Dicks Ditch Confirmation
Dicks Ditch Classic Banked Slalom Races
This year, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's premier ski and snowboard banked slalom event, the Dicks Ditch Classic, will take place on two separate weekends for ski and snowboard disciplines. The Ski Competition will be March 1-3, and Snowboard Comp will be March 8-10. This year the prize money is bigger, the field is bigger, and so are the bragging rights.
Dicks Ditch is a two-day banked slalom competition that runs on the man-made and natural terrain in Dicks Ditch, from Lupine Way down to South Pass Traverse. Friday is an optional inspection day. Saturday's run is a qualifier for the Sunday final: 70% of the field advances to Sunday's competition.
Pro divisions earn cash prizes of $1000 for 1st place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.
Each division winner will receive a Dicks Ditch belt buckle.
Race divisions include:
Mens/Womens Pro Ski
Mens/Womens Masters (ages 40+)* Ski
Mens/Womens Amateur (ages 20-39)* Ski
Mens/Womens Amateur (ages 14-19) Ski
Groms (ages 11-13) Ski
Mens/Womens Pro Snowboard
Mens/Womens Masters (ages 40+)* Snowboard
Mens/Womens Amateur (ages 20-39)* Snowboard
Mens/Womens Amateur (ages 14-19) Snowboard
Groms (ages 11-13) Snowboard
*Note age changes in these categories
Registration will be available online Monday, February 11 at 12 noon MST. There are no quotas for specific categories. Registration will be open until the 150 spaces (per weekend) have been filled, whichever comes first. (If registration fills up, there will be an online wait list.)
Discounted lift tickets are available, Friday-Sunday, for registered racers who have checked in and received their bib. Ticket prices for racers are $54 for racers over 21, $29 for racers under 21.
Racer check-in and course inspection
Racer check-in is 8:30am-12pm at the Event Tent. At check-in you will receive a bib, pay a $20 bib deposit (cash or check), and fill out or provide a signed liability form. You must have a bib to enter the race arena for inspection.
The course will be open for inspection from 11:30am-3pm. Course inspection is not required, but is highly recommended. Participants will be able to section portions of the course, but not run the course in its entirety. Bibs must be visible and helmets are required. Roads crossing the course will be open during inspection; please respect these crossings and your fellow guests! Unsafe skiing and riding will result in disqualification.
Helmets are required for course inspection and racing.
There will be a mandatory safety meeting in the Event Tent at 8:30 on Saturday, March 3rd. The course will be open for inspection from 9:30-10:15 for SIDESLIPPING ONLY. Bibs must be displayed for inspection and helmets are required. The race start is at 10:30am, with each competitor taking one run on the course. The top 70% from each division will advance to the final on Sunday. Advancing racers will be posted at the Event Tent as soon as possible following the race. You can return your bib to the event tent and receive your bib deposit, if necessary.
The course will be open for inspection from 9:30-10:15 for SIDESLIPPING ONLY. Bibs must be displayed for inspection. The race start is at 10:30am, with each competitor taking one run on the course.
Awards party will be at the JHMR Event Tent at 3:30 Sunday.