5th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22, 2015


Come on out and join the greater Sugarloaf snowboard community for a truly fun, high-fiving event!
Nothing quite beats hanging out with 225 of your local New England homies at Sugarloaf for one of the East's last snowboard-only events! Snowboarders will unite to celebrate the growth of the sport and to rip it up by many definitions of the phrase. Sugarloaf will host the fifth annual Banked Slalom on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. Based on the model of the Legendary 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.

Format:

The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is open to snowboarders only. The event will be held over two days and will feature qualifiers on Saturday and finals on Sunday. For both days, the best run time of each racers two runs will count. Best of two runs, not combined time. All racers will need to qualify to race on Sunday. The bottom 20% of race times will be cut from the field for Sunday finals (total race times, not divisional). Any bib numbers that qualified on Saturday will be announced on the Sugarloaf website and social media. A Sunday qualified list will also be available for review at the Rack After-party on Saturday Night.  On Sunday, during the finals, run 1 race times will be displayed on-course and announced, with second run times being kept secret until the Awards Ceremony, where final results will be posted and announced.

Run orders for both Saturday and Sunday will be youngest to oldest, for both runs. Run 1's will be taken from roughly 9:15 am - 12:00 pm, with run 2's starting immediately after, with the youngest competitors.


Awards will be handed out to the top three overall times for Men and Women, and the top three times in each age category (for both men and women). Racers who take home the overall spots will be removed from their divisional chase. Therefore, overall champs will not be considered for divisional standings.

Cost:

The 2015 Sugarloaf Banked Slalom event registration is $50 and will include a goodie bag from event sponsors, an event t-shirt courtesy of LL Bean and course access, etc. This does not include a lift ticket. Lift tickets for Banked Slalom riders on Saturday and Sunday will be discounted to only $45 per day, half price a normal ticket cost. So, if you don't have a season pass, your total for the event weekend will be $140. Tickets may only be purchased as a two-day pass for $90 total, no single day, discounted tickets. Tickets may be purchased at Saturday registration ONLY.

Lodging:

Event participants can get 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 the discount! Percentage discount received will depend on the max occupancy of lodging unit selected. Check out some of the Loaf's rental properties here: Sugarloaf Lodging

Registration:

Registration for the 5th Annual Banked Slalom will officially open on Sunday, Feb 15 at 8:00 am. Follow the link below, if you'd like to register!
Sugarloaf Banked Slalom registration


Registration will remain open until Thursday, March 19 at 12:00 pm, Noon 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 Saturday morning from 7:30 am - 8:30 am in the Guest Services area at Event Registration. Registrations will be awarded day-of on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the event reaches max capacity, a waitlist will be created in the case of no-shows.


Join us for a Pre-Registration Celebration at Widowmaker on Friday, March 19 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Any pre-registered riders can pick-up their race bib, goodie bags, info sheets and event t-shirt then. Lift tickets for the event may also be purchased at the pre-reg party.

All riders should pick up their pre-registration packets at the Pre-Registration Celebration on Friday night, if possible. Any packets that are not picked up will be available on the first floor, Ticketing and Guest Services area of the base lodge from 7:30 am - 8:30 am SHARP on Saturday, March 21.

Each rider will need to have a release form filled out before the event. Download a copy of the release at the link below. Come with it signed and ready to go on Friday to help streamline your registration process.

Early Lift Access

Double Runner West; 8:00 am access for Banked Slalom racers only. Must have race bib or event staff credential to access lift. Review a trail map for lift location.

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 King Pine Room on the 2nd floor of the Base Lodge around 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015. 
1st Place Overall Men-Comped entry into the epic, Mt. Baker Banked Slalom in 2016
1st Place Overall Women-Comped entry into the epic, Mt. Baker Banked Slalom in 2016
Divisional winner's prizes are TBD. We'll announce those soon.


Mount Baker Banked Slalom


For further info, please contact Sugarloaf's Event Manager, Andy Gendron at agendron@sugarloaf.com or by calling (207) 237 6897.

The complete and total event results from our 2014 event can be found via the link here:
Click here to download all results


Also, check out our recap video from the 2014 event

Event Schedule

Friday, March 20
Pre-Registration Party at the Widowmaker Lounge
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pre-reg party is for any racers who are pre-registered for the event. Racers can pick-up their race bib, goodie bag, event posters and event t-shirts here. Also, any racers needing lift tickets can purchase them then. $60 for a two-day event lift ticket. Tickets may only be purchased as a two-day pass for $60 total, no single day, discounted tickets.


Saturday, March 21

Late Registration/Bib Pick-Up
7:30 am - 8:30 am; First floor of base lodge, Ticketing and Guest Servies Area


Course Inspection/Practice
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Rider's Meeting
9:15 am; Top of course on Comp Hill/Sidewinder


Qualifying Racing
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Two runs per racer. Both runs will be started from youngest to oldest. Second runs should begin roughly at 12:00 pm.


Banked Slalom After-Party hosted by K2 Snowboards and L.L. Bean
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rack, Access Road, Sugarloaf 
K2 and Sugarloaf have teamed up to throw an awesome Saturday evening Banked Slalom after-party at the Rack. A new Warren Miller film, featuring Seth Wescott, will be shown. Complete with prize tosses, contests and raffles, this is an after-party you don't want to miss!

Sunday, March 22
Course Inspection/Practice
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Rider's Meeting
9:15 am; Top of course on Comp Hill/Sidewinder


Finals Racing
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Two runs per racer. Both runs will be started from youngest to oldest. Second runs should begin roughly at 12:00 pm. First run times will be displayed and announced, with second run times remaining secret until the awards ceremony.


Awards Ceremony
3:00 pm (or immediately following racing); King Pine Room, Base Lodge 
Second run race times and final results will be announced in the King Pine Room, located in the base lodge.