Dick's Ditch 2016
Thanks to all the competitors and crew who put on another successful Dick's Ditch! Congratulations to the winners! We look forward to seeing you next year in the ditch!
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's premier ski and snowboard banked slalom event, the Dick's Ditch Classic, will take place on March 4-6, 2016. The Ski and Snowboard Classics will be on the same weekend.
Dick’s Ditch is a two-day banked slalom competition that runs on the man-made and natural terrain in Dick's 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 in each category advances to Sunday's competition. Pro divisions earn cash prizes of $1000 for 1st place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.
Race divisions include:
Men's/Women's Pro Ski
Men's/Women's Masters (ages 40+) Ski
Men's/Women's Amateur (ages 20-39) Ski
Men's/Women's Amateur (ages 14-19) Ski
Groms (ages 11-13) Ski
Men's/Women's Pro Snowboard
Men's/Women's Masters (ages 40+) Snowboard
Men's/Women's Amateur (ages 20-39) Snowboard
Men's/Women's Amateur (ages 14-19) Snowboard
Groms (ages 11-13) Snowboard
There are no quotas for specific categories. Registration will be open until the 150 spaces have been filled, or Thursday, March 3rd at 10pm, whichever comes first. (If registration fills up, there will be an online wait list.) Discounted lift tickets are available for registered racers who have checked in and received their bib.
Helmets are required for course inspection and racing.
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, 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, or as conditions allow. 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.
There will be a mandatory safety meeting in the Event Tent at 8:30 on Saturday. 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 race t-shirt, 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.