Silver Belt Banzai Event
By Sugar Bowl - Published on 30th January 2009 ⋅ Viewed 3052 times.
The Silver Belt Downhill, dating back to 1940, was for many years considered the preeminent North American race for skiing’s elite. Racers would travel from home resorts to compete for top honors on the challenging and formidable course, always followed with a legendary celebration. The 2009 Silver Belt Banzai will keep this tradition alive, honoring past racers with the event itself while enticing today’s top skiers with the latest racing discipline, all in a festive atmosphere with live music and parties.
Starting atop Sugar Bowl’s famed Silver Belt run, skiers will test their skills on this spectator-friendly course, racing out of the gate in six-man heats with rules being to simply stay on-course and finish in the top two to advance. Up to 100 qualifying and invited skiers of all ages – both men and women – will race for upwards of $10,000 in cash and prizes, with qualifying skiers competing in heats on Saturday to earn a spot in Sunday’s finals race. Entry fees are set at $100 per qualifying racer, and free for invited racers.
This event is open to anyone wishing to participate ages 14 and up. Registration:
Ages 14-18: $50
Ages 19 and up: $100
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