TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — 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. Seventy percent of the field in each category advances to Sunday’s competition. Pro divisions earn cash prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.
All competitors ages 11 and older are welcome to participate.
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
The Olympic Sports Plaza Conference room will be the race headquarters for registration. Awards and storage for competitors’ gear will be in the Events tent.
There are no quotas for specific categories. Registration will be open until the 100 spaces have been filled, or by Thursday, March 4 at 11 p.m., whichever comes first. If registration fills up, there will be a waiting list.
Discounted lift tickets are available for registered racers who have checked in and have received their bibs. Helmets are required for course inspection and racing. There will be a mandatory $25 bib deposit. Please be sure to return your bib at the conclusion of the event.
Friday, March 5 – Racer Check-in and Course Inspection
Racer check-in is from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Olympic Sports Plaza Conference room. At check-in, you will receive a bib and there will be a bib deposit of $25. You must have a bib to enter the race arena for inspection.
The course will be open for inspection from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 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.
Saturday, March 6 – Qualifying Day
There will be a mandatory safety meeting in the Events Tent at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The course will be open for inspection from 9:15-10 a.m. for SIDESLIPPING ONLY. Bibs must be displayed for inspection and helmets are required.
The race will start at 10 a.m. 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 online at JacksonHole.com and in the Events tent at 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 – Final Run
The course will be open for inspection from 9:15-10 a.m. for SIDESLIPPING ONLY, if possible. Bibs must be displayed for inspection. The race will start at 10 a.m. with each competitor taking one run on the course.
The awards ceremony will be held in the Events Tent at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
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