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Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom 2020 is coming to Baqueira – Beret!

Key information for you:

  • Baqueira – Beret (Val d’Aran, Spanish Pyrenees) – hosts for the second year in a row one of the stopovers of the “Banked Slalom Tour” of the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) organized by the snowboarding and splitboarding company “Landing Snowboard”.

  • The Banked Slalom is a riding modality that allows to reconnect with the roots of snowboarding: surfing & skateboarding, which will take place on Saturday, March 21th at the ski resort Baqueira-Beret

  • In its first edition, it convened more than 142 participants, the event, snowboard open, aims to consolidate itself as a meeting point for the snowboarder community.

  • The prizes are valued at € 10,000 in snowboard equipment.

Full information for you:
For the second year in a row and coinciding with the 15th anniversary of Landing Snowboard, one of the stopovers of the Banked Slalom Tour of the World Snowboard Federation will be celebrated again in the ski resort of Baqueira – Beret in Val D’ Aran, Spain.

On the 21st of March, the snowboarders have a must-attend event in Baqueira-Beret. In its first edition on 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 slopes conditions led to an optimal day at the snowboard contest, where both young people and adults from France, Andorra and Spain enjoyed a perfect contest.

The Banked Slalom of Landing Snowboard will be built in the snowpark “Era Marmota” by the team of Baqueira – Beret, under the leadership of Quique Quintero, and in collaboration with Oriol Rosell, the shaper of Landing Snowboard. Both have large experience in construction, and both stand out for their quality and innovation and are recognized in the Pyrenees and abroad.

The participants in the contest will find a technical and very fun circuit raised for the enjoyment of all ages and levels. A total of 8 categories, 4 men and 4  women and distributed by range of age: Groms (<of 12), Rookies (<of 18), Seniors (<of 40) and Legends (> of 40) and as a newness in this 2nd edition, a category “Team Challenge” it’s introduced in which the best team of 3 people is rewarded.

Landing Snowboard, a ground-breaking company specializing in snowboarding and splitboarding, celebrates its 15th anniversary and after the success of the first edition repeats for the second consecutive year a stopover of the “Banked Slalom Tour” in collaboration with Quiksilver.

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 with the feedback of the first edition of the Banked Slalom in Baqueira-Beret, this year we have increased the number of registrations and added a team challenge although the most important thing for us is to keep the spirit of the first edition and see how motivated are the participants”.

The registration can be done online for 200 participants on the Landing Snowboard website, and costs €15. The prizes for the winners are valued at more than € 10,000 in sports equipment, in addition, the ski resort will be offering a special discount of 40% on the price of their ski passes for all participants.

For this second edition of the Banked Slalom, Landing Snowboard has the support of sponsors such as: Quiksilver, Salomon Snowboards, Pannini, 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 and is currently based in Baqueira – Beret. Its founders, Igor Domínguez and Javi Guimont, are two professional snowboarders who have been involved in the teaching and development of this sport in Spain for over 20 years. Under the premise of living the mountain and snowboard in a more experiential way, looking for sensations that go beyond sliding on a board, they decide to launch a series of experiences ranging from snowboard and splitboard activities for all levels to specific freeride and freestyle activities, as well as a snowboard club for the youngest in the house: from 6 to 16 years.

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 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 to 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 level 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.

About Quiksilver
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.

You can follow the official communication of the event on webFacebook and Instagram.

Check out the whole calendar of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour 2019/20.

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Greek Banked Slalom & Big Air 2020 will hit Kalavrita from 15 to 16 February

The biggest and most entertaining Greek snowboarding event of the winter season 2020 is getting closer. This year you can expect the event to be bigger and more impressive! Get a board, funny carnival costume, pack your stuff, delete notes from your calendar and come get crazy on board an on the party!

Banked Slalom x Big Air 2020 is a weekend event race at the Kalavryta Ski Resort. It take place under the World Snowboard Federation and as far as banked slalom contest is concerned, it is part of the WSF Banked Slalom tour 2019/20 as the official Greek race!

Snowboarders and skiers can participate in both Banked Slalom and Big Air contests. The entry fee is 25€ per race and includes a 1-day resort ticket.

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Finnish QKLS Rally 2020 is another event on the WSF Banked Slalom Tour!

After the successful Banked Slalom Tour organized by the Finnish Snowboard Association, it is now the third time for the Banked Slalom Finnish Championships – this time called QKLS Rally. As in recent years, the Finnish Championships of banked turns will be go down in the wonderful surroundings of Tahko from 3rd to the 4th of April 2020.

Spring is best when spent with your friends – and that is what the QKLS Rally is all about. Racing, self-defeat and meeting friends under the spring sun. The banked rally in recent springs has attracted everyone present with a smile on their faces and enthusiasm for riding the course, and this year is no exception.

There are different categories for everyone to compete against their friends. In addition to the open series, there are categories for both the juniors and the adaptive. As last year, the track is made with all the riders in mind, so everyone can put in their best riding in the game.

Don’t miss out on the fastest and most inspiring event of the Finnish spring. Welcome aboard!

QKLS Rally is sponsored by Burton Snowboards, Tahko, Tahko Chalet and

Follow the Finnish Snowboard Association on Instagram.
You can also post with following hashtags: #lumilautaliitto #qklsrally

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WSF Banked Slalom Tour is back for the 2019/20 season!

Time to build those banked turns again! The WSF Banked Slalom Tour is back this season with some fresh information for all events organizers and national associations.

What is the Banked Slalom Tour?
The WSF Banked Slalom Tour (BST) was launched in October 2014. The BST is an international tour to promote and celebrate the history of snowboarding. WSF Banked Slalom Tour concept offers a platform and a network within currently existing events and support to create new ones.

How to become part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour?
WSF invites all national associations and event organizers that already have a banked slalom contest on their schedule to be part of the tour and fill out the attached application form to participate.
WSF also invites all of you to organize a Banked Slalom contest and get support from us on how to do it. We will give technical support to those who have never organized a Banked Slalom event, but WSF will also support the PR and communication activities of already scheduled events.

Please download the application form and check out the general information, event benefits and recommendations. Membership application is to be found here. Do not hesitate to contact us at:
Please send the application form back to:
What are our goals with the WSF Banked Slalom Tour?
  • To expose the true  spirit of snowboarding to everyone
  • To offer National Snowboard Associations a new competitive format for their national tour and self promotion
  • To develop a WSF event that allows everyone to participate
  • To develop a low risk event
  • To develop Banked slalom courses that allow all levels of snowboarder to develop their skills

Which tools do we use to achieve the goals?

What is this year’s tour structure?

The vision is to create events which allow riders of all levels to participate. In order to bring more people into the sport, we decided to start with a very easy concept, combining athletic performance with fun.

There are many existing banked slalom events world wide. The WSF tour concept is to offer a platform and network within currently existing events, bringing more attention to banked slalom, as well as the individual events.

The podium winners (female and male) from all tour stops will participate in a ruffle. The ruffle will be conducted through online video at the end of the season (beginning of next season). Through the ruffle, grand prize will be an invitation to the Legendary Mount Baker Banked Slalom. Additional prizes will be given to ruffle participants, such as t-shirts and accessories.

What are the benefits for the event organizers?

  • Event profile on WSF home page
  • Right to use BST logo
  • Included in WSF BST Calendar and Flyer
  • PR communication for individual events, prior to and after the event
  • PR communication about the tour, including all events
  • Assistance in developing all aspects of each event and banked slalom in general after request
  • Networking platform for organizers to communicate regarding banked slalom events online meeting (one-two per year)
  • Prizes through the ruffle system
  • Possibility to work with Quattro media for a special deal – 2-3 internet videos 2-5 min. for internet distribution + TV integration in a 26 min. TV show (world wide distributed) for 1500,- (Media evaluation included)
Full Event Membership WSF:
  • Access to WSF Member Benefits Program
  • Full Member with participation and voting right (see appendix 1)
  • Inclusion in the WSF Calendars
  • Promotion of the events through the WSF Media Channels
  • Third limited liability through WSF (more info after request)
  • Excess to WSPL/WSF Rankings

Complete information are to be found in the official presentation.

If you have any questions just drop as an e-mail at:

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Brelok Banked Slalom supported by Ride!

Last weekend (16-17.03.2019) on “Czarny Gron” ski resort there was a third edition of “Brelok Banked Slalom supported by RIDE”.

Shapers crew from “Tiger Snowpark”, made a grat job building very fun banked slalom course. All kind of riders participated, from juniors to seniors, from amateurs to pros. During the weekend we had all U could ask for to have a best day on snow- lots of friends, great wheater, dj playng good music, perfect banked slalom course, great pizes, aferparty, and lots of fun all weekend long.
Riders tried their chances in three categories: junior, amateur and pro. In women PRO category an 2018 olimpian Zuzanna Smykała won for the third time in a row.
Awesome prizes were given to the winners. Among them RIDE snowboards, GoPro cameras. Dakine backpacks, Electric gogels, NEO tools limited gadgets and multitools, rastaurant vouchers (Weranda bistro, Picollo pizza ) and more.
Every rider o the podium also were given a skateboard as a trophy, made specialy for 2019 edition.
BBS organisators, once again managed to create great eavent with a friendly and fun atmosphere. We are waiting for the forth edition. See you next year.

Winners of each category are the following:
Junior women 1. Giza Martyna 2. Kowalówka Martyna 3. Jędrzejczyk Hania
Junior man 1. Orlik Filip 2. Zawada Jakub 3. Jesionek Michał
Amateur women 1. Troszok Agnieszka 2. Krasińska Karolina 3. Tomalczyk Aleksandra
Amateur men 1. Trzeszczoń Oskar 2. Buliszak Dawid 3. Szpakowski Jacek
Pro women 1. Smykała Zuzanna 2. Wolska Dominika 3. Troszok Agnieszka
Pro men 1. Ligocki Michał 2. Pająk Wojtek 3. Ligocki Mateusz
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Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom was a blast!

Last Saturday March 23 took place the first edition of the Landing Snowboard Banked Slalom organized by the pioneering company specialized in snowboard and splitboard, Landing Snowboard, in collaboration with the World Snowboard Federation (WSF).

A first edition loaded with adrenaline and lots of fun, in which 142 participants of all ages were able to enjoy the Banked Slalom circuit in the Era Marmota snowpark at Baqueira Beret resort.

The day began at 8 am with the collection of bibs at the base of Beret and eagerly, participants both young and old, were accredited according to 4 categories: Groms (< 12) and Rookies (< 18) with number of 16 participants per category, Seniors (< 40) with 60 participants and Legends (> 40) with 50. Among the participating snowboarders were the riders of Quiksilver, pro snowboarder Mathieu Crépel and pro surfer Aritz Aranburu.

From 9 a.m. onwards, the first participants could be seen practicing and enjoying the circuit located in the Era Marmota snowpark, designed by the Baqueira – Beret Stadium team, led by Quique Quintero and in collaboration with Oriol Rosell, the builder of Landing Snowboard.

The competition started at 11 am sharp, with two rounds of the race the snowboarders were classified according to their best times. The opener of the circuit was Igor Domínguez, founder of Landing Snowboard, followed by the number 1 bib, the smallest participant with only 8 years.

Throughout the day, the riders have enjoyed a very technical circuit for those who aspired to reach the top positions but also suitable for all levels.

Among the participants, snowboarders from France, Andorra and different points in the center and north of the peninsula.

It was 16:00h when the awards ceremony was held at the Beret base, more than 8,000€ in sports equipment delivered in order of categories:


Groms – Women

1st Itziar Pérez

2nd Chloe Fábrega

3ª Clementine Wall


Groms – Men

1st Axel Domínguez

2nd Pantxo Wall

3rd Martxelo Udruzola


Rookies – Women

1st Uxue Domínguez

2nd Anne Ripa Tous

3rd Danae Sanllehy


Rookies – Men

1st Pau Riba

2nd Dani Panera

3rd Javi Acha


Senior – Women

1º Diana Álvarez

2nd Daniela Zwerger

3rd Galatea Spain


Senior – Men

1st Mathieu Crépel

2nd Jon Arribas

3rd Alfons García


Legends – Women

1st Elena González de Murillo

2nd Danni Wall

3rd Maria del Carmen Gonzalez


Legends – Men

1st Lluc Navarro

2nd Garry Wall

3rd Manuel Palacios


“It has been a very technical and explosive circuit but also very fun, in which all the participants have been able to feel comfortable and enjoyed a lot. We are very happy with the number of participants who came to enjoy the circuit with us. Comments Javi Guimont, founder of Landing Snowboard, organizers of the race.


For this first edition of Banked Slalom, Landing Snowboard has the support of sponsors such as: Quiksilver, Salomon Snowboards, San Miguel 0.0, Ajuntament Naut Aran, Val d’Aran and Baqueira – Beret.

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Brelok Banked Slalom

Brelok Banked Slalom” is an event organised by a Polish half-pipe tree time Olimpian Michał “Brelok” Ligocki who is very into promoting snowboarding nowdays in Poland.

The main goal is to have a good time, meet old friends and challenge with them on a friendly and fun banked slalom course. The event is held in Czarny Gron – one of the best Polish ski resort with a very good snowpark too.

Last year belong 220 competitors we had amateurs, pros, parends, kids, olimpians and a few handicap boardes too.

Every one is welcome to take part in our event.

– 16.03.2019: Amateurs Men and Women
– 17.03.2019: Pro Men and Women & Juniors Boy and Girls born 2003 and earlier
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Perfect season finale at the CharitySläsh Banked Slalom 2018

The event united the local and international snowboard community in Kühtai 

On April 14, 2018, the CharitySläsh Banked Slalom 2018 took place in Kühtai. The charity race for the Wings for Life Foundation attracted 171 starters and many visitors. With fabulous weather and terrific snow conditions for a banked slalom, the riders were celebrated by the spectators and carried to the finish under the tunes of the local DJs InnFayas & Gundada Sound. The atmosphere was excellent.

The race 

At 9 o’clock opened the registration. The race started at 11:30 a.m. and lasted until 3:30 p.m. The participants rode in five categories: Groms (under 14 years), Adults (men & women) and Legends (men & women, born in the 70s and older). You could win medals designed and made by a project team member, snowboards by Nitro Snowboards, glasses by Gloryfy Unbreakable, equipment, vouchers and more.

A day full of action! 

The food and beverage offer provided all hungry participants – these donated diligently in the donation boxes on site. In the raffle there were great prizes to win. The supporting program was also very well received: the EXPO stands of the exhibitors Nitro Snowboards, KORUA Shapes, The Bakery Snowboards and Freshlines Boards offered equipment for borrowing and testing as well as advice and comprehensive information for all those interested. The unique fun bikes from Hillstrike Snowtrike and the snowskates from Leise Bretter 03 have been extensively tested and were the attraction besides the race. Daniel and Benjamin Mösl from the Yamaha Action Team kept surprising visitors with unique stunts on the skidoo and a paraglider.

Learning effect for the students 

The event was organized by five students of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol as part of the compulsory practical project of the Sports, Culture & Event Management degree program. The event process required a lot of flexibility, spontaneity and communication and served as a perfect lesson for the project team. Project manager and snowboarder Melina Merkhoffer draws a positive balance: “We have reached our goal to unite the snowboard community. The fun of snowboarding and the experience for young and old were in the foreground. We received very positive feedback “.

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Photo Credits by Max Meissner© Sylvia Asen©

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The Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom was epic!


Boom! The Fourth Annual Banked Slalom went off with an absolute bang…and I mean bang! If you were in Thredbo this weekend and took part in the snowboarding celebrations you would know what we’re talking about!

All competitors we’re greeted with perfect conditions on Sunday to hit the course with speed and confidence. It was nothing but blue skies, spring sun and good times up at the all new course location ‘The Playground’. The course offered more long, drawn out turns, allowing for everyone to enjoy the course at their own pace…however by the looks of what went down throughout the day, the only pace everyone had on their mind was…FAST!


It sure was one gathering of the tribe as the event welcomed every generation of snowboarder to come and get involved and and have a crack at some fast flying action. From grom women to masters men, everyone killed it both on their board and in spirit.

The Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom was lucky enough to host some of the worlds best snowboarders this weekend off the back of Volcom’s event ‘BOARDSTOCK’. The likes of Terje Håkonsen, Pat Moore and Mike Ravelson showed to give the local boys and girls a run for their money and boy did the locals have to run!


In the Open Women, it was Wiki Jones (fastest women in Thredbo) who took out the event with style, grace and most importantly…SPEED! Wiki was closely followed by the shred mum superstar herself, Abish Bright in second place and Amber Arazny flew through the course to take out third place.

The Open Men’s category was stacked deep with heavy hitters as mentioned above. In first place it was the man, the myth, the legend himself, Terje Haakonsen that was crowned king of the Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom. Terje had local shredders Ryan Tiene and Jye Kearney close on his tail, Ryan just snuck in with second place followed by Jye for third.

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