(Teton Village, WY, Feb. 11, 2003)Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Arbor Snowboards, Mountain Dew, and Full Sail Brewing Company are pleased to announce the return of the Jackson Hole Banked Slalom (JHBS), previously known as the Dick’s Ditch Classic, on March 1 and 2.

“We jumped at the chance to sponsor the JHBS and help bring back the Dick’s Ditch tradition. We’d like to see the vibe of the Baker Banked Slalom spread. The best way to do that is build a sister event,” said Arbor’s President Bob Carlson. “Over the years, much of the thinking that has gone into the Arbor line has come from friends who live and ride in the Hole. This is a chance to show a little thanks to team riders like John Griber and Rob Kingwill and a town that has always supported Arbor,” he continued.

Aaron Bray, Full Sail’s Events Coordinator, shared his excitement for the return of the JHBS: “The popularity of Banked Slaloms has really grown in the last couple of years and Jackson Hole’s course is one of the most exciting and challenging I could ever imagine. It’s such a fantastic event here.”

The banked terrain slalom course, located off of Lupine Way, through Dude’s Ditch to Dick’s Ditch, will be open in sections for practice runs on Wednesday, February 26. The full course will be open for practice runs on Friday, February 28. There will not be an opportunity for practice runs on the day of the race. The JHBS is a two-day event open to skiers and snowboarders. On Saturday, competitors will have one run. The top 70% from each class will advance to Sunday’s Final Run. Classes include: Pro Men’s Snowboard, Pro Women’s Snowboard, Pro Men’s Ski, ProWomen’s Ski, and Amateur 14-19, 20-29, and 30+ Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard categories.

Competitors must attend a mandatory meeting from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday, February 28 in the Special Events Tent: 4:30-5:30pm-Competitors register, pay entry fee ($50) and discounted lift ticket fee ($31/day), receive bib and credentials; 5:30pm-Presentation of event rules andregulations

SNOWBOARD-Pro SKI-Pro

Men’s/Women’s 1st -$700 Men’s/Women’s 1st -$500

Men s/Women’s 2nd -$500 Men’s/Women’s 2nd -$200

Men s/Women’s 3rd-$200 Men’s/Women’s 3rd-$100

Skiers and riders in the amateur class will compete for prizes from our sponsors, including Arbor Snowboards, Full Sail Ale, Boeri, Mountain Dew, Dakine, Smith Optics, and Marmot. Registration available online at www.jacksonhole.com/jhbs, at Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop anytime, or at the Special Events Tent in Teton Village on Feb. 28. For more information, contact Erica Pitts at (307) 739-2770.

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.