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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hollerado and Rebel Emergency join Horseshoe Open, Ontario's largest ski and snowboard festival

BARRIE, ONTARIO, February 25, 2014Horseshoe, a Skyline Resort is gearing up to kick-off the fourth annual Horseshoe Open, Ontario’s largest ski and snowboard festival, March 7-9.

The three-day event, hosted by radio personality Todd Shapiro, will see Horseshoe Resort play host to some of North America’s best skiers and snowboarders alongside DJ showcases and concerts from celebrated Canadian indie rock band, Hollerado, Rebel Emergency and Anna Cyzon.

“This year Horseshoe Open is set to be our biggest and best yet,” said director of partnerships and events, Jonathan Reid. “With the inclusion of Slopestyle in this year’s Olympic Games we’re really looking forward to seeing what the athletes have in store for the Open.”
Throughout the weekend, skiers and snowboarders will compete in several events spanning the resort’s 29 ski runs and popular terrain park.
Events include Slopestyle, Rail Jam and big air, to be judged by members of the Canadian Snowboard Federation. New this year is the Grom category for ages 9 and under. With $30,000 in cash and prizing available as well as prizing from Oakley, Solomon, Bonfire and Marley’s Mellow Mood, skiers and snowboarders will be showing off their best tricks.

Saturday, guests can rally their friends and compete as a team in Spiked Ice Volleyball, a one-day pick-up winter volleyball game. 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 free performances from Hollerado, Rebel Emergency and Anna Cyzon all on the main stage at the base of the hill.

Registration for the Slopestyle, Rail Jam and Big Air events is $30 per event and participants are eligible for a discounted  lift ticket All events and concerts are open to the public. For the full event schedule and to register, visit www.horseshoeresort.com/Skiing-and-Snowboarding/Horseshoe-Open-2014.

For more information or to book accommodations, visit www.horseshoeresort.com or call 1 (855) 694-9031.

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, 29 ski runs, six lifts including the new beginners carpet lift, expanded Terrain Park and nearly 40km of groomed Nordic and hiking trails. Horseshoe also offers learning programs through Horseshoe Adventure Sport Academy, Yamaha Riding Adventures, Segway Adventures, Treetop Trekking and more.  The Inn at Horseshoe boasts 101 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. For more information, please 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 Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre 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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