About the 2010 King of the Hill

Founded in 1993, the King of the Hill snowboard contest not only put the Valdez snowboarding scene on the map, it helped define an era of the sport. For the first time in 10 years the King of the Hill returns to Valdez, as part of the Tailgate Alaska World Freeride Festival as a rider-judged, big-mountain freeride and freestyle contest. The King of the Hill Freestyle will be set on powder-drenched 4,000-plus feet of vertical, demanding massive airs, cro-magnon leg strength and cat-like board-handling agility. Essentially, it’s the ultimate test of a professional snowboarder in one run. The one-day contest is slated for Saturday April 3, 2010 (the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th will serve as weather days).

• Big-mountain freestyle snowboarding contest.

• Cash prize purse and a trophy.

• Invitational field with a few wild-card spots. Top pro athletes, Olympians and veterans will be invited to participate.

• Bringing an additional 100-plus people to the town of Valdez during the event dates (and beyond.)

• Extensive international media coverage online, in print and in video.

• 40 Total competitors: 32 men, 8 women.

• Bringing back a legendary snowboarding competition.

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