Teton Village, WY—Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announces the 9th annual Dick’s Ditch Banked Slalom March 3 – 5, 2007. Full Sail Brewing Company, Mountain Dew and Sobe join JHMR in presenting this classic Jackson Hole event in the infamous Dick’s Ditch, one of the most exciting and challenging courses around.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s premiere freeride event, Dick’s Ditch is a two-day banked slalom competition open to both skiers and snowboarders. On Saturday, competitors will have one run. The top 70% from each class will advance to Sunday’s Final Run. Race divisions include: Men’s/Women’s Pro Snowboard, Men’s/Women’s Pro Ski, and Men’s and Women’s Amateur age 14-19, age 20-29, and age 30+ Ski and Snowboard categories.

Cash prizes will be awarded to Pro division winners as follows:

SNOWBOARD – Pro

Men’s/Women’s 1st – $700
Men’s/Women’s 2nd – $500
Men’s/Women’s 3rd- $200

Skiers and riders in the amateur class will compete for prizes from event sponsors including Full Sail Ale, Mountain Dew, Sobe, Giro, Marmot, Dakine, The Illuminati, Nidecker and Smith Optics.

Registration is $50 for Pros and $40 for Amateurs and available at www.jacksonhole.com , Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop or The Illuminati Snowboard Shop located in downtown Jackson in the Powderhorn Plaza.

The course will be open for inspection and practice runs on Friday, March 3rd at 12:00pm. All competitors must have paid their registration fees, signed their release of liability, and picked up their bib before they will be allowed on course.

The Full Sail Brewing Beer Garden will be open to the public from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday near the JHMR Events Tent. Race results will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the competitor reception on Sunday, from 3:30pm -5:00pm in the JHMR Events Tent.

Only a half-day drive from Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort provides year-round adventure woven into the rustic Old West. Jackson Hole’s untamed landscape, nestled in the Teton Mountain Range, lets visitors get further away with high-mountain adventures on skis, snowboards, horseback, mountain bikes, canoes or on foot. For more information, visit www.jacksonhole.com.