2015 Legendary Banked Slalom

30th LBS Postponed • February 18 - 21, 2016

29 ½ LBS • cancelled • see below

UPDATE:  Wednesday March 18

Soooo close, we were soooo, soooooooooooo close.

Things were looking great after that nice hit of snowfall we received last Sunday and forecasts at the time looked good, making it feasible to reopen for this coming weekend and run the 29½ Banked Slalom.

However NWAC and NOAA have just issued a revised forecast that is calling for heavier rain and warm temperatures for longer than were originally expected. Forecasts had been calling for freezing levels to drop by Friday night with some snow Saturday, but now they are expected to remain high till Saturday night. The base has already consolidated considerably and with the revised forecast expected to reduce our base further and below what we need to operate, we have concluded it is not possible to reopen the ski area this weekend.  And therefore we must cancel the 29½ Banked Slalom.  Arrrrrggghhhh!!!

So we'll be listening to some sad country music, at least until Saturday night when we'll revive our spirits with some great music and great company at the Mt. Baker Bowl Benefit at Chair 9 in Glacier.  This benefit was created by some of our awesome Banked Slalom sponsors to raise funds for a grindline bowl in Glacier.  (There will be a raffle for a lifetime entry to the Legendary Banked Slalom!) Check out the details below and the attached flyer (with Jamie Lynn original art)

Our crews are on standby, we’re watching the forecast and are ready to roll the lifts as soon as our base builds back up enough to reopen.  Unfortunately this won't be in time to make the 29½ Banked Slalom happen, but hopefully we'll get some more fun snow days in for March, April and maybe even May!

Thank you all again for your support, patience and understanding.  If we don't see you on Saturday in Glacier we'll see you in the start shack February 18, 2016 for the 30th!

- Amy, Eliah, Sierra and the Banked Slalom Crew

BENEFIT:  Mt. Baker Bowl
WHAT:  A benefit to raise funds for a Grindline Bowl in Glacier WA. There will be a silent auction and custom prints for sale. All proceeds will fund this project

ART SHOW:  Jamie Lynn 20 year celebration
MUSIC:  Featuring Drag the River and special guests
WHERE:  Chair 9 in Glacier WA
WHEN:  Sat March 21st : Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8 to Midnight
COST:  $10 cash at the door
PRESENTED BY: Lib Tech, Evo, Vans, Asymbol, PBR, Volcom, Frequency TSJ, Grindline, Chair 9, Diecutstickers.com

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