2017 Banked Slalom Features News

LIVINGROOM Banked Slalom 2017

Peter Radacher and the LIVINGROOM Crew are excited to announce the 3rd edition of the LIVINGROOM Banked Slalom in partnership with Amplid.

Next Level Riding and Hochkeil resort. Postponed from an earlier date in January due to unseasonably dry weather, the event will now take place from Friday the 17th until Sunday the 19th of February at the Hochkeil, a small 100% natural snow resort which sits below the magnificent Hochkönig in Salzburgerland, Austria.

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Yearly Peter and his keen team of shapers create a fun course from natural snow with crazy flow, which snakes its way around the Hochkeil’s varied terrain. With the event moving to February and after experiencing big snowfalls throughout January, 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 and Austrian back-to-back Air & Style winner, Stefan Gimpl. Last year Jeff Brushie flew in from Stateside to join the event and this year 90ies hard-booting heartthrob Peter Bauer will be the guest of honour and of course contending for a spot on the winners’ podium. 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, with products from Deeluxe Boots, SP Gadgets, Horsefeathers, Out Of Goggles, Amplid::: Next Level Riding and Goodboards.

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The weekend isn’t just about racing. Amplid will be at the event, providing test boards free of charge on Saturday and Sunday. Evening entertainment is a chilled affair, a great opportunity
to catch-up with old friends and make new ones. On Saturday, retro snowboard movie Pachamama, featuring Jean Nerva and Amplid’s Peter Bauer, will be shown on the big screen and on Sunday collectors of shred antiques will come together after riding to show-off their vintage boards andperhaps even make a trade or two.

Registration in advance costs 20Eur for adults and 10Eur for children under 15yrs, the lift pass is extra. Registration on the day costs an additional 5Eur and is subject to space. Two day packages including half-board accommodation, a two-day lift pass and registration for the event are available from 169Eur for adults and less for children and youths. Racing starts at 11am on Saturday, but riders must be registered by 10am. More information can be found on the event Facebook page or alternatively at

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The LIVINGROOM Banked Slalom at Hochkönig was a blast !!

This weekend more than 100 riders from 11 countries rocked the banked course at the 100% natural snow area LIVINGROOM Hochkönig in Mühlbach, Salzburg, Austria. This main event crowend the Vintage Snowboard Days weekend with our star guest Jeff Brushie from the United States, open doors at the Snowboardmuseum and a live concert!

On Friday vintage snowboard collectors and passionate banked riders met at LIVINGROOM Hochkönig to check out the banked slalom course and see the snowboard museum at Hochkeilhaus. Although the race started early the next day most riders stayed long at the bar to chat with Jeff Brushie wo still suffered a little jetlag.

On Saturday morning more and more snowboarders arrived at the Arthurhaus lift were the LIVINGROOM banked course was waiting to be raced. Although there was not too much snow and the area runs with natural snow only the bankes starting in the forrest then entering the snowpark were smooth and rideable for everyone – from kids to pros. 107 riders from Austria, Germany, Swizerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, the United States and Finland came to enjoy the Hochkönig area.


As the main prices were given tot he riders who come closest to the average time most racers enjoyed the competition without feeling too much preasure. Nevertheless some riders went big time. Hans Jörg Unterrainer former olympic snowboardcross racer from Austria took the best time in front of another Austrian Norbert Pitzer and US X Games competitor Jonathan Cheever.

The ladies banked was won the second time in a row by Kathrin Gappmayr from Austria in front of Xenia Klackl from Austria and Ana Kecek from Slovenia. Those riders enter he WSF Banked Tour raffle for a starting place at the Legendary Mount Baker Banked.
The fastest kids were Tobi Grünwald and Valerie Hammerschmid both from Germany.

Closest to the average time in mens category came Maik Friese from Germany, at the ladies category Lisa Bunschoten from the Netherlands para team came closest and the „most average“ kid was Max Kuehnhauser from Germany. All those riders got brand new Goodboards snowboards.


In the evening the local punk band „7 Dials Mystery“ rocked the crowd at Hochkeilhaus. So on Sunday morning only the core riders made it to the pist to enjoy some more turns. Afterwards vintage boards were traded at the swap meeting and Jeff Brushie signed quite a lot of decks before starting his long way home.

The LIVINGROOM Hochkönig crew was proud to offer a handmade banked course and thanks all supporters: Hochkönig, Goodboards, Pogo Snowboards, Hochkeilhaus and Arthurhaus.

See you next year at the LIVINGROOM Banked!


Photos by Johnny Morano – all pictures here




Banked Slalom World Tour : Video LIVINGROOM Banked

Some shots of the Banked Slalom World Tour stop at the LIVINGROOM Hochkoenig in Austria, 2015. It was an amazing day with a lot of old school dudes who can still ride pretty gnarly! Check it out!

video production, camera & edit: Danny Strasser

Features Reports

Freestyles Finest @ LIVINGROOM Hochkönig

40 Riders rocked the LIVINGROOM Slopestyle contest at Mühlbach am Hochkönig in Salzburg, Austria last weekend. The contest was held for the seventh time and the riders could show their skills in the doubble jam format. While the first group rocked the kicker line the second group hit the rail line. Later the groups changed the runs and the best try from each jam counted.


In the end the completest rider took the price money, points for the WSF ranking and the young guns for the World Rookie Rank. Congratulations to the winners!

Alois Lindmoser
Simon Gscheider
Manuel Lindmoser

Moritz Kaufmann
Botond Fricz
David Luckerbauer

Karina Langwieder

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