Unmarked makes an entrance at Jamboree presented by Videotron

Unmarked makes an entrance at Jamboree presented by Videotron

New concept for video contest on fringe of World Cup action

Quebec City, January, 2018 – The Jamboree ski and snowboard video contest formerly known as the Stairsmaster has been given a facelift and is now Unmarked presented by Videotron, an online contest with a focus on backcountry adventure and powder instead of urban action. No fewer than four crews of snowboarders and four crews of skiers are venturing off the beaten path to showcase some of the best terrain Quebec has to offer. The videos of their adventures will be revealed in early March via the Jamboree social media channels, and the audience’s favourites will be crowned the winners! All eight videos will also be shown on the night of the World Cup Finals on Saturday, March 24.

“We want the crews we’ve invited to really get out there to discover and explore this beautiful province of ours,” explains snowboard video scout Alex Cantin. “We’re challenging them to find the sweetest powder in Quebec!” Meanwhile, renowned freeskier JF Houle landed the challenging task of cherry-picking crews to submit ski videos. Both scouts searched high and low to scope out the most dedicated homegrown ski and snowboard talent for this inaugural Unmarked contest. The lucky entrants hail from all over Quebec, namely the Laurentian Mountains (Fresh Air – snowboard), the Saguenay (Les Ghosts – snowboard), Mont-Sainte-Anne (Épicurien de la glisse – snowboard), greater Montreal area (Les gars de l’Estrie – snowboard), Quebec City (Les Khroniques du Québec – snowboard and Les Animaux – ski), Eastern Quebec (The Loners – ski) and the Gaspé Pensinsula (Touring – ski).

Audience’s favourites

All will be revealed online in early March on the Jamboree website and social media channels, when the public get the chance to vote for their favourite ski and snowboard video and decide the winners.  And that’s not all: fans of Unmarked can also keep an eye on the Jamboree social media channels for a sneak peek at some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The winners get to share a total of $4,000 in prize money, including the Videotron Top Pick—a $1,000 prize for the best video and storyline. All entrants get to see their videos broadcast across the Illico network too!

Spring is in the air

For the first time ever, the Jamboree presented by Videotron is taking place at the end of March, with a fresh new lineup of spring fun on the program. Quebec City is rolling out the red carpet for the FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup Finals presented by Mazda and the FIS Freestyle Ski Big Air World Cup Finals this March 22–25 in what promises to be another fantastic event to remember. Full event program available online soon at  snowjamboree.com.

About the Jamboree

Shining the spotlight on snow sports in Quebec City, the Jamboree has hosted the FIS Snowboard World Cup every year since 2005. This year’s Jamboree runs March 22–25, 2018, showcasing the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Ski Big Air World Cups sanctioned by Canada Snowboard and Freestyle Ski Canada. Quebec Winter Events Corporation delegates the production of this prestigious world-class happening to Gestev, a leading-edge company that has specialized in organizing sporting and cultural events in the Quebec City area since 1992 and has earned BNQ 9700-253 certification for responsible event management.

About Videotron

Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2017, Videotron was serving 1,649,000 cable television customers, including 1,603,900 Digital TV subscribers, while Club illico, the over-the-top video service, had 347,400 members. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,654,100 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2017. As of the same date, Videotron had 990,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,205,400 Quebec households and organizations. For the twelfth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Quebec’s most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.

About Gestev

Founded in 1992, Gestev is a dynamic event management company specializing in happenings that make their mark locally as well as on the world stage. Over the years, Gestev has raised event management and production standards by adding a party twist to high-calibre sporting events, including music shows and live entertainment, while making competitions accessible to all. Jamboree, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Vélirium, Ski Tour Canada and Transat Québec Saint-Malo are just a few of the major events organized by Gestev. Gestev also manages the Baie de Beauport recreational site and is certified under the BNQ 9700-253 standard for responsible event management.

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