The Dirksen Derby
- 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 Final
- Split Board Final
6th Annual Dirksen Derby Snowboard Rally Race!
December 14 - Practice
December 15 and 16 - Event Days
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.
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 (Click Here for tentative 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 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. Register 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.
The Dirksen Derby is held in December. Hosted by internationally renowned local snowboarder Josh Dirksen, the event has raised over $30,000 for the Tyler Eklund Fund in the last 5 years. Tyler was paralyzed in April of 2007 in a snowboarding accident during a practice run for a national championship. Despite the tragedy, Tyler is back at it and made 3 fast times in the Derby and won the first annual quadriplegic sit ski division. In 2008's Derby, Josh donated a custom made Salomon Sick Stick snowboard as a raffle prize. All the raffle money for the snowboard went towards Cole Ortega, Mt Bachelor Grom Squad member, to help cover medical costs from his surfing injury this past summer. Cole's arm was severed while surfing on the Oregon Coast in July of 2008. We plan to offer the event each year around our season's opening with 100% of the proceeds going towards different beneficiaries.
This Year's The 5th Annual Dirksen Derby Was The Best Yet. The 3 day weekend long event was an action packed fundraiser for Tyler Eklund. Friday started off with practice runs in the two run course. Each course had 12 burms, with the Red Course proving to be more fluid and the Green Course proving to be more radius challenging. Friday night was the Dirksen Derby Broken Board Fundraiser held at the cozy Poet House. Packed House. Saturday was Qualifying for the stacked field, ranging from, Terje Haakonsen to Jake Blauvelt to Desiree Melancon to Macy Price. After the sunny qualifying day the 300+ mass headed down to the Seventh Mt. Resort for the premiere of Aaron Robinson's "Manifest" movie. Epic! Sunday was the finals day for Sit-Ski-, Splitboard, Women, Men, and the Older and Wiser. Check the video to see all the action at Mt. Bachelor in beautiful Central Oregon.
Some coverage of the Derby: