LOCALS & NEXT GEN QUALIFIERS
for the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom

Saturday & Sunday March 28 & 29, 2020

HISTORY

At the first Mt. Baker Banked Slalom in 1985 there were a grand total of 19 finishers. The entry ranks have swelled a wee bit since then, to the point where we had to switch from a first-come, first-serve entry method to a more complicated system in the 2000's. We've refined it over the years, trying to accommodate people from all aspects of snowboarding; amateurs, pro's, sponsors, young, old, riders from around the world and the locals from our home mountain. The Locals Qualifier is our way to maintain solid representation by our locals at the Banked Slalom, and is in appreciation for the lean years in the early '90s when the locals kept the race afloat with their stoke and participation.


THE DATE CHANGE

After many years of holding the Qualifier on MLK weekend, we have changed the date of the Qualifier to late March. Several factors went in to this decision;

- More time to anticipate and plan! For those who earn a qualifying spot in the LBS, this will give them LOTS more time to plan and train for the LBS.

- Course crew - it's been difficult to get enough course crew volunteers to build the course and infrastructure on the midweek days prior to the race. In January and February our mountain staff is maxed out with mountain operations and cannot assist with the event, but with a move to March, we will be able to utilize more of our mountain staff midweek and thus be able continue to hold the Qualifier.

- Busy Holiday weekend - MLK weekend has become an extremely busy weekend (when the weather is decent) and moving to March will facilitate the race on a non-holiday weekend with easier parking, less chance of lift lines and more space in the HM lodge for registration and awards. We considered other weekends in January but moving to an earlier weekend could mean less snow in Death Star, and moving to a later weekend puts it too close to the LBS. And we would still have run in to the issue with mountain crew being unable to help with the build in January and February.

We are looking forward to seeing you Locals and Next Gen'ers in the start shack in March!


If you are already qualified for the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RACE IN THE LOCALS OR NEXT GEN QUALIFIER

click here to see the list of Top Finishers with spots in the 2021 LBS

PLEASE NOTE
This is the ONLY Locals Qualifier race to qualify for spots in the 2021 Legendary Banked Slalom.
There will be NO Locals Qualifier race in January of 2021.
There will be a Locals Qualifier race in March of 2021 to qualify for spots in the 2022 Legendary Banked Slalom.



REGISTRATION INFO

REQUIREMENTS
To race in locals you must either:

  • Have a 2019-20 Mt. Baker Season Pass -OR-
            • Live in one of the following areas:
              • Whatcom County • Skagit County • Island County
              • Lower Mainland of BC (White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Matsqui, Abbottsford, Chilliwack).
        • You must show valid ID - either a current Baker season pass or a drivers license or utility bill in your name showing address in the area listed above

            WHERE TO REGISTER
            REGISTER IN PERSON AT Mt. Baker Business Office in Bellingham or White Salmon Tickets Office at the ski area.
            ID is required - show either your current Mt. Baker season pass or a valid drivers license showing address in one of the areas listed above.

              WHEN
              Begins Wednesday March 11 at 8:00 a.m.
              Ends: March 16 or the first 250 racers, whichever comes first

              MINOR RACERS REGISTRATION (ages 17 & under)
              Parent/guardians may register a minor participant at the Business Office or Admin Office (show either birth certificate or school id of minor at time of registration) or over the phone 360-734-6771. Please note that phones do not open until 9:00, and are very busy during registration.)


    AGE CATEGORIES
    The age category you race at the Qualifier must be the same you would race at the LBS in Feb. 2021. Example: if you are age 29 on March 28, but will be age 30 on Feb. 5, 2021 you would race as a Master at the Locals Qualifier in March (ages 30-39)

REGISTRATION FOR NEXT GEN • AGES 11 & Under

NEXT GEN REGISTRATION & RACE DAY INFO


CATEGORY RACE DAYS

SATURDAY MARCH 28

Younger Amateurs
Women Amateurs
Older Amateurs
Men Masters
Women Masters
Women MidGrands

Grand Masters
Pro Men
Pro Women
Pro Men Masters
Pro Women Masters

SUNDAY MARCH 29

Next Generation Girls
Next Generation Boys
Junior Girls
Junior Boys
Mid Masters


*Category order subject to change. Check in at registration for most up to date order.

IF YOU WIN A SPOT AT 2021 LBS

Locals who win a 2021 LBS spot at qualifiers must complete their main LBS registration (including entry fee payment) by September 30, 2020 or their spot will be given away to another racer. Registration link & info will be emailed to qualified racers on September 1, 2020.