Bank of the West Seals Presenting Sponsorship of Rahlves’ Banzai Tour

By Community | January 15, 2013

Bank of the West has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, a downhill ski and snowboard event created by Daron Rahlves , the most decorated American downhill and Super G skier in U.S. history.

The tour spans four weekends from February 2 – March 10 at four of Tahoe’s premier resorts.

“We’re pleased to be a part of an exciting local event that draws professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders and fans from around the country to the Tahoe-Reno area,” said Kevin LeVezu , regional business banking manager at Bank of the West. “Not only is Daron Rahlves an incredible athlete and inspiration to those in the sport, he’s also a member of our tight-knit community. We’re proud to support local businesses and entrepreneurs who are contributing to the economy and quality of life in the region.”

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is a unique race in that athletes compete four at a time, head-to-head on an un-groomed, natural terrain course. Winners from each stop advance to the Sugar Bowl Super Final race to compete against Rahlves. Rahlves, a Truckee resident, is a former World Champion, 12-time World Cup winner, X-Games gold medalist and four-time Olympic skier.

“Spectators and all levels of skiers and snowboarders come out to watch this spirited race and to witness great technical skill and daring on the course,” said Daron Rahlves . “We’re expecting a great turn out at all the stops. The resorts have been booked out and we’re seeing incredible conditions for everyone coming out to enjoy the area. The skiing’s amazing right now.”