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Night racing at Boreal canceled, Butter Ball still on for Saturday

The North Tahoe Series' Friday night racing at Boreal Mountain Resort has been canceled.

The United State of America Snowboard and Ski Association's (USASA) giant slalom event was scheduled for two rounds of racing on Friday night, March 2, but according to information from the series' website, race organizers were informed the event could no longer be held at Boreal and are in search of another resort to host racing during the weekend.

Boreal Mountain Resort has reported 36 inches of snow in the past 24 hours as of Friday morning, March 2. And while night racing has been called off, Boreal is still planning on hosting a new event, Butter Ball, the following day, on Saturday, March 3.

Snowboy Productions will team up with Boreal locals Nial Romanek and Chris Roach to build a run filled with snow pads, ledges, rollers, volcanoes, and banked walls, according to a statement from Boreal, all specifically for doing butters

"They dreamed this up and they're bringing in riders from all over," said Boreal Marketing & Communications Manager Tucker Norred.

The event is invite only and will kickoff at 10 a.m., but should prove an exciting time for spectators with several top riders taking to the course. Proceeds from Butter Ball will go to the Revert Foundation, whose mission is to encourage and inspire youth development by sharing outdoor experiences through participation in snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding.

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On Sunday, March 4, Boreal will then open the Butter Ball area, which features all snow-based features and no rails, to the public.

The North Tahoe Series will also be back in action with the season's first bordercross and skiercross races. The competition is scheduled to take place at Northstar California Resort on Sunday, March 4, around 9 a.m.