There are 8 ways to get into the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom:
#1: TOP FINISHERS
We reserve spots for approx. 25% of the top finishers in each category from the previous year. Top Finishers must complete their registration (including entry fee payment) by the posted deadline or their spot will be given away to another lucky racer. Click the link below to see the Top Finishers from 2020.
Top Finishers Registration Begins: September 1, 2020
Top Finishers Registration Deadline: September 30, 2020
#2: LOTTERY - 70 spots
The Lottery is open to any and all snowboarders ages 12 and up! We weight the lottery based on how many times a person has tried to enter but not gotten a spot. (The more times you enter and don't get in, the better your chances are of winning a spot) Check back in August for more info on Lottery entry.
Lottery Entry Begins: September 1, 2020
Lottery Entry Deadline: October 1, 2020
Lottery Winner Registration Begins: October 3, 2020
Lottery Winner Registration Deadline: November 1, 2020
#3: LOCALS QUALIFIER - 30 spots (TBD)
This is a race for Mt. Baker Locals, with a percentage of the top finishers in each category earning a spot in the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom. To race in the Locals, you must either have a 2019-20 Mt. Baker season pass or live in one of the following areas; Whatcom, Skagit or Island County or the Lower Mainland of BC (White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Matsqui, Abbottsford, Chilliwack). Locals who win a spot in the LBS must complete their registration (including entry fee payment) by the posted deadline or their spot will be given away to another lucky racer. Please note; if you are already qualified for a spot in the 2021 LBS you CANNOT race in the Qualifier.
Locals Entry Begins: TBD
Locals Entry Deadline: TBD
Locals Winner Registration Begins: TBD
Locals Winner Registration Deadline: TBD
#4: NEXT GENERATION QUALIFIER - 9 spots (TBD)
This is a race for kids ages 7 - 11, from anywhere! (No need to be a local for this race) The top 4 boys and top 4 girls, plus the top-placing Local girl and boy, will earn a spot in the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom. Next Gen'ers who win a spot in the LBS must complete their registration (including entry fee payment) by the posted deadline or their spot will be given away to another lucky racer. Please note; if you are already qualified for a spot in the 2021 LBS you CANNOT race in the Qualifier.
Next Gen Qualifier Entry Begins: TBD
Next Gen Qualifier Entry Deadline: TBD
Next Gen Qualifier Winner Registration Begins: TBD
Next Gen Qualifier Winner Registration Deadline: TBD
#5: OTHER BANKED SLALOMS - up to 25 spots
We are stoked to see the stoke of the Banked Slalom spreading around the world; you can now find other Banked Slalom races in most of the snowy parts of the US, Europe, Scandinavia and even Japan! If you live far away from Baker and don't make it in through the Lottery, check out these other great races for an awesome Banked Slalom experience and a chance to win a spot in the Legendary Banked Slalom. Most of the races listed below will be given 1 or 2 spots for the LBS, but please note that the number of qualifying spots, and which category(s) they are given to will vary from race to race. Riders who win an entry through one of these other events must complete their LBS registration (and pay the entry fee) by their specified deadline or their spot will be given away to another lucky racer.
Qualifying Banked Slaloms:
Dirksen Derby - Mt. Bachelor, OR
Slayride Banked Slalom - Stevens Pass, WA
Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom - Crystal Mountain, WA
Neil Edgeworth Memorial - Big White, BC
JLA - Mammoth Mountain, CA
Sugarloaf - Sugarloaf, Maine
Smashlife - Alpental, WA & Big Sky, MT
Baldy BS - Sun Valley, ID
Nate Chute Memorial - Whitefish, MT
Rat Race - Mt. Hood, OR
Tenjin Banked Slalom - Tenjin, Japan
Montafan Banked Slalom - Gargellen, Austria
Laax Sudden Rush - Laax, Switzerland
Transfer Banked Slalom - Thredbo, Australia
#6: SPONSOR SPOTS - varies
In appreciation for supporting the Legendary Banked Slalom and, well, making it happen, we give spots to the sponsors of the LBS. The number of spots given depends on the level of sponsorship, and the total quantity of spots varies from year to year. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org
#7: INVITATIONS - varies
In the Banked Slalom, as in life, things happen. So we reserve some spots to divy out as necessary - to LBS racers who couldn't race due to injuries the previous year, to charity events, logistical errors, etc.
#8: SPONSOR PROMOTIONS - varies
A few 2021 LBS Sponsors are giving away a limited number of spots into the 2021 LBS. Stay tuned for details.