Conditions Report

Complete Report

24 Hour Snowfall

0"

7 Day Snowfall

28"

Base Depth

36"

Mid-Mtn Depth

68"

Season Total

116"

Dirksen Derby

Welcome to the official site of Mt. Bachelor's Dirksen Derby!

8th Annual Dirksen Derby - December 12-14, 2014

The Derby is back and better than ever this year! Tyler Eklund is still going strong and so is the Dirksen Derby snowboard rally race. This year the event will held at Mt. Bachelor, December 12-14, 2014.

Registration is now full. Register early next year to guarantee your spot in the event!


2014 Event Results

(Broken link has been fixed!)


2014 EVENT INFORMATION

DATES

December 12-14, 2014

LOCATION

Mt. Bachelor's West Village base area. Course location is above the Snowblast Tubing Park off of Pine Marten Chair. Event check-in will be in the lower level of West Village Lodge.

EVENT PURPOSE

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

FORMAT

Snowboard Banked Slalom - Rally Race!

PRICE AND REGISTRATION

Advance registration is required.

Entry Fee: $35 for all divisions except Derby Elites ($100)

Lift Tickets:  Discounted $44 event ticket is available only to registered racers. All racers MUST have a valid lift ticket/season pass.

DIVISIONS

For the 2014 Derby, there will be nine divisions:

  • Derby Elite - Men (professionally-sponsored snowboarders)
  • Derby Elite - Women (professionally-sponsored snowboarders)
  • Mens Snowboard (ages 14-34)
  • Gentlemens Snowboard (ages 35-49)
  • Older and Wiser (men and women ages 50+)
  • Womens Snowboard (ages 14-49)
  • Groms Snowboard (boys and girls ages 13 & under)
  • Splitboard - Men and Women (all ages)
  • Sit-Ski (men and women all ages)

All racers should enter the division within which they think they can win. There is no such thing as "sandbagging" at the Derby! Each racer can only enter in one division. Choose carefully!

SPONSORS

We'd like to thank these generous sponsors for their contributions to the 2014 Dirksen Derby:

Patagonia | Mt. Bachelor | Salomon | Dakine | evo | Smith Optics | Mountain House | P.O.W. | Yakima | Rebound Physical Therapy | Gentem Stick | Asmo | Karakoram | Clif Bar | Oregon Adaptive Sports | Skull Candy | Drink Water | Thump Coffee | Crab Grab | Side Effect | Skjersaa's | Aspect | Crow's Feet | Park Raker | Parilla | Velvet


2014 RACE SCHEDULE

Schedule subject to change! 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12: REGISTRATION AND PRACTICE

  • 07:30AM - 12:00PM: Registration @ Lower Level West Village Lodge
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM: Practice Groms, Older & Wiser, Splitboard, Derby Elite @ Derby Course
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM: Practice Mens and Sit-Ski @ Derby Course
  • 12:00PM - 01:00PM: Practice Womens and Gentlermens @ Derby Course
  • 06:00PM - 11:00PM: Dirksen Derby Kick Off Party (all ages) @Midtown Ballroom 51 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13: QUALIFICATION DAY

Mens, Womens, & Gentlemens Division

  • 07:30AM - 09:00AM: Registration @ Lower Level West Village Lodge
  • 09:00AM - 10:00AM: Inspection @ Derby Course (Pine Martin Chair)
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM: Gentlemens Qualification 
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM: Mens Qualification Heat 1
  • 12:00PM - 01:00PM: Mens Qualification Heat 2
  • 01:00PM - 02:00PM: Womens Qualification
  • 05:30PM - 06:30PM: Tai Chi for Snowboarders with Jenny @ Terpsichorean Dance Studio
  • 07:30PM - 10:00PM: Snowsurf - A Mellow evening with Gerry Lopez and Alex Yoder @ Patagonia Bend Store (Downtown Bend); limited tickets available
  • 10:00PM - 2:00AM: Late Night Parties @ Velvet Bar (Downtown Bend)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14: FINALS DAY

All Divisions and Split Board Race

  • 07:30AM - 09:00AM: Registration @ Lower Level West Village Lodge
  • 09:00AM - 10:00AM: Inspection @ Derby Course (Pine Martin Chair)
  • 10:00AM - 10:45AM: Splitboard Men and Women - Meet @ bottom of Derby Course
  • 10:45AM - 11:30AM: Groms and Older and Wiser
  • 10:45AM - 12:30PM: Sit-Ski (anytime between 10:45AM - 12:30PM)
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM: Womens Finalists and Gentlemen Finalists
  • 12:30PM - 01:30PM: Mens Finalists
  • 01:30PM - 02:15PM: Derby Elites
  • 03:00PM - 04:00PM: Awards Ceremony @ Lower Level of the West Village Lodge
  • 09:00PM - 02:00AM: Mr. Plant Movie Premiere and Derby Afterparty @ Velvet Bar

Thank you to all of the sponsors who support the event: Patagonia, Mt. Bachelor, Salomon, Dakine, evo, Smith Optics, Mountain House, P.O.W., Yakima, Rebound Physical Therapy, Gentem Stick, Asmo, Karakoram, Clif Bar, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Skull Candy, Drink Water, Thump Coffee, Crab Grab, Side Effect, Skjersaa's, Aspect, Crow's Feet, Park Raker, Parilla, Velvet

See you at the Derby - Josh Dirksen and Mt. Bachelor

More Information: Dirksen Derby Facebook Page

History of the Dirksen Derby

2013 Dirksen Derby

RESULTS

2013 Saturday Qualifying Results
2013 Sunday Final Results

MEDIA COVERAGE

Snowboarder Magazine (article)
Snowboarder Magazine (video)
Snowboard Magazine
Frequency
Heckler Magazine
Yobeat
Snowbrains


2012 Dirksen Derby

RESULTS

Men's Qualifying - Green Course
Men's Qualifying - Red Course
Women's Qualifying - Green Course
Women's Qualifying - Red Course

Men's Final
Women's Final
Men's Elite Final
Groms Final
Older & Wiser Final
Sit-Ski FinalSplit Board Final


2011 Dirksen Derby

2011 Dirksen Derby Results

 

Some past coverage of the Derby:

Bachelor Parks
ESPN
ESPN Video
Snowboarder Mag
Transworld Snowboarding
Transworld Snow
Frequency
Patagonia
YoBeat
YoBeat video
Jones Snowboards
Mervin Manufacturing