The Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom returns to Baqueira – Beret, Val D’ Aran, Spanish Pyrenees
The Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom will take place on February 19th in the resort Baqueira – Beret in Valll D’ Aran, Spain, and will gather 200 snowboarders of all ages.
The prizes are valued at € 10,000 in snowboard equipment.
- The Banked Slalom allows us to reconnect to the roots of snowboarding: surf & skateboard
- The contest is one of the stopovers of the “Banked Slalom Tour” of the World Snowboard Federation (WSF)
Barcelona 27th of January 2022.– In the middle of a snow season in which the Spanish industry seems to be finally recovering and sports events are back on track, the Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom returns. This event is one of the stopovers of the Banked Slalom Tour of the World Snowboard Federation (WSF).
On the 19th of February, snowboarders have a must-attend event in Baqueira-Beret: the Banked Slalom hosted by Landing Snowboard in the ski resort has already become a meeting point for the snowboarding community.
In its first edition in 2019, the contest brought together more than 140 participants of all ages in a journey full of adrenaline, fun, and fellowship. The weather and the conditions of the slope led to an optimal day where both young people and adults from France, Andorra, and Spain enjoyed a perfect contest.
After waiting two years due to health restrictions and with a lot of motivation to have fun snowboarding, the Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom returns to the snowpark “Era Marmota”. A circuit that once again will be built ad-hoc for the contest by the team of the Stadium of Baqueira – Beret, under the leadership of Quique Quintero and in collaboration with Oriol Rosell, the builder of Landing Snowboard. Both have large experience in building circuits, and both stand out for their quality and innovation when doing it.
The riders will find a technical and very fun circuit specifically thought for the enjoyment of all ages and levels. A total of 8 categories, 4 men and 4 women, broken into age groups : Groms (< of 12), Rookies (< of 18), Seniors (< of 40) and Legends (> of 40), and in this 2nd edition, we will add a “Team Challenge” category where the best team of 3 will be the winner.
The company, founded by two professional riders, Igor Domínguez and Javi Guimont, seeks to promote the practice of snowboarding. About this edition Guimont says:
“We are very grateful to be back with a second edition of the LS Banked Slalom in Baqueira-Beret, we had great feedback on the first edition but had to cancel 2020 & 2021 editions. This year we are back with an increased number of registrations although the most important thing for us is to keep the spirit of the first edition and see very motivated riders ”.
The registration can be done online for up to 200 riders on the Landing Snowboard website, and costs €20. In addition, the ski resort will be offering a special discount of 40% on the price of their ski passes for all participants who attend the event during the weekend. Prizes are valued at more than €10,000 in snowboard equipment.
For this second edition of the Banked Slalom, Landing Snowboard has the support of sponsors such as: Quiksilver, Salomon Snowboards, Pannini, Satorisan, San Miguel, Foment Torisme Val d’Aran, Ajuntament Naut Aran, Baqueira – Beret and Mombisurf.
About Landing Snowboard
Landing Snowboard is a snowboarding education project that was born in the glacier of Les Deux Alpes in 2004. The project that lasts to this day under the management of Javi Guimont, one of the founders is currently based in gorgeous Baqueira-Beret, in Val d’Aran, Spanish Pyrenees.
Javi Guimont, is a professional snowboarder who has been involved in the teaching and development of snowboarding in Spain for over 20 years. Landing Snowboard also has a snowboard club for groms and roookies from 6 to 18 years old that train and have fun snowboarding.
About WSF Banked Slalom Tour
Founded in 2014 through a committee formed by people who have a passion for snowboarding and see the potential for banked slaloms and how they can help promote snowboarding in general. The WSF Banked Slalom Tour is a network of independent events or series with a common communication platform, starting with a few countries where banked slaloms events already existed. In the last 2 years, the tour developed very well – with 22 events and more than 2000 participating riders worldwide in the season 2016/17 – the project developed into one of the biggest Snowboard Tours around the Globe.
The long-term goal is to increase rider participation and resort development of BSL events worldwide. To develop a ranking system specific to banked slalom and offer all levels of riders fun events, not only focusing on the athletic aspect. To award the WSF BSL World Champions, male and female, based on overall yearlong WSF ranking and accumulated points, always maintaining and respecting the fun spirit and roots of snowboarding and Banked Slalom. We believe now is the perfect time to launch this tour. Many questions regarding the state of the industry and snowboarding in general, have led us to believe banked slaloms can revive interest in snowboarding and bring the fun back. We are relying on the network of organizers to share our vision and help us execute the first seasons of this tour, which will become a platform for the future of snowboarding. We want to thank all of the interested organizers for seeing the vision and sharing our passion for this tour.
Quiksilver is an emblematic boardsports brand of Boardriders, Inc., founded by a group of surfing enthusiasts in Australia in 1969. True to a unique lifestyle, Quiksilver holds passion, authenticity and innovation to be fundamental values. The brand’s identity is represented by its logo, a mountain inside a wave symbolizing its attachment to boardsports and its playgrounds, the sea and the slopes. Quiksilver products cover the whole range of sportswear, accessories and boardsports gear. Quiksilver is also intimately associated with the very best athletes and the biggest events in the history of boardsports.