SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF/NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Heavenly Mountain Resort is partnering with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White to host High Roller Hold ’Em, the industry’s big air competition.
Fifty thousand dollars are at stake in this casino-inspired event that combines a high-flying big air competition with the strategy of Texas Hold ‘Em poker.
High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on the World Cup run at Heavenly on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with a monster big-air jump created by SPT, which is known for building the world’s top competition venues, including ESPN’s Winter X Games.
In this poker-style format, each rider will be dealt two cards (three in the super final) with each card featuring a different trick. Each rider will then bet on the trick of their choice and must execute the trick during that jump to win that round. The rider that lands the trick with the highest level of difficulty will win that round and qualify for the big cash in the super final.