The Mount Baker Banked Slalom was 2 weeks ago, and is one event I would love to see. Growing up in southern Vermont, Burton's US Open is dear to my heart, and I have to imagine the Banked Slalom feels like those "old" Opens... and then some. Come on, first prize is a Carhartt jacket and roll of duct tape. Awesome. Racing the clock, almost as good as racing your friends.
Also via Mount Baker found this "history of" movie; Platinum.
Full Snowboarder Magazine gallery of the event. Including the startgate photo by Jeff Hawe above.