Set the time of your life while having the time of your life in the Baldface Zig Zag Banked Slalom.

For three weeks this spring, Baldface Lodge is inviting the public to ride fast, take chances and get graded on a curve as they compete against the best snowboarders on Earth in a one-of-a-kind time trial, banked slalom event. The “Zig” is that if Baldface has great snow, you are going to get ride some of the most fun terrain on the planet and the “zag” is that if Baldface has springlike conditions you will get a fast track and a better opportunity to win great prices on the Zig Zag course! No matter what the weather forecasts hold, you can plan on having a great trip to Baldface this spring.


The Zig Zag Banked Slalom combines the stoic backcountry terrain of Baldface Lodge in Nelson, BC with the speed, thrills and challenges of a world-class banked slalom course. The format is simple. Iconic pros like Bryan Fox, Lucas Debari and Temple Cummins will set the pace from March 18-20 putting down their best times and then the public is invited to have their shot at the banks and berms to see how their fastest runs match up against the greats! Baldface guests can compete any day during their stay and the lodge will be hosting day trips from the town of Nelson from April 8-10 for $400.00 CAD with a limit of 36 spots each day. Each trip will be considered its own heat with its own podium and prizes (including the pros’ kits, as in, beat the pro, win their set up!). An overall champion will be announced at the end of the three-week competition window (March 21st – April 13th). So wax up and get ready to throw down.


To reserve your spot in the Zig Zag Banked Slalom call the Baldface office at
1-250-352-0006.

Leaderboards

Pro-Runners

  • 1: Ben Ferguson (1:10:85)
  • 2: Temple Cummins (1:11:24)
  • 3: Curtis Ciszek (1:11:25
  • 4: Lucas Debari (1:11:62
  • 5: Austen Sweetin (1:11:88)
  • 6: Bryan Fox (1:12:75)
  • 7: Erik Leines (1:13:83
  • 8: Billy Anderson (1:14:26)
  • 9: Shawn Colley (1:14:46)
  • 10: Chris Beresford (1:15:00)

AM Runners

  • 1: Chris Bowlin (1:17:63)
  • 2: Jeremiah Martin (1:21:58)
  • 3: Will Thysell (1:22:83)
  • 4: David Appel (1:24:81)
  • 5: Mike Bags (1:25:15)
  • 6: Andy Heinzle (1:26:73)
  • 7: Sean Keough (1:27:96)
  • 8: Mike Lowder (1:29:61)
  • 9: Doug Cogar (1:32:40)
  • 10: Gaelen MacKay (1:33:10)

Heats

Heat 1 - 3.23.16
  • 1: Ben Ferguson (1:10:85)
  • 2: Temple Cummins (1:11:24)
  • 3: Curtis Ciszek (1:11:25)
  • Women's 1: Robin Van Gyn
Heat 2 - 3.26.16
  • 1: Chris Bowlin (1:17:63)
  • 2: Jeremiah Martin (1:21:58)
  • 3: Will Thysell (1:22:83)
  • Women's 1: Jessica de Boer (1:33:53)
Heat 3 - 3.30.16
  • 1: David Appel (1:24.81)
  • 2: Mike Bags (1:25.15)
  • 3: Andy Heinzle (1:26.73)
  • Women's 1: Gaelen Mackay (1:33:10)
Heat 4 - 4.3.16
  • 1: Chris Boudens (1:33:89)
  • 2: Ryan Lee (1:42:20)
  • 3: Jon Gorbahn (1:45:10)
  • Women's 1: Jill Charron (2:20:11)
Heat 5 - 4.6.16
  • 1: 1st Alex Boulanger (1:35:60)
  • 2: Mark Zealand (1:37:80)
  • 3: Skip Williams (1:40:26)
Heat 6 - 4.8.16
  • 1: Chris Shook (1:18:15)
  • 2: Pete Moss (1:19:08)
  • 3: Destin Beneteau-Nelson (1:32:34)
  • W's 1: Gillian MacGregor (1:32:68)
Heat 7 - 4.9.16
  • 1: Matt Leblanc (1:20:65)
  • 2: Matt Boles (1:22:46)
  • 3: Kevin Stockpole (1:23:81)
  • Women's 1: Ayla Roche (1:37:55)
Heat 8 - K2 Pros
  • 1: Chris Beresford (1:15:00)
  • 2: Johnny Brady (1:15:57)
  • 3: Parker Szumowski (1:15:89)
Heat 9 - Sand Baggers
  • 1: Mark Fawcett (1:14:58)
  • 2: Marcell Dolak (1:14:76)
  • 3: Nick Felt (1:16:88)
Heat 10 - April 13
  • 1: Dustin Anderson (1:18:17)
  • 2: Todd Schlosser (1:20:57)
  • 3: Kevin Hamilton (1:21:65)

Bald Pacesetters

Austin Smith

Home Mtn: Mt. Bachelor, OR
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Time 1: 1:21:23
Time 2: 1:14:52
Instagram: @austinbsmith
Sponsors: Nitro, Smith, Dakine, Poler, Cobra Dogs, Mt. Bachelor

Todd Richards

Home Mtn: Breckenridge, CO
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Board Ridden: YES Jackpot 154 Time 1: 1:18:25
Time 2: 1:15:72
Instagram: @btoddrichards
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Nixon, Yeahnice, Saint Archer

Austen Sweetin

Home Mtn: Alpental, WA
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Board Ridden: YES Greats 152
Time 1: 1:12:47
Time 2: 1:11:88
Instagram: @austensweetin
Sponsors: Coal Headwear, Zeal Optics, YES Snowboards, NOW Bindings, Crab Grab

Erik Leines

Home Mtn: Snowbird, UT
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Board Ridden: CAPiTA Mercury 161
Time 1: 1:12:47
Time 2: 1:11:88
Instagram: @erikleines
Sponsors: Celtek, Under Armour, GoPro, Stewart Surfboards, Mom and Dad, Wife, three kids, Baldface Lodge, Nixon, Vans, Villager

Billy Anderson

Home Mtn: Mammoth Mountain, CA
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Board Ridden: tba
Time 1: 1:14:26
Time 2: 1:13:92
Instagram: @iambillya
Sponsors: TBD

Robin Van Gyn

Home Mtn: Whistler, BC
Stance: goofy
Date Raced: 3.22.16
Time 1: 1:23:06
Time 2: 1:23:38
Instagram: @robinvangyn
Sponsors: Roxy, Hi-Ball, NOW, Whistler Blackcomb, Backcountry Access, Wend, KIND Bar

Jamie Lynn

Home Mtn: Baldface, BC
Stance: goofy
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Time 1: 1:23:06
Time 2: 1:23:38
Instagram: @jamiemlynn
Sponsors: Lib Tech, Volcom, Vans, Dragon

Curtis Ciszek

Home Mtn: Mt. Bachelor, OR
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: Volcom NAS 163
Time 1: 1.12.14
Time 2: 1.11.25
Instagram: @curtisciszek
Sponsors: Volcom, giro, Smartwool, Vestal, Poler, Mt. Bachelor

Ben Ferguson

Home Mtn: Mt. Bachelor, OR
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: Burton Custom 163
Time 1: 1.12.46
Time 2: 1.10.85
Instagram: @ben_ferguson
Sponsors: Burton, anon, Red Bull, DVS, JBL, Crab Grab, Harley Davidison

Temple Cummins

Home Mtn: Mt. Baker, WA
Stance: goofy
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: Gnu Billygoat
Time 1: 1.11.97
Time 2: 1.11.24
Instagram: @tubesteakface
Sponsors: Gnu, Airblaster

Barrett Christy

Home Mtn: Hurricane Ridge, WA and Mt. Baker, WA
Stance: goofy
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: Gnu Goofy Zoid 149
Time 1: 1.24.44
Time 2: 1.23.46
Instagram: @barrettcc
Sponsors: Gnu, Airblaster, oneballjay

Lucas Debari

Home Mtn: Mt. Baker, WA
Stance: regular
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: K2 Joydriver 159
Time 1: 1.12.66
Time 2: 1.11.62
Instagram: @lucasdebari
Sponsors: Northface, K2, evo, Hi-Ball

Wes Makepeace

Home Mtn: TBD
Stance: goofy
Date Raced: 3.23.16
Board Raced: TBD
Time 1: 1.19.80
Time 2: 1.20.25
Instagram: @fastandloose
Sponsors: TBD


Privateers

Chris Bowlin

Heat: 2
Race Date: 3.26.16
Time 1: 1.17:63
Stance: Regular
Board Ridden: Lib Tech Skunk Ape
Home Mtn: Mt. Baker, WA
Instagram: @chrisdbowlin

Jeremiah Martin

Heat: 2
Race Date: 3.26.16
Time 1: 1.21:58
Stance: Goofy
Board Ridden: Lib Tech Wittlake
Home Mtn: Whitefish, MT
Instagram: @jeremiahjmartin

Will Thysell

Heat: 2
Race Date: 3.26.16
Time 1: 1.22:83
Stance: regular
Board Ridden: Burton Vapour
Home Mtn: Mt. Bachelor, OR
Instagram: @white_label_extracts

Jessica De Boer

Heat: 2
Race Date: 3.26.16
Time 1: 1.33:53
Stance: Goofy
Board Ridden: Lib Tech cC-2 Phoenix
Home Mtn: Mt. Baker, WA
Instagram: @jessdboer

Kristen O'Keefe

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: DQ
Time 2: 1:45:80
Stance: regular
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Gaelen MacKay

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: 1:39:33
Time 2: 1:33:10
Stance: goofy
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Andy Heinzle

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3/30/16
Time 1: 1:27:05
Time 2: 1:26:73
Stance: regular
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Mike Bags

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: 1.25.15
Time 2: DQ
Stance: regular
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Dave Appel

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: 1.26.71
Time 2: 1.24.81
Stance: goofy
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Sean Keough

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: 1:28:71
Time 2: 1:27:96
Stance: regular
Home Mtn.:
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Mike Lowder

Heat: 3
Race Date: 3.30.16
Time 1: N/A
Time 2: 1:29:61
Stance: goofy
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