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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kardinal Offishall, Young Empires join Horseshoe Open, Ontario's largest ski and snowboard festival

BARRIE, ONTARIO Horseshoe, a Skyline Resort is set to kick-off Canada’s newest and Ontario’s largest ski and snowboard festival, Horseshoe Open, March 8-10.

Presented by 102.1 The Edge and hosted by radio station personalities, Dean Blundell and Todd Shapiro, the three-day event will host some of North America’s best skiers, snowboarders and DJs alongside concerts from celebrated Canadian rapper, Kardinal Offishall and indie rock group, Young Empires.

Throughout the weekend, skiers and snowboarders will compete in several events spanning the resort’s 26 ski runs and popular terrain park, including Slopestyle, Rail Jam and Junior Jam categories, to be judged by members of the Canadian Snowboard Federation. The Saturday evening events will light up the sky with a professional Big Air competition alongside fireworks on the hill. Guests will cap off the weekend at the Coors Light Pro Rider after party with performances from Young Empires and Kardinal Offishall.

All ski and snowboard events are free for spectators, but on-hill events do require a valid Horseshoe Resort lift ticket to access the hill.
During the daytime, Skullcandy’s DJ showcase and Motts’ Caesar après-ski patio party will keep the festivities going on the slopes. In the Main Village, Action Sports Village will feature the latest in ski and snowboard gear. For the full event schedule, visit http://www.horseshoeresort.com/horseshoeopenschedule.
Concert tickets can be purchased separately for $20 or are included as part of Horseshoe Resort’s accommodations package. From $118 per person, the Horseshoe Open room special includes accommodations, daily Alpine lift ticket, breakfast, VIP access to the Horseshoe Open Big Air competition and VIP seating for musical acts.

Registration for the Slopestyle and Rail Jam events is $30 per event, open to the public. To register, visit http://www.horseshoeresort.com/registration-concert-tickets.

For more information or to book accommodations, visit www.horseshoeresort.com or call 855-228-5634.

About Horseshoe Resort:
Horseshoe Resort, named for the horseshoe-shaped series of hills in which the resort is nestled, is located north of Barrie, less than an hour away from the Greater Toronto Area. The resort is the ultimate place for adventure, offering an extensive Adventure Park, two award-winning golf courses, 26 ski and snowboard runs, six lifts, expanded Terrain Park and over 35km of groomed Nordic and hiking trails. Horseshoe also offers Kids Korral programming, Yamaha Riding Adventures, Segway Adventures, Treetop Trekking and more.  The Inn at Horseshoe boasts 101 newly renovated rooms, a conference centre, upscale dining at Silks Dining Lounge, and the top-rated Shizen Spa, which blends the latest holistic techniques with classic spa treatments. The 2012/2013 ski season will mark Horseshoe’s 50th year in operation as a ski resort with a series of planned events. For more information, visit:

About Skyline Hotels & Resorts:Skyline Hotels & Resorts is a distinct collection of hotel and resort properties focused on providing true lifestyle enhancing experiences to leisure and business guests, as well as local residents. Offerings include top-level golf and ski, its own Shizen Spa brand and a complete range of year-round activities including adventure parks and corporate team-building. Skyline properties include The King Edward Hotel, the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto, Barrie’s Horseshoe Resort and Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. Skyline Hotels & Resorts is owned and operated by Skyline International Developments Inc., a real estate and development company that also includes unique communities like Port McNicoll. Visit www.skylinehotelsandresorts.com.

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