2015 Legendary Banked Slalom

30th LBS Postponed • February 18 - 21, 2016

29 ½ LBS • March 21 & 22, 2015

Wednesday February 25
We are finally seeing a glimmer of hope in the forecasts for the Pacific Northwest, with a major change in the weather predicted to hit around February 28th and long term looking at potentially lots of snow in March, April and even into May.  All fingers, toes, legs, arms and everything else are crossed for that forecast to come to fruition!

However, even if it starts dumping snow around March 1st, with the condition of the Natural Halfpipe at this point we would still not be able to receive enough snow by March 14 (the day we need to start building the course) to hold the 30th Legendary Banked Slalom to it's full potential.  With the originally planned four days of racing that means the course would take a total of 1200 racer runs over the course of the event - totally do-able during a normal year but just not possible on low snow. Therefore we are postponing the 30th Banked Slalom and Legends Day festivities - the new dates are February 18-21, 2016.

As ​sad as​ this news is, we do want to have a celebration in honor of the race and the amazing community it brings together.  Our vision is to hold a simplified, two-day version of the Baker Banked Slalom on March 21st and 22nd:  the 29½ Banked Slalom - CONDITIONS PERMITTING!

The 29½ Banked Slalom will be open to racers who are already registered for the 30th Classic Race and will feature:
• race course - possibly in a different location than the Natural Halfpipe - we have several excellent alternatives
• one qualifying run on Saturday - make it good!  Half of each category will qualify for the Finals
• two runs on Sunday for the Finals
Saturday salmon bbq (free for racers), live music
• on snow demo
• duct tape awards for top 3 finishers in each category

Racers who are already registered for the 30th LBS should have received an email with more info.  If you are registered but did not get an email, please contact us ASAP at lbs@mtbaker.us.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this challenging season!

- The Banked Slalom Crew

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