Nederland, CO – April 1, 2019 – With $10,000 in prize money on the line, Colorado's most anticipated spring snowboarding event will return to Eldora on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Riders are invited to compete in the third annual Trick Ditch Banked Slalom Presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. for their share of the purse. Registration is open at TrickDitch10.com.
The Trick Ditch Banked Slalom features a luge-like course with gates flanked by high berms that slingshot riders from side to side as they gain speed. Competitors will take two timed runs, with the fastest combined time determining the winner. In the afternoon, a style competition will take place on a special set-up built at the bottom of the banked slalom course.
"The Eldora team did an amazing job building one of the most unique banked slalom courses and experiences for competitors last winter," says Andy Goggins, marketing director at 10 Barrel Brewing. "We're beyond stoked to be working with them again for the 2019 Trick Ditch Banked Slalom.”
The event overlaps with Eldora's Retro Weekend, and competitors and spectators are encouraged to come dressed in their best retro outfits. Festivities will include live music by The Goonies, tunes by DJ Gangsterish during the event, an award ceremony for top finishers, prize raffles and giveaways, and the 10 Barrel Snow Beach featuring oversized lawn games and an outdoor beer garden with the famous 10 Barrel Mini Pub.
"The Trick Ditch Banked Slalom at Eldora has quickly become a classic spring spectacle," says Brent Tregaskis, Eldora's General Manager. "We're thrilled to partner with 10 Barrel for the third year in a row on this awesome event. Plus, we're the closest ski area to the Front Range, so it's easy for anyone to come spectate or compete."
Race divisions include Men's and Women's Elite; Men's and Women's 18-34 OPEN; Men's and Women's 35+ OPEN, and Men's and Women's Style. The cost to enter is $35 for competitors. To register and learn more, visit TrickDitch10.com.