dirksen derby

Let’s rally the team and head to the Dirksen Derby!

This event would be a great opportunity for our members to get exposed to a different side of competitive snowboarding than we are used to through USSA and USASA offerings.

In order for us to put this together as a team trip, we will need a minimum of 6 RSVPs. Estimated total cost of the trip will be tricky until we get our number of participants, but before doing the research a rough guess would be airfare plus $125/day/person for the 3 day trip. Once we have the number of people interested we can get to work on pricing out the trip.

The deadline to RSVP to this trip will be Friday, November23, 2012. On Saturday we will announce if we will make this a team trip this year.

Here are the details from the press release:

6th annual Dirksen Derby Snowboard Rally Race!


December 14th-15th-16th, 2012


New Course Location! Registration and Event will be out of Sunrise Lodge and Sunrise Chair at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.


To raise money and stoke for our good friend and Derby competitor Tyler Eklund.


Snowboard Parallel Banked Slalom.

7 Divisions:

Mens Snowboard (14-49 years), Derby Elites Snowboard (invite only), Womens Snowboard (14-49 years), Groms Snowboard (13 and under), Older and Wiser Snowboard (50+ years), Splitboard (all ages), and Sit-Ski (all ages)

Racing and Party Schedule:

Friday will be a practice day on the Derby courses at Mt. Bachelor followed by the Dirksen Derby Kick-Off Party (all ages) and Broken Board Art Auction on Friday evening at 6pm at the Century Center in Bend, Oregon.

Racing will be held on Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm. Racing schedule is subject to change based on weather and snow conditions. Everyone should be available to race on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Price and Registration:

Pre-register online and receive a free limited edition Dirksen Derby beanie from Patagonia! The price will be $35 per division. Online registration starts on November 27th, 2012 at www.MtBachelor.com<http://facebook.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8fe61c45f5d446ac6fe96ec51&id=af9da141b0&e=a5c778e6be> or at the Mt. Bachelor Sunrise Lodge on Friday (9:00am-3:00pm), Saturday (7:30am-9:30am) or Sunday (7:30am-9:30am). Discounted lift tickets are available at registration. All Press must check in at registration for special Press Passes.

Thanks to all of the sponsors who make this event possible:

Patagonia, Mt. Bachelor, Salomon snowboards, Dakine, GoPro, Smith Optics, Skull Candy, Mountain House, Clif Bar, HydroFlask, Karakoram splitboard bindings, Crab Grab, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Drink Water, Äsmo snowsurfers, GummiLove, Parilla, Deck Tech, Rebound Physical Therapy, Side Effect, Skjersaa`s, Exit Real World, Aspect, Race Place.

More Information:


Team rider Chase Fromm shot by Molly Wagner

Gettin’ the Shot at High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Sunset Photoshoot

Every summer High Cascade Snowboard Camp runs a photography workshop where aspiring photogs get to practice their craft under some of snowboarding’s most established pro photographers. The workshop culminates at a sunset photo shoot, and this past summer some of our team riders got to be involved. The following are some of the shots taken by the up and comers.


Team rider Jacob Hunsaker, melon over the big jump, shot by Diana La Spada


Team rider Chase Fromm, fs 3 indy, shot by Alysha Bartunek

Team rider Dillon Guenther, method, shot by Alysha Bartunek

Team rider Chase Fromm shot by Molly Wagner


Cross Training at Snogression

Snogression is a facility in Salt Lake City that is  designed for freestyle snow sport cross training. The facility has a  synthetic dry-slope jib run, a synthetic dry-slope jump run into a foam  pit, four trampolines adjacent to the foam pit, and a skateboard  mini-ramp. The whole place is a lot of fun and the jump into the foam  pit is especially useful to work on inverted tricks before bringing them to snow.

we will be doing the  basics class together as a team on Saturday, September 15th, at 6 pm

Contact jacob@teamutah.org, for any questions or to get involved.