About

THE DIRKSEN DERBY

MAIN GOAL
Our Main Goal at the Dirksen Derby is to bring the local and international Snowboard and Sit-Ski communities together for an incredibly fun and memorable weekend full of fast race times, strong friendships and fond memories.
FINANCIAL MISSION 
Our financial mission at Dirksen Derby is to use our proceeds to benefit selected local and national Non-Profits, as well as supporting indiviuals including our long-time friend and inspiration, Tyler Eklund.
RACE HISTORY
Since our first Dirksen Derby event at Mt. Bachelor in 2007, we have had over 4000 competitors and assisted in raising over $250,000 dollars for our friends, our environment and our health.
Financial beneficiaries of the Dirksen Derby have included: Tyler Eklund, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Protect Our Winters, Democracy Engine, The Walker family, and The Ortega family and Central Oregon Avalanche Association. 
The Dirksen Derby is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
The Dirksen Derby 12 
Date: December 13th-14th-15th, 2019
Location: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
This year’s upcoming DD12 event will include 17 divisions for Snowboarders and Sit-Skiers of all ages and abilities. The race format will change to one run on Saturday plus one run on Sunday for a combined time (no qualifier day). Timing for the DD12 race will be professionally and precicly timed by CJ Sports Timing.
Registration for the race will open to pre-qualified racers on October 1st, 2019. Pre-registration will include: Top 25% from the DD11, Local spots, International spots, Qualifying 18-19 Race spots, Sponsor spots, plus all former Derby and Olympic gold medalists A waiting list is also available for all other racers on DirksenDerby.com. Riders on the waiting list will be chosen based on past racing performances and luck. More information and event calendar available at DirksenDerby.com
 
The Dirksen Derby Splitboard Race 
Date: March 21-22, 2020
Location: Saas Fee, Switzerland.
This year’s new DDSplit event will include Mens and Womens Splitboard divisions for all ages and abilities. The race format will be one run “up and down” the course on Saturday plus one run “up and down” on Sunday for a combined final time.
Registration for the DDSplit race will be at the Popcorn hotel & bar in Saas Fee before the race. Maximum 60 racers in the event. International competitors are welcome and guaranteed a spot in the event (please RSVP). Please email us at info@dirksenderby.com for more information.
 
The Dirksen Derby 13 
Date: December 11th-12th-13th, 2020
Location: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
The DD13 event will again include 17 divisions for Snowboarders and Sit-Skiers of all ages and abilities. Registration for the DD13 will open in October 2020.
 
DD12 main sponsors
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