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Nate Chute Banked Slalom & Boardercross
March 17 - March 18
Join us for the 19th Annual Nate Chute, the second longest running snowboard banked slalom in the US, and the third longest in North America. It’s a “Contest for a Cause” –the event is a great supporter of suicide prevention among young people in Montana. The cash purse for the event is $4,000 and proceeds help to raise money for a great cause. An extra special thanks goes out to Stumptown Snowboards for being fantastic contributors to this longstanding event.
Day 1: Banked Slalom
Saturday will be a banked slalom through the trees (skier’s right of the Goat Haunt boardercross course) into George’s Gorge. Best time wins and seeds racers for the Sunday boardercross. Each rider takes 2 runs, helmets are mandatory.
Day 2: Boardercross
Sunday is one of the biggest boardercross events in the Northwest with more than 100 riders competing for the title and coolest trophies around. Two to five riders race through a great course consisting of jumps, banks, rollers and traffic. The top two riders advance to the next round and each rider has at least two chances before being eliminated. Helmets are required.
(Same for both days)
7:30-8:30am – Mandatory Check-In Both Days at Lift Plaza Ticket Office. Must pick up shirt bib, confirm participation, etc.
9:10am – Early Lift Load for Pre-Registered Riders Only
9:20-9:45am – Mandatory Course Inspection (1 Lap only)
10am – Competitors Meeting at Race Start
10:15am-3:30pm – Races
Awards (Saturday: 4pm Raffle, 4:30pm Awards. Sunday: 5pm Raffle, 5:30pm Awards)
Awards will take place on The Bierstube deck. In the case of inclement weather we will move to Ed & Mully’s
The Contest For A Cause
This Contest for a Cause raises money for the Nate Chute Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention in western Montana. Check out the associated fundraising events below for additional ways to contribute!
Friday, March 16
Live Auction Rider Calcutta at Bonsai Brewing Project at 5:30pm
Benefit Night at The Craggy Range Bar & Grill at 9pm
Saturday, March 17 at 4:30pm
Benefit Night at The Bierstube
Sunday, March 18 from 5-9pm
Benefit Night at Mackenzie River Pizza
Competitors are encouraged to sign up for the Crowdrise campaign to raise funds for the NCF. Competitors who raise $300 or more will have their entry fee reimbursed at registration on March 17th. Contest pre-registration is required regardless of Crowdrise participation. Learn more here.
These events are located on the backside of the mountain to take advantage of George’s Gorge, a super cool natural feature that serves as a natural halfpipe over 1/3 mile long. The course is only accessible by skier/boarder traffic and is located on intermediate terrain.
We need help! We are looking for intermediate skiers/snowboarders who would like to earn a lift ticket for the day you help and for another day within the next year! We need help course marshalling on the day of the races, but also building the banked slalom course alongside our events crew. If you would like to help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406.862.2910
Dates are subject to change.