Where: Mount Baker Ski Area
Getting there: From Interstate 5, take state Route 542 east from Bellingham to its terminus at the ski resort.
Cost: The banked slalom is free to watch. Lift tickets cost $47.27, $34.29 youths (7-15), $41.24 seniors (60-69), $28.27 super seniors (70 and older), ages 6 and younger and fifth-graders are admitted free.
Also: The Legendary Banked Slalom is the nation’s oldest snowboard race. In 2005, Seattle-based Flying Spot Entertainment released “Platinum,” a movie about the Legendary Banked Slalom. You can watch the six-minute trailer for the movie at platinumthemovie.com.