General Information

This year marks the 15th year of the Nate Chute, and there are celebrations all weekend! An extra special thanks goes out to Stumptown Snowboards for their continued support of the event.

This “Contest for a Cause” raises money and awareness for the NC Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting troubled teens by providing assistance to programs in local school districts. Nate Chute was a well-known snowboarder from Whitefish, who tragically took his own life at a young age. Many of his friends come back to Whitefish from across the country to reunite at this special event and has become one of the largest snowboard contests in the Northwest!



WHAT:Banked Slalom and Boardercross

WHEN:Sat & Sun

WHERE:Goat Haunt, George's Gorge

Participant Information

**Even if you have pre-registered, you MUST come to the registration window on the day of the event**

The Main Event
Saturday - Day 1 - Banked Slalom
Saturday will be a banked slalom through the lower part of the Goat Haunt SBX course into George's Gorge. Best time wins and seeds racers for the Sunday SBX.

Sunday - Day 2 – Boardercross
Sunday is one of the biggest boardercross in the Northwest with over 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. Top two riders advance to next round and each rider has at least two chances before being eliminated.

Day of Registration and Check in – MOTS ticket office located by Chair 2
Course – Goat Haunt Cross Course and George’s Gorge
Awards – Ed and Mully’s Restaurant in the Upper Village
Bands, Parties and Fundraising information – See below for details


Schedule - this is the same for both days.
7:30-8:30am- Mandatory Check-In Both Days. Must pick up shirt, bib, confirm participation, etc…
9:10am- Early Lift Load for Preregistered Riders Only
9:20-9:45am- Mandatory Course Inspection
10am- Competitors Meeting at Race Start
10:15am-4pm- Races
5:30pm- Awards (Sunday only) outside at Ed and Mully’s

The Rules
Riders found poaching the course prior to the event will not be allowed to compete, as we will have staff working on the course all week. Please stay off for your safety and theirs. Seriously. No, Really.
- Competition limited to first 150 athletes; first 100 get a free t-shirt (guaranteed shirt if registered by 3/1)
- No race boards -aka- square tailed boards or hard boots.
- You can register for the Banked Slalom only, or for both events, but not for Boardercross only!
- Each morning will only allow for one run inspection. We will gather at the top and go down as a group.
- High Ollie contest on Sunday - winner gets $50.

The Cost
$70 for both days of events, $35 for just Saturday
Discounted lift passes are available for competitors if you do not have a season pass. These can be purchased the day of the event after you check in.

The Categories
Men’s Snowboard Divisions
Pro/Open Men ($$$$)
Amateur Men 8-14 ($$$)
Amateur Men 15-20 ($$$)
Amateur Men 21 and Over ($$$)
Ol' Joes Division - Men 35+
Women’s snowboard Divisions
Pro/Open Women ($$$$)
Amateur Women 8-14 ($$$)
Amateur Women 15+ ($$$)

Categories may be combined if minimums are not met in each category.

The Sponsors
Stumptown Snowboards
,Lib Tech,Gnu,Never Summer,Great Northern Powder Guides, Quiksilver,Airblaster,Skullcandy,Arbor,Volcom,Giro,Great Northern Brewing,Skiers and Snowboarders for Christ.
As well as, Burton, Electric, Smith, Dakine, Montana Coffee Traders, Remedies Massage, Whitefish Welding Class, Mums Flowers, Rossignol, Omnibar, Hammer Nutrition, & Remedies Day Spa.

The History
This is a long standing snowboard event held in memory of Nate Chute, and has turned into one of the most prolific snowboard events in the NW. There are a lot of cool snowboard events in the world, but none like the Nate. This is a 'Contest for a Cause', where we help raise money for the NC Foundation which is dedicated to supporting troubled teens. Nate was a well known snowboarder from Whitefish, who tragically took his own life at a young age. Now, many of his friends come back to Whitefish from all over the snowboarding universe to participate in this event. It has grown to attract pros, the young, the old, and the rad alike.

The cause is only part of it, there is a contest. But the contest is more than just a contest. It is a weekend full of events and fun built for anyone who wants to support the foundation, the cause, the event, the snowboard community or just someone who wants to win part of the huge cash purse.

This year is the 15th year of the event, and there will be celebrations all weekend. An extra special thanks goes out to Stumptown Snowboards for being fantastic contributors to this long standing event.

The Cause
This event is about friends, fun, snowboarding, and maybe there is a race too. Let’s keep it in perspective and help support the NC Foundation and each other. Here is how:

Individual Fundraising- Every competitor that raises $300 or more will have their entry paid by the NC Foundation! All competitors must preregister as usual. The NC Foundation will provide those competitors that have raised $300 or more with a check for their registration amount on the morning of the event at check in - When you get your bib, you will get a check!

Those that wish to raise fund must become a member of "Team Nate Chute."
Visit, and click on "Fundraise for this Campaign" to build a profile, and become eligible.
Call Jason Forrest at (406) 214-0378 if you have any Crowdrise specific questions.

Pints for a Purpose – Great Northern Brewery Company is excited to host the NC Foundation for our March Pints for a Purpose night! For each pint of beer, glass of wine, beer stein or pitcher sold after 5 pm at the Black Star Draught House on Thursday, March 13th, $1 will be donated to the NC Foundation.

Donation Dinner - All the riders come out for it and you're invited, too! Bring the whole clan to MacKenzie River Pizza Company in downtown Whitefish to help raise money for the NC Foundation… that's what this whole thing is about! Friday, March 14th, 10% of all dinner sales at MacKenzie River Pizza Company in Downtown Whitefish will be donated to the NC Foundation.
Friday Night Party – Come check out some great music at the Craggy Range in downtown Whitefish. The Craggy will host a raffle around midnight to benefit the NC Foundation. Prizes include a 2014-2015 Winter Season Pass, and two cat skiing trips with Great Northern Powder Guides! Click here for more details.

Compete – A portion of your race fees goes back to the NC Foundation.
Enjoy live music by The Flip Wilsons at the Bierstube with the NC contestants following the banked slalom.

'A Lap for the Lost'- After the lifts close Sunday, but before awards, we will have a "moment of silence, and a moment of loudness" in memory of lost friends like Nate Chute, Aaron Robinson or someone from your own life. Meet at the top of the mountain followed by a fun run down to awards.

More Info HERE

The NC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to reducing suicide among young people in Northwest Montana and Flathead County through suicide prevention education and training, mental health counseling, and efforts to reduce substance abuse and improve self-esteem. Find out more at, or find the NC Foundation on Facebook at


Event Phone Number: 862.2910

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2014 Final Results

'13 Overall Results

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