The event takes racers down the Saudan Couloir, a double-black run on Blackcomb Mountain that’s been called one of the “9 Most Terrifying Ski Slopes in the World.” The race and run are named after Swiss extreme skier Sylvain Saudan, nicknamed the “skier of the impossible.” The race, which started back in 1987, is a festival highlight, bringing out the legends of ski racing, big mountain pros, and a healthy dose of amateur skiers who aren’t afraid to charge down 2,500 vertical feet of thigh-burning Hell.


Registration Deadline: Monday April 9th, 2019 at 5:00pm PST (unless race sells out in advance)
Entries are non-refundable or transferable once registration closes (even in the case of injury or illness).

Entry Fee
Pro Class: $190 + tax and processing fees
**Lift tickets are not included**

Amateur Class: $140 + tax and processing fees
**Lift tickets are not included**

– Athlete Souvenir Race Bib
– 2019 Saudan Couloir T-shirt
– One ticket to the Awards Buffet Dinner

Pro Ski | MEN
Pro Ski | WOMEN
*Entrants will be required to apply for Pro status by providing a Competition History Bio.
Running order for pros will be randomly drawn within the class. Pros will run first.

Amateur Ski | MEN 19-34
Amateur Ski | MEN 35-49
Amateur Ski | MEN 50+
Amateur Ski | WOMEN 19-49
Amateur Ski | WOMEN 50+
Amateur SnowB | MEN 19-34
Amateur SnowB | MEN 35+
Amateur SnowB | WOMEN 19+
* Age is as of April 12, 2019

Running order for Amateur Age Classes will be random within each Class and the Classes will start as follows: Women 50+, Men 50+, Women 19-49, Men 35-49, Men 19-34
We reserve the right to adjust age classes according to registration numbers.

Eligibility: Participants must be 19 years of age as of April 12, 2019.

Prize Money
Pro Ski | MEN
1st – $3,000 CAD
2nd – $1,500 CAD
3rd – $750 CAD
4th – $500 CAD
5th – $250 CAD

Pro Ski | WOMEN
1st – $3,000 CAD
2nd – $1,500 CAD
3rd – $750 CAD


Racer Check-in Thursday April 11, 4:00-6:00pm – Whistler Conference Centre
Here you will receive race rules, event information and your race bib. It is here that you can confirm personal information so it is critical that you are present. If you know ahead of time you cannot make it during those times due to travel arrangements etc., please contact WB Events at 604-905-2039.

On course training is not available. If we do not race on April 12, registered athletes wearing bibs will be allowed to inspect parts of the course as conditions allow. GateBuster training days are available in the weeks prior to the event. Check for more information.

Race Day Friday, April 12 
7:30am-8:30am Late Check in – Whistler Conference Centre
9:30am-10:15am Parts of the course will be open for inspection, conditions permitting. Bibs must be worn with number clearly visible at all times on and around the Course. The course is on Couloir Extreme accessible from the 7th Heaven Chair. Exact route to be announced closer to race date
10:35am Course Sweep leaves start to clear the course
10:45am Forerunners start – all competitors must be off the course at this time.
11:00am Race Start Time. Racers will run in bib number order. Start interval is 1 minute.

Awards Party Saturday April 13, 2019, 6:30pm 
Awards and draw prizes for those in attendance. Tickets for a Buffet Dinner are included for racers. Guests are welcome – additional tickets will be available for purchase. Minors are welcome until 10pm.

Buy Tickets to the Dinner

Questions? Please email