Riding for a cause

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  • Two snowboarders fight for a lead during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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    Two snowboarders, neck-in-neck, round a turn at the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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    A young snowboarder kicks up some powder during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Top, a trio of snowboarders get going during the boardercross portion of the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Right, a snowboarder leans into his turn during the event.

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    A frosty snowboarder rounds a turn at the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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    A snowboarder leans into his turn during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

  • Two snowboarders fight for a lead during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

  • 1

    Two snowboarders, neck-in-neck, round a turn at the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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    A young snowboarder kicks up some powder during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Top, a trio of snowboarders get going during the boardercross portion of the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Right, a snowboarder leans into his turn during the event.

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    A frosty snowboarder rounds a turn at the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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    A snowboarder leans into his turn during the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross competition last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The 19th annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross was held last weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The event raises money for the Nate Chute Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention in western Montana.

On Saturday was the banked slalom through the trees into George’s Gorge. Best time wins and seeds racers for the Sunday boardercross.

Sunday was one of the biggest boardercross events in the Northwest with more than 100 riders competing for the title and trophies. Two to five riders race through a course of jumps, banks, rollers and traffic.

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