event in Montana.” says Marcial.
The Smokin' Aces Tour has seen many changes over the years, but one thing has stayed consistent. This is the stop at Big Sky Resort. Over the past four years the Smokin' Aces Tour stop at Big Sky Resort has served as a competitive platform for young skiers and snowboarders to showcase their talents. This has been critical to our success in merging a local event series with a regional competitive base. Now young riders are able to compete at more localized events, while still getting the experience of competing against riders from other regional locations. This helps manifest a higher level of competition, and allows more skiers and snowboarders to compete. “The first year we started there were very few competitions in the region and the competitive scene in the region was disolving. Now there are more sanctioned events being organized, which is a great sign of the growth in the sport, so it makes sense for us to have a one-stop state championship style event. Our Montana Championship Slopestyle event is open to all athletes, with no license or membership fees which allows for a really competitive event, a larger cash purse, and great prizes. These events are open to all skiers and snowboarders and spectators are welcome.”
According to Marcial support from major sponsors like American Bank of Montana has made the Smokin’ Aces Tour the highest attended freestyle competitions in the region. “The Smokin’ Aces events would not be possible if it was not for these sponsors and we are extremely thankful for their support.” Sponsors of the event include Great Northern Brewing, Free Life Snowboards, Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center, Haskill Base Layers, Local Lifestyle, The Board Room Big Sky, Recycled Skateboards International, Deft Optics, Faction Skis, Glacier World Photography, Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Big Sky Resort.
The cost to enter the Montana Championship Slopestyle event is $40 for the Open Division and $35 for all other divisions. Discounted lift tickets are available to competitors at $49 for 11-17 year olds and $69 for competitors 18 and older. The competition will take place in the Swifty Terrain Park under the Swift Current Chairlift. Pre-registration is available online at www.smokingacestour.com/registration. There will be registration on the day of the event in the North Mammoth Room from 8:30-11:30am. Training will take place Saturday morning with the event scheduled to begin at 12:00pm.
Lodging deals are available to competitors, family and spectators. Big Sky Resort is offering a First Class Room at the Huntley Lodge for $175/night, a 1 Bedroom Stillwater Condo for $199/night and a 2 Bedroom Stillwater Condo for $249/night. There is a two night minimum to all reservations. Use the code: SMOKEACE18
Divisions (Skiers & Snowboards Compete Separately):
14 & Under
15 & Over
All age and women's divisions will be win AMAZING gear and good from our amazing event sponsors. Open Divisions will win CA$H MONEY!!! We will be giving away over $3000 in cash and prizes!!!! #AnteUp
8:30am-11:30am - Day Of Registration/Competitor Check-In - North Mammoth Room (Mountain Mall)
9:30am-11:30am - Course Inspection/Training (Competitors Only) - Swifty Terrain Park
11:45am-12:00pm - Mandatory Competitor Meeting - Top Of Swifty Terrain Park
12:00pm-3:00pm - Competition Runs - Swifty Terrain Park
4:30pm - 5:00pm - Awards Ceremony - Big Sky Plaza (Outside of Montana Jacks)
*** All Times Are Tentative & Subject To Change
The table is set for the largest freestyle skiing and snowboarding event in Montana!!! We are equally as excited as you are! See you all February 10th @ Big Sky Resort!!! Please feel free to copy & print the attached waiver. All athletes must have one signed to compete. All athletes under the age of 18 must have one signed by a legal guardian.