CARRABASSETT VALLEY— Snowboarders are testing their speed and agility in a competition hosted by Seth Wescott.

Wescott, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who grew up in Maine, is among those organizing the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom event that kicks off on Saturday.

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The competition is only for snowboarders who will weave between poles on a course that snakes through the snow.

Slalom is an event originally for skiers. Sugarloaf says it is one of the first locations to host such a competition for snowboarding. This is the fourth year the annual event has been held and the organizers expect top snowboarders to compete for bragging rights and medals.