Grand Slam West is back in Moab for our 20th year! Ticket sales are now open!
Join fellow Grand Cherokee owners for this incredible event and experience some of the best four-wheeling in the world. Grand Slam West is a volunteer-run event held exclusively for Jeep Grand Cherokees from stock (with proper equipment) to full custom builds. At Grand Slam West you can get the opportunity to wheel famous trails like Fins N Things, Hell's Revenge, Poison Spider Mesa, and many more.
To help celebrate the 20th annual event, we are inviting back all previous GSW attendees who may have sold their Grand and moved on to a different rig! As long as the new rig meets the minimum basic requirements for the event, Required Items, we would love to have you back in Moab! There is a selection in the drop menu on the registration page where you can choose Grandfathered, and then enter the rest of your vehicle information. Please include year, make, and model in the notes.
Whether you're new to wheeling or have been doing it your whole life, Grand Slam West is a great way to spend time on the trails with your Grand Cherokee brethren. Each day we offer a full variety of trails to cover all levels of driver and rig capability. Some trails are much easier and suitable for properly equipped stock Grands of all vintages, while others will push even the most highly modified rigs to their limits. Each trail will be lead by an experienced Grand Cherokee driver who can help you fully realize the potential of your vehicle. It is also a great opportunity to mingle with many of the folks that you know from forums and Facebook groups, and get to really pick their brains on what has and has not worked on their rig.
As we already mentioned, Moab has some of the best wheeling in the world. It is also home to some spectacular scenery, and it is our duty to keep it that way. Grand Slam West promotes responsible wheeling by staying on established routes, being courteous to others on the trails, and leaving the area in better condition than it was when we got there. We also hold a pancake breakfast every year to raise funds for the local groups that help keep our trails open.
Event Dates: June 6 - 10, 2017
Here is the high level and some basic FAQ's below, more details and info here on our informational site: www.grandslamwest.org and the Mallcrawlin Forum for Grand Slam West.
- Tuesday morning - Pancake breakfast and Meet & Greet and fund raiser for groups that work to keep our trail open and new vehicle check for new participants
- Tuesday after pancake breakfast and Meet & Greet - Trail runs
- Wednesday - Trail runs
- Thursday - Trail runs
- Friday - Trail runs
- Friday evening - BBQ Banquet
- Saturday - Trail runs, wrap up and some leave for home, all leave with memories of a lifetime
Ticket sales for the Event, BBQ in the park on Friday and T-Shirt sales are now open, plan on purchasing the Event ticket and T-Shirts at the same time as there isn't a way to purchase T-Shirts seperate with Eventbrite. Plan, plan, plan what you need to order to make it easier and faster. BBQ tickets can be ordered later.
The T-Shirt layout this year is most likely to be a collage of past T-shirt designs over the last 19 years, we are still working hard on the image. Check out the GSW Info site for the latest info as it becomes available. Info Here
Note that we are rebuilding the Info Site so pardon our dust as we revamp and make it fresher and better.
More info and vendor sponsor updates in the days to come, check our information site above for more details.
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What are the last days I can register, purchase tickets for the Event and BBQ in the Park?
Event Registration: Due by Noon Thursday 09-June-2017
BBQ tickets: Due by Noon Thursday 09-June-2017 (we need to know how much food and drink to purchase).
Note about T-Shirts: Sales for T-Shirts which has to happen at the same time as the event ticket purchase closes at midnight on 07-May-2017, see below.
Why do I need to purchase T-Shirts at the time I register for the event?
The way that Eventbrite is structured for add-on items such as T-Shirts with multiple colors and sizes, those items are only purchasable at the time of registration. The front end registration used for the event and BBQ in the Park are not structured for T-Shirt sales.
What is the last day to register for the event and purchase T-Shirts?
In order to give us time to get the T-Shirt order finalized, to the printer, printed and then picked up, the deadline for ordering these is midnight on 07-May-2017. You will still be able to purchase event tickets and BBQ in the Park up until Friday afternoon, but no T-Shirt sales will be available after 07-May-2017.
What Should I bring to the event and what is required?
More detailed information on the info site at www.grandslamwest.org
+ Bring a Grand Cherokee with tow/extraction points securely attached to the front and rear of your Grand Cherokee. Even on the easy trails we have had to tow some rigs when the unforseen happens.
+ Your Grand Cherokee must have a transfer case with low range that you are going to take on the trail. Note: some 4WD Grand Cherokees have 4WD, but only in high range, this doesn't work on the trails well at all. We have had participants try the trails and obstacles in the past, however w/o low range, you will not make obstacles and burn up your torque converter and/or transmission.
+ Your trail vehicle is Required to have a functional CB radio while on the trail.
+ A great attitude and sense of humor - we the planners and organizers as well as the trail leaders do not get paid anything for this and we spend a lot of time and our own money to make this happen so we all can have an enjoyable event,
+ A camera or two, you will want pictures of the other Grands as well as you in your Grand doing the obstacles and did we mention the most spectacular scenery in the world! People travel from all over the world to see Moab UT and by wheeling the trails in the back country, you can see even more of the beautiful scenery, We have even been chatted up by some Australians that have a WJ at home and are looking to lift it and build it to wheel in their Outback.
How do I make a trail selection like I did in past years?
+ In moving to Eventbrite to do the registration we are not requiring folks to select trails for registration. You can read the trails being offered on the specific days on the Trail Information page, then the day of, you can choose the trail you want to run based on descriptions and as we often see, what other friends are running. During the trail description by the trail leader the minimum requirements for vehicles will be given and you can also use that information to help choose your trail for the day.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
+ Post up questions on Mallcrawlin.com in the Grand Slam West forum as well as search for answers to the obvious questions: GSW Forum.
+ Email the planners at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes you can.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds, please make sure you are going to attend before registering and paying for that registration as well as the BBQ banquet on Saturday night or T-Shirts. See the information site for more info on t-shirts and getting them shipped to you if you unable to attend.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
As long as the planners are aware that you have either purchased someone else's ticket(s) or it was given to you. If you are in this position, post up some basic info on the GSW form so we can contact the person whose registration you are using/purchased.
Vendors supporting us for the 2017 event, please support them as they support us in our event!