Winter sports enthusiasts continue to pursue a top scoring time in Terje Håkonsen’s Powder VR Winter Games and a chance to win a portion of the $500 prize pool as well as bragging rights.

To qualify for the Virtual Athletics League Winter Games 2021, participants must have earned at least six medals in the game and have Kastle Ridge unlocked. Two slopestyle courses, the VAL 2021 Qualifier and VAL 2021 Finals, have replaced the superpipe and doublepipe courses in the Kastle Ridge exploration mode.

There’s still plenty of time to download the game and enter the competition before the Friday, March 12 qualifiers deadline. Participants can perform as many runs as they like during a 5 minute period that begins must be recorded and then loaded to YouTube as an unlisted video, then shared through the submission form.

Complete rules, sign up, and the YouTube submission form can be found through the links below.

Players with the top 12 times on the VAL 2021 Qualifier course will advance to the final round, which will be held March 13-20. Finalists will then submit another video on the VAL 2021 Finals course.

Powder VR

Terje Håkonsen’s Powder VR launched on Steam Early Access in December 2020 and the game is a wonderful sports sim, giving us a fun, life-like experience without cold weather or extensive costs typically associated with winter sports. Despite the current lack of a multiplayer mode, developer RainSoft did a great job with this game and it’s wonderful to see Powder VR enter the lineup of options for VR esports.

VAL Winter Games

The Winter Games hosted by Virtual Athletics League is a month-long event featuring giveaways, competitions, and panels with experts in the VR industry who specialize in VR gaming, esports, health, and fitness. Read more about the VAL Winter Games in this article from VR Fitness Insider.