Ultimate test of skiing and riding skills goes down February 27-28 at Kirkwood and March 3-4 at Sugar Bowl

Photo: Rahlves' Banzai Tour / David Clock Photography

Photo: Rahlves’ Banzai Tour / David Clock Photography

Taking place at two top Tahoe resorts, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is the ultimate test of skiing and riding skills, combining big mountain freeride with ski/boarder cross action.

Now in its fifth season, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is set to kick off at Kirkwood February 27-28 followed by Sugar Bowl March 3-4. The events feature head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, and down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. Top skiers and snowboarders from all around North America will line up against Lake Tahoe area athletes laying it on the line to defend home turf and a cash purse at each event. Points are earned at all events and added up to crown male and female ski and snowboard Overall Banzai Champions for an additional pay out.

Daron Rahlves – Banzai Master, World Champion, USA Olympic ski racer, Winter X-Games Skier-X Champ and pro big mountain skier – is the event organizer responsible for the tour’s growth and success, with the support of host resorts, event partnerships and competitors. At each event, Rahlves assists competitors and mingles with fans, and takes a qualifying timed run, holding off on competing head to head until the “Super Final” at his home resort Sugar Bowl.

Catch all the Banzai action and previews from TahoeTV at tahoetopia.com on the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour Channel.

Learn more at rahlvesbanzai.com.


Photo: Rahlves’ Banzai Tour / Contributed