12th Annual Nate Chute Classic this WeekendBy admin • Mar 7th, 2011 • Category: News
This is a snowboard competition held in memory of Nate Chute, and has turned into one of the most prolific snowboard events in the NW. Nate was a well known snowboarder from Whitefish, who tragically took his own life at a young age. Now, many of his friends come back to Whitefish from all over the west coast to participate in this event. A portion of the proceeds go to the Nate Chute Memorial Fund which provides help to local teens and adolescents during times of need.
$3500 CASH PURSE for overall winners of Pro/Open Class!
This event has also continued to gain great exposure, check out this link. We are stoked to be in the same category as events like the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom.
Saturday will be a banked slalom through the lower part of the Boardercross course into George’s Gorge on Chair 7. This is a timed event which seeds racers for the Sunday Boardercross.
Sunday is the Biggest Boardercross in Montana (one of the biggest in the NW), with almost 100 riders competing for the title and coolest trophies around. Two to Five racers at a time race through a great course consisting of jumps, banks, rollers and traffic. Top 2 riders advance to next round, each rider has at least 2 chances before being eliminated. Very very, very, very fun. And it is very fun.
This year is the 12th year of the event, and there will be celebrations all weekend. An extra special thanks goes out to the Nate Chute Foundation and Stumptown Snowboards for being fantastic contributors to this long standing event. Bands playing on Saturday and Sunday at the ‘Stube. There is even a ‘high ollie’ contest while the SBX is going on.
March 12th Banked Slalom
Registration 8 – 9 am (After registration competitors may be able to get on Chair 1 as early as 9:15am)
Race 10:50 – 4pm
Awards to be held after Sunday event.
March 13th Boardercross
Registration 8-9am (After registration competitors may be able to get on Chair 1 as early as 9:15am)
Race 11am – 4pm
Awards 1 hour after last race (Aloha deck at Ed and Mully’s)
Riders found poaching the course prior to the event will not be allowed to compete, as we will have staff along working on the course all week. Please stay off for your safety and theirs. Seriously. No, Really.
Early registration must be received in person or postmarked by March 8th. (WMR events; po box 1400, Whitefish, MT 59937)
March 12 – Sat 8-9:00am
March 13 – Sun 8– 9:00am
(After registration competitors may be able to get on Chair 1 as early as 9:15am)
Register or check in (for early registrations) at the Events Office located across from the Chalet in the Upper Village. Everyone must check in to receive bib and sign waiver each day!
Participants under 18 yrs of age must have a parent or guardian sign a liability waiver. No exceptions. Please print the Registration and Liability Waiver posted here and bring it with you.
No race boards -aka- square tailed boards
PARTICIPANTS: Limited to first 110 athletes, first 100 get a free t-shirt.
COST: Early Registration-by 3/8/11: 30$ per event. After 3/8 : $35 per event. $5 bib deposit required for everyone. Lift passes are $35 for competitors without season passes.
Pro/Open Men ($$$$$)
Amateur Men 14 & Under
Amateur Men 15-20
Amateur Men 21 and Over
Ol’ Joes Division – Men 35+
Pro/Open Women ($$$$$)
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
Monster Energy, Coca-Cola, Stumptown Snowboards, Nestle, Rossignol, Electric, K2 Snowboarding, Giro, Dakine, Sportsman & Ski Haus, Nate Chute Foundation, Great Northern Brewing, Montana Coffee Traders, Smith Optics, Rejuvenate Massage & Bodywork, Second Street Pizza, Northern Physical Therapy, The Wrap & Roll Café, POW, Bluebird Wax, Mum’s Flowers, Whitefish Welding Class, Burton, Quicksilver, Salomon
Event Phone Number:406.862.2910