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8th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

8th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom
March 24-25, 2018

Register for the 8th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom HERE!


Come on out and join the greater Sugarloaf snowboard community for the 8th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom event brought to you in conjunction with hometown hero and Gold Medal Athlete, Seth Wescott.
Nothing quite beats hanging out with 225 of your local New England buds at Sugarloaf for one of the top East Coast, snowboard-only events. Snowboarders will unite to celebrate the growth of the sport. Sugarloaf will host the 8th Annual Banked Slalom on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Based on the model of the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom, the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is an open-registration event, featuring a course of banked-turns, winding its way down Sugarloaf's iconic East Coast terrain.

The objective is simple: the fastest rider to the bottom wins in each division.

Cost

The 2018 Sugarloaf Banked Slalom event  online registration is $50 and will include a custom registration gift. This does not include a lift ticket. There are NO day of registrations!

Any remaining spots will be available at the registration party on Friday night in the Widowmaker at a cost of $60.

Lift tickets for Banked Slalom riders on Saturday and Sunday will be discounted to only $55 per day, half the price of the retail rate. If you don't have a season pass, your total for the event weekend will be $160. Tickets may only be purchased as a two-day pass for $110 total, no single day, discounted tickets. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE in addition to your event registrations. Tickets WILL NOT be available at Guest Services until 8AM on Saturday so please purchase your tickets in advance or you will not be able to ride the early lift for course inspection.Register for 8th Annual Banked Slalom by clicking HERE!

Lodging

Event participantswill recive lodging discounts in Sugarloaf rental properties for the event by calling 1-800-THE-LOAF. Just mention that you're heading to the area for the Banked Slalom and get 10% off the regular rates.

Registration

Registration for the 8th Annual Banked Slalom is now open!
Online registration will remain open until Friday, March 23rd at 5:00pm, or until we reach our max field of 225 riders. 

If there are still openings the night before the race, we will accept registrations on Friday night at bib and packet pickup located at the Widowmaker. Registrations will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be increased to $60.

Join us for bib and packet pick up at the Widowmaker on Friday, 23rd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All pre-registered riders should pick-up their race bib, goodie bags, info sheets and event t-shirt at that time. All registrants who pre-purchased lift tickets can pick them up at the Registration party. All riders must pick up their pre-registration packets and race bibs at the Pre-Registration Celebration on Friday night! 

Each rider will need to have a release form filled out prior to the event. Please have a parent/guardian present if under 18 or you will not be allowed to race.

Location

The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom course will be on our Sidewinder trail, which is lookers left off the Super Quad chairlift. Lookers right from the Double Runner chair. Grab a trail map at the Super Quad loading area or in Guest Services if you have questions about the location. 

Sponsors and Prizes

The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom Awards Ceremony will be conducted in the Widowmaker on the 2nd floor of the Base Lodge on Sunday, March 25th  as soon as the race finishes and we are able to get everyone off the hill.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in all categories as well as Men's and Women's 1st place overall. Overall winners will be removed from thier age class.

Race Divisions

New last year we have added new categories for our youngest riders. We encourage snowboarders of all ages to join in the fun! Please make sure to register in the age category you will be in on race day, not your age at the time of registration.

Men's & Women's in each age category, unless otherwise noted.

11 + Under (Unisex category)
12-15
16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50+ (Unisex category)

For further info, please contact Sugarloaf's Event Manager, Jen Reese at jreese@sugarloaf.com or by calling
(207) 237 - 6897.


Banked Slalom 2018 Schedule of Events
Friday, March 23rd

Bib and packet pickup at the Widowmaker from 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

All racers MUST pick up race bib, pre-purchased lift tickets, t-shirts and registration bags at the Widowmaker Friday night. All racers will need to be there, in person, to sign waivers. Friends and family will not be able to pick up your race packet. Please make sure a parent or guardian is present if under 18.

If any registration spots are available, this will be your last chance to register for the 8th Annual Banked Slalom at an increased price of $60. There will be NO day of registration.

Saturday, March 24th

Last Minute Bib Pickup - Guest Services 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Anyone who was not able to make it to the Widowmaker on Friday needs to pick up their bib no later than 8:30AM Saturday on the first floor of the base lodge in the Guest Services area.

Course Inspection - Banked Slalom Course; Sidewinder Trail 8:00AM - 9:00AM

You will NOT get a chance to ride the course before the competition begins. If you would like to scout the trail from the sidelines, this is your chance. The course starts at the 
Jean Luce Race Timing Building. 

Mandatory Riders Meeting - Top of course; Jean Luce Building 9:15AM

Fastest route up is via the Double Runner West Chair. This chair will begin operation for Banked Slalom riders ONLY at 8:00am. Must be wearing event bib and have valid lift ticket or season pass to load lift.

Day #1 Racing 9:30AM - 3:00PM*All riders must take at least 1 run on Saturday in order to move onto Sunday's finals*Run order will be organized by bib number which will be assigned youngest to oldest. Each rider will get two runs; second runs will start around Noon. The best time of the two runs will count towards qualifying. 

Riders will drop every minute (average). Plan accordingly and be ready for your run. With over 200 competitors, we do not have time, nor will we wait for you to arrive. If you are not present when your bib is called, you may not get a chance to take that run.

Saturday after party at The Rack hosted by LL Bean and Winterstick 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Live music and giveaways at The Rack, located at the bottom of the Sugarloaf access road. All ages welcome!

Sunday, March 25th

Course Inspection - Banked Slalom Course; Sidewinder Trail 8:00AM - 9:00AM

You will NOT get a chance to ride the course before the competition begins. If you would like to scout the trail from the sidelines, this is your chance. The course starts at the Jean Luce Race Timing Building. 

Mandatory Riders Meeting - Top of course; Jean Luce Building 9:15AM

Fastest route up is via the Double Runner West Chair. This chair will begin operation for Banked Slalom riders ONLY at 8:00am. Must be wearing event bib and have valid lift ticket or season pass to load lift.

Finals Racing 9:30AM - 3:00PM (aprox.)

Two runs per rider. Both runs will precede youngest to oldest, by bib number. Second run will begin around Noon. First run times will be displayed and announced, second run times will not be available until the awards ceremony.

Awards Ceremony - Widowmaker whenever the race ends and we can get everyone off the hill.

Second run times and final results will be announced in the Widowmaker, top floor of the Base Lodge. We will announce and award prizing to overall winners as well as top finishers in each age division. All ages are welcome! Register now to secure your spot by clicking Here!