SULLIVAN_Slash-and-Burn-2015_1The 2015 Slash & Burn course at Howelsen Hill | Photo: Scott Sullivan

In the same way that the Dirksen Derby is the perfect way to kick off your winter, the Slash & Burn Banked Slalom is the ideal cap to your season. Now in its third year, Slash & Burn will take place at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, March 18-20. If you’re anywhere near Colorado during those dates, we’d recommend making the trip. If you’re not, check flights and book a room at the Rabbit Ears Motel. It’s cheap. The Strawberry Park Hot Springs also offers reasonable lodging options — and you’re at a hot spring.

SULLIVAN_Slash-and-Burn-2015_59Alex Pashley would like to remind you, “There is NO ON-SITE registration! Registration is ONLINE ONLY!” REGISTER HERE. | Photo: Scott Sullivan

  • Entry Fees: Age Class $25 Open Class $30 – lift tickets NOT included
  • Lift Tickets: $15 youth (18 & under) $25 adults

Friday, March 18th 2016: Check-in and practice

  • 8am – 5pm: Check in / packet pickup at Powder Tools in Gondola Square (305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487)
  • 1pm-3pm: Optional practice at Howelsen Hill (You will need to purchase a lift ticket if you choose to practice on Friday).

Saturday, March 19th 2016: RACE DAY — Open class, Masters, and Amateurs ages 18+

Open Class Men and Women
Amateur Men and Women ages 18-34
Master Men and Women Ages 35+

  • 7am-8am: Check in at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill
  • 8am-9am: Practice
  • 9:15am: Rider meeting at the top of course
  • 9:30am: 1st Run Qualifying
  • 1:30pm: 2nd Run Qualifying
  • 3:00pm: Switch race ($5 Cash buy-in, one run, winner-take-all)
  • 5pm: Awards

Sunday, March 20th 2016: RACE DAY — Grom, Youth and Teen

Groms Boys & Girls 8 & under
Youth Boys & Girls 9-13
Teen Boys & Girls 14-17

  • 9am-10am: Check in at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill
  • 10am-11am: Practice
  • 11:15am: Rider meeting at the top of course
  • 11:30am: 1st run
  • 1:30pm: 2nd run
  • 3:30pm: Awards at the base

SULLIVAN_Slash-and-Burn-2015_40Photo: Scott Sullivan

Previous Slash & Burn coverage:

Jake Black wins first annual Slash & Burn Banked Slalom

Lightning speed: The Second Annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom at Steamboat Springs

Check out the Slash & Burn blog here.