BARRIE, ONTARIOHorseshoe, 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

Concert tickets can be purchased separately for $20 at: They are also 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

For more information or to book accommodations, visit or call 1-855-228-5634.