Registration is underway for the 10th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom, to be presented at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday April 2. A new twist has been added to celebrate the 10th annual event - the course will be moved to a fun and novel venue - Tunnel of Love! This natural banked slalom has been a favorite at Meadows for years, tight, natural banked turns located between Ridge Run and Chunky Swirly.
A banked slalom is a similar to a slalom course, with the turns built up to allow competitors to carry speed through each turn using the banked wall. In the past the course has been built on a traditional ski run using snowcats to build the berms.
The natural “Tunnel of Love” course will be “ridden in” and hand dug by crews with minimal snow cat work at the top and bottom of the course. This creates a more naturally technical course that many competitors have requested in the past. The start of the course will be at the Mazot mid-mountain restaurant and will provide an excellent venue for showcasing the event.
The new venue and design will be a fun and challenging course for competitors. But stepping it up will put the event on par with other national banked slalom events, attract top tier riders and create a fun atmosphere for spectators.
Registration is open now with men’s and women’s ski and snowboard divisions, in three age groups:
Junior (age 18 and under) | Masters (age 35+) | Open Registration.
Full Sail Brewing is the event sponsor, putting up a $5000 prize purse for the event.