We're taking it back to the grassroots level this Sunday, March 6, 2012 with one of the most classic snowboarding events ever – The Banked Slalom. As I'm writing this, the final touches are being applied to the course, in what will be a day of champions. The first ever banked slalom was held back in 1985 as an ‘official’ competition for snowboarders. Since then they've been held at various resorts and we'd like to see it become an annual tradition at Sun Peaks Resort for both skiers and snowboarders.Photo: Sam EganStart warming up those legs and perfecting your turns since you'll be competing against the clock on a closed banked slalom course as you head down Blue Line, into the Crystal Lift Line and to the finish at the base of the Crystal Chair. We'll be holding an open practice on Saturday, March 31, after 10am for participants to get the course dialed, stoke the excitement, and make all necessary challenges.This Saturday, March 31, 2012 is the final day for registering, waiver signing and bib pick-up, it will be held in the Village Day Lodge Breezeway from 8:00am to 1:00pm. There are only a few spaces left as registration was limited to the first 100 entrants and commenced on Monday, March 5, 2012. All participants must be 19 years of age or older.The categories are:Men's Open (19+)Women's Open (19+)Masters' (35+)We've got some great prizing from Molson, thanks to Oronge Boardshop and the Bluebird Day Fund for all the support in making this happen!See you all out there on Sunday, as it's going to be a day not to miss!Hayden
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