The LIVINGROOM Crew is excited to announce the 4th edition of the Hochkeil Banked Slalom from Friday the 2nd until Sunday the 4th of February at the Hochkeil, a small resort which sits below the magnificent Hochkönig in Salzburgerland, Austria.
Yearly Peter and his keen team of shapers create a fun course from natural snow and crazy flow, which snakes its way around the Hochkeil’s varied terrain. With the event moving to February and with big snowfalls on the horizon, the course is set to be the best to date.
This grassroots event has attracted its fair share of snowboarding royalty over the years, including Olympic gold medallist Nicola Thost, Austrian back-to-back Air & Style winner, Stefan Gimpl or the all time Legends Jeff Brushie and Peter Bauer. Hansjörg Unterrainer and Mario Fuchs, both Olympic boardercross athletes, will also be taking a lap of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour sanctioned course, hoping to add points to their tour tally. And there’s an enormous prize purse for the winners – not only fort he fastest but specially fort he average time!
The weekend isn’t just about racing. A range of test boards will be at the event free of charge on Saturday. Evening entertainment at the Hochkeilhaus is a chilled affair, a great opportunity to catch-up with old friends and make new ones. On Saturday the Unsponsored-at crew, will shown a preview of their next episode on the big screen and on Sunday collectors will come together after riding to show-off and trade vintage boards.
Registration on the day will cost 20Eur, the lift pass is extra. Two day packages including half-board accommodation is available from 70 Eur. Racing starts at 11am on Saturday, but riders must be registered by 10am. More information can be found at www.hochkeil.at
Friday February 2nd
from 1 pm: Get together at Berghotel Arthurhaus
2:30 – 4 pm Uhr: Inspection on the Banked Course
5pm: presentation of Snowboardmuseum and special expositions at Hochkeilhaus
Saturday February 3rd
9 – 10:30 am Uhr: Inspection and training on the Banked Course
11 am – 3.30 pm: Hochkeil Banked Slalom race
4:30 pm: price giving at Arthurhauslift
8 pm at Hochkeilhaus: movie night with the Unsponsored.at Crew
Sunday February 4th
Fun on the Banked Course and watching the Hochkönig Erztrophy 2018 race
10 am – 2pm: Style Session on the Banked Course with photo and video shooting