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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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Banked Slalom in the heart of the Alps: CharitySläsh Banked Slalom!

The World Snowboard Federation Banked Slalom Tour 2017/18 returns to Austria for the “CharitySläsh Banked Slalom” race competition!

On 14th of April 2018, students of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tyrol/Austria invite a maximum of 150 racers from around the world to join them for an unforgettable day of sports and fun.

“CharitySläsh Banked Slalom” will take place at K-Park Kühtai, 35 kilometers out of Innsbruck in the state of Tyrol. This location in the center of the Alps is the perfect spot for the planned race and afterparty in the heart of the mountains.

Every rider can participate 

The race track will be designed for snowboarders of every skill level. Professional racers and participants of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour are as much invited as kids and families. During the day the event area will be full of side programs, food and beverage supplies and a lottery with special prizes.

For side activity there will be a chill zone just at the finish area, where riders can connect and hang out together. As soon as the race is over all riders and participants are invited to the afterparty, featuring local DJ´s and dancing until 10 p.m. A bus shuttle will be provided after the party to bring all party guests to Innsbruck.

It´s for a good cause! 

Following the tradition of Cappuccino Club Innsbruck all surplus income will be donated to a local institution. All riders and visitors will also have the chance to donate directly to a donation box.

“We are looking forward to welcome the snowboard family in Austria! Our event is designed for everybody. It´s an honor to host a traditional event like a Banked Slalom and being part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour”, says Melina Merkhoffer, head of the project team.

The registration starts at Monday, March 3rd 2018 under the following link:

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