Shared By: Heavenly Mountain Resort | April 15, 2013
Heavenly's High Roller Hold 'Em competition took place Saturday, April 6, 2013 on World Cup on the California side of Heavenly mountain. The event consisted of Texas Hold 'Em poker and big air snowboarding. Shaun White hosted the event and ten of the top big air snowboarders in the world competed for a prize purse of $50,000. Chas Guldemond ended up taking home 1st place, with Gjermund Braaten in 2nd and Eric Willett in 3rd. This was one of the most innovative competitions in the industry. After the big show, with a live jumbotron, X Games announcer, Red Bull DJ and major lights acknowledging if the tricks were counted or not, highlighting the jump and the poker table, there was an impressive fireworks show right on the mountain. The event streamed live on ESPN3.
The 10 competing snowboarders were: Chas Guldemond, Gjermund Braaten, Eric Willet, Mark McMoriss, Ian Thorley, Mark Hoyt, Ulrik Badertscher, Sage Kotsenburg, Eric Beauchemin and Pat Burgener.
To learn more about Heavenly Mountain, head to http://www.skiheavenly.com. To learn more about High Roller Hold 'Em go here:http://www.skiheavenly.com/nightlife-and-activities/events/high-roller-hold-em.aspx.