5th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22, 2015

Real-Time Race Updates

Day 1 Race Results Divisional MEN

Day 1 Race Results Divisional WOMEN

Day 1 Race Results Overall
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.

2015 Banked Slalom Info Sheet


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 each division for the finals on Sunday. 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. Bib numbers are also assigned youngest to oldest, to make it easy.  Racers will drop every minute (60 seconds) or faster, depending on course clears and race times. Run 1 will conclude at roughly 12:30 pm, with run 2 begininning around 1:00 pm. Please be available during your called bib run time. If you miss your bib drop, you will be able to drop out of bib order, time and conditions permitting. That decision is at the discretion of the starter. Visit the course starter for info on what bibs are dropping.  

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.


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 on Friday night at the pre-registration party on Friday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with CASH or check only, or on Saturday from 7:30 am - 8:30 am in the Guest Services area with cash or card.


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 for the 5th Annual Banked Slalom is officially SOLD OUT. Any un-claimed bibs will be awarded at Saturday registration from 7:30 am - 8:30 am in the ticketing and guest services area of the base lodge. Bibs will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

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 via CASH only. ATM's are available on-site.

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. Release Form

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.


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 4:00 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

Overall 1st - 3rd for Men and Women (pulled from divisions)

1st - 3rd in each division, Men and Women

PARA Division 1st - 3rd

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; Jean Luce building-Course Start

Rider's Meeting
9:15 am; Jean Luce building-Course Start

Qualifying Racing
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Two runs per racer. Both runs will be started from youngest to oldest.  

Banked Slalom After-Party hosted by K2 Snowboards and L.L. Bean
8:00 pm - 10:00 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; Jean Luce building-Course Start  

Rider's Meeting
9:15 am; Jean Luce building-Course Start

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
4:00 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.