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11th Annual Dick’s Ditch Banked Slalom at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Posted on - 2009-02-13

11th Annual Dick’s Ditch Banked Slalom at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

(Teton Village, WY, Feb. 12, 2009) — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) announces the 11th annual Dick’s Ditch Banked Slalom February 27-March 1, 2009.  Gore-Tex and Full Sail Brewing Company join JHMR in presenting this classic Jackson Hole event in the infamous Dick’s Ditch, one of the most exciting and challenging courses around.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s premiere ski and snowboard freeride event, Dick’s Ditch is a two-day banked slalom competition that runs from Lupine Way down to South Pass Traverse. The race commences on Saturday, February 28th at 10:30am with each competitor taking one run down the course. The top 70% from each class will advance to the finals starting at 10:30am on Sunday. Race divisions include: Men’s/Women’s Pro Snowboard, Men’s/Women’s Pro Ski, and Men’s/Women’s Masters (ages 30+), Amateur (ages 14-19 and ages 20-29), and Groms (under 14) Ski and Snowboard categories.

Cash prizes will be awarded to Pro division winners as follows:

PRO Snowboard/Ski 

Men's/Women’s 1st: $600 and Wyoming Rodeo Belt Buckle                

Men’s/Women’s 2nd: $350                  

Men’s/Women’s 3rd: $150       

Skiers and riders in the masters and amateur classes will compete for prizes from event sponsors including Full Sail Brewing Company, Gore-Tex, Dakine Backpacks and Gloves, Giro Helmets, Smith Optics, Marmot, Illuminati, Nidecker, O’Neill Clothing, Rossignol, Salomon, and K2.

Entry fees are $50 for Pros, $45 for Masters, $40 for Amateurs and $30 for Groms.  Registration forms are available online at or at Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop in the Bridger Center. Completed forms and registration fee must be returned to Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop by Sunday, February 23rd for pre-registration. If there are any spaces available after this date, late-registration will be available at Hole in the Wall on Thursday, February 26th from 12:00pm-5:00pm, as space allows.

The course will be open for inspection and practice runs on Friday, February 27th at 11:30am. All competitors must have paid their registration fees, signed their release of liability, and picked up their bib before they will be allowed on course.  Bibs will be available on February 27th between 8:30am and 12:00pm in the Gabe Room in the Bridger Center.

Each day from 2:00pm to 5:30pm, Full Sailing Brewing Company and Mountain Dew will be offering beverages on Nick Wilson’s Deck.  Race results will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Awards Party on Sunday, March 1st, starting at 3:00pm in the JHMR Special Events Tent sponsored by Village Café.

Please direct any questions to Margaret Brady, Special Events Manager, (307) 739-2770 or

For complete resort information, snow reports and package pricing go to or call 1 888 DEEP SNO.

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