PacWest Banked Slalom

PacWest Banked Slalom


Race The Third Annual Classic

  • Calendar
    Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, 2024
  • duration
    7:15AM - 5PM
  • snowboard icon
    Snowboard Banked Slalom
    Helmet Required
  • Location
    Summit East

Join us this March for the third annual PacWest Banked Slalom at Summit East. The PacWest Banked Slalom is a celebration of Pacific Northwest Snowboard culture's past and present, centered around a classic banked slalom course. Brought to you by Marcel Dolak and The Summit at Snoqualmie, this is not a race you want to miss!

  • New Lottery Registration Format
  • Two day event, with one timed run each day
  • Course located on Rampart Chair

Racer, Are You Ready?

Early Racer Check-In and Pre-Party scheduled for Friday, March 22nd!

Head over to the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum (located between The Commonwealth and Dru Bru) from 5pm-6:30pm for early racer check-in. Skip the line Saturday morning and catch a few extra z's to ensure you are well rested by attending. Marcel Dolak will be on site to share a few words about the course build as well. 

Following early racer check-in, head over to Silver Fir for the pre-party to kick off PacWest weekend. Live Music from 6-8pm from The Sleepers paired with some demos from your favorite brands is expected to make for a darn good time. For more details, check out the Spring Demo Nights event page. 

New Lottery Registration Format

Due to increased demand for this event, we will be offering a lottery system for event registration. The lottery for PacWest Banked Slalom will open on Friday, February 23rd at 1:00pm and will remain open through Friday, March 1st at 10:00am.  

The lottery drawing will be held on the evening of Friday, March 1st. A link to register will be sent out to all accepted athletes by Wednesday, March 6th at 10:00am. Accepted racers will have 48 hours to complete their registration. Any racers that do not complete their registration by Friday, March 8th at 10:00am will forfeit their spot and it will be released to the next racer from the draw.  

Racer details will be collected using a Microsoft Form on the PacWest Event Page.  

Registration Fees 

    • Ages 12 & Under
      Registration Fee
    • $44
    • Ages 13+
      Registration Fee
    • $75

Tentative Schedule

Rider check-in and attendance at the athlete meeting are required on Saturday. On Sunday there is no rider check-in. A course inspection is required on both days. Riders found doing anything beyond a slow slip will be disqualified!

Friday 3/22
3pm-8pm Demos Open (Spring Demo Nights)  Silver Fir Lodge
5pm-6:30pm Early Racer Check In The Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum
6pm-8pm Live Music from The Sleepers Silver Fir Lodge

Saturday 3/23
7am-8am Racer Check In Milwaukee Lodge (Summit East)
8:30am Early Chairlift Load East Peak Chair
9am Racer Meeting Top of Rampart Chair (top of course)
9am-10am Course Inspection Top of Rampart Chair (top of course)
10am Race Starts Top of Rampart
3:30pm Final Racers Drop
4pm-6pm Live Music from The Snoqualmie Passholes Broken Tip Bar (Summit East)

Sunday 3/24
9am-10am Course Inspection Top of Rampart Chair (top of course)
10am Race Starts Top of Rampart
1pm-4:30pm Book Signing - The Darkest White with author Eric Blehm Milwaukee Lodge (Summit East)
3:30pm Final Racer Drop
3pm-5pm Live Music from ZORB Milwaukee Lodge (Summit East)
TBD Awards Milwaukee Lodge (Summit East)

Big Banks, Deep Roots

Why the name and spot? Summit East, formerly called PacWest Ski Area, was selected as the location because of its deep history in snowboarding. PacWest Ski Area hosted many classic competitions from the early days of the snowboarding including the Good ‘N’ Fruity Jam, and the Urban Circus Jumpfest among others. Many legendary snowboarders grew up riding here or made turns at this special little mountain, including Craig Kelly, Peter Line, and Jamie Lynn to name a few.

The PacWest Banked Slalom will be hosted by Marcel Dolak, a longtime Summit at Snoqualmie local who first took his turns under Julie’s Chair approximately 32 years ago. He has been a strong competitor in Banked Slalom’s, and he is excited to keep this new event going with The Summit. Marcel’s co-host is Olivia Cayley, who also lives in Hyak. Olivia has a passion for snowboarding and events, and looks forward to the PacWest Banked Slalom being an amazing event for years to come.

We thank all of our sponsors as we couldn’t do this event without their support.

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Event Location

Summit East - Course will be off the top of Rampart Chair.