It’s Coming— Trick Ditch Banked Slalom Will Take Over Eldora on April 6

$10k Purse Up for Grabs at Colorado’s Favorite Spring Snowboard Competition

We’ve got plans for you this coming Saturday, April 6th. You better head to the hills and get on up to Eldora for the third annual Trick Ditch Banked Slalom.

Registration for the highly anticipated event is still open, so get on it, as there’s a total prize purse of $10,000 up for grabs.

Eye on the prize. Photo: Aaron Dodds ’18

The banked slalom will take place in the morning, and a fun, style-oriented competition will pop off in the afternoon. It’s also Retro Weekend up at Eldora, so pull out those costumes and retro gear!

Get your spot dialed here, read on for more about the event below, and get a glimpse into the action from last year in the video above.

See you there!

Nederland, CO – March 19, 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

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.

This guy is flipping out at the chance to win some of the prize money. Photo: Aaron Dodds

“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.”

This suit leaves us speechless. Photo: Aaron Dodds

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

How about that for a banked turn? Photo: Tom Winter

About Eldora

Eldora is the backyard winter playground for Boulder County and Colorado’s northern Front Range, located just 21 miles from Boulder and less than 50 from Denver. From mellow beginner terrain to thrilling steeps and glades, Eldora offers terrain for every level of skier and rider. With its unique blend of proximity, fantastic learning terrain, low-key family-friendly vibe, and lesson programs for kids and adults, Eldora is widely known as Colorado’s best place to learn. Plus, Eldora boasts easy, affordable public transportation from anywhere in the Denver metro region straight to its high-speed, six-person Alpenglow chairlift, on RTD’s N Route. Engage with Eldora on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Stay tuned to our Social Media Channels for all the action coming to you from Eldora’s Trick Ditch! 


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