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WSF Banked Slalom Tour 18/19 Application Open

The WSF Banked Slalom World Tour is back. Launched in October 2014, the BST is an international campaign to promote and celebrate the history of snowboarding. In its second edition, more than 2800 riders took part in the tour that crossed 10 countries worldwide with 22 events and the upcoming tour will be even bigger.

About Banked Slalom
Banked slalom combines the roots of snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding.
The past and the future meet in the banked slalom, the original discipline from where everything started. The WSF Banked Slalom Tour concept is to offer a platform and network within currently existing events and support to create new events.
Banked slalom is an easy way to bring more attention to snowboarding, from the media to new consumers: it is an all-ages discipline, a low risk sport and people have a lot fun competing in contests that do not require professional skills.

How to take part to the WSF Banked Slalom Tour
WSF invites all national associations 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 invite all of you to organize a BS contest and get support from us on how to do it. We will give technical support to those who have never organized a BS event, but WSF will also support the pr and communication for those events that are already planned for the season 2018/19.

Please download the application form and consult the general information and event benefits and recommendation. Do not hesitate to contact us here:
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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 first Shred Down Banked Slalom was epic!

A challenging and worth seeing Shred Down Banked Slalom course gather together more than 80 motivated riders, from the youngest kids to the best snowboarders in Austria.

The twentieth anniversary of Shred Down in Boarders Playground was the perfect anniversary to change the format and introduce the Banked Slalom.

The man of the day was, without any doubt, the Zillertal hero Wool Nyvelt with the fastest time, in front of Steve Gruber and Thomas Eberharter among the Master category. Big up to all the young guns who showed great enthusiasm and challenged the pros!
The first edition of the Shred Down Banked Slalom was a big success and there is incredible potential for future editions!
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6th annual Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is going down on March, 24th!

 The 6th annual Beaver Valley Banked Slalom, Ontario, Canada’s annual spring snow, end-of-season snowboard gathering returns Saturday March 24 for an epic day of boarding, bands, bbq and beers!

Canada’s leading Banked Slalom and part of the WSF World Banked Slalom Tour, this year’s event is anticipated to be one of the biggest yet with the forecast calling for spring snow and sunshine!

Don’t miss the chance to chase your friends through the banks and berms in your age category and see how your time stacks up against some of Canada’s best park riders, racers and shred legends! Plus fun park laps all day long in Ontario’s longest top to bottom snow park just rebuilt freshly for the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom weekend!


Snowboarding’s biggest deck party apres kicks off at 1pm featuring live music, bbq, beers and over $5000 in prize draws for a great cause. In memory of Beaver Valley snowboarder, Jackie Snarr, the proceeds of the Banked Slalom will be donated to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, specifically to the building fund for the new local hospital in Markdale.


New for 2018 is a Hip contest in front of the base lodge; a free mini banked slalom course for 10 & under riders; a mini-shred hike park.

The Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is a freeride (soft boots only) public event with categories for all ages. Entry is open to riders on a first come basis. The best of two runs counts.

Stayed tuned for event updates @beavervalley.snowparks on Instagram


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Brelok Banked Slalom supported by RIDE was a success!

This year of the Brelok Banked Slalom, supported by RIDE, was a great and unforgettable event! The weather conditions were perfect and the course was fun and in optimal shape all day long.


217 riders joined the friendly competition for two days, Saturday and Sunday, and the real winner was the youngest participant, only 5 years old!! The atmosphere was incredible, there were parents challenging their kids and also everybody had the honour to see five riders that took part in the Olympic Games!



Apart from the mountain action, a great afterparty went down with live dj, everything went smoothly and everyone had the chance to win awesome prices, like limited edition skateboards and even a new car to drive around for one week!!

Check out all event pictures at the following links:


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FSI presents the FSI Banked Slalom Tour – Banked To Surf!

This winter season has been one of the best since a couple of years, thanks to perfect snow and weather conditions. FSI proudly announces the latest and best news: the first FSI Banked Slalom Tour! The banked slalom allows everybody to participate and have fun, no matter the age, the gender and the level of riding, gathering together riders who love snowboarding and want to spend a nice day on the snow, sharing their passion!

FSI Banked Slalom TourBANKED TO SURF” is part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour, the international tour of banked slalom events worldwide. FSI will travel around Italy and invites you to its three stops:

18th March 2018 – Prato Nevoso – Positivity Fest Bankd Slalom
14th April 2018 – Madonna di Campiglio – SuperGrostè Banked Slalom
FINALS 28th April – 1st May 2018 – Macugnaga – Positivity in Pink

The winners of every stop, both males and females, will win a surf camp for one week in Santader, Spain, thanks to the collaboration with Snowave.

Furthermore, the winners of the Prato Nevoso and Madonna di Campiglio stops will win the invitation to the final event, the Positivity in Pink di Macugnaga, and will have a free 4 days skipass thanks to Funivie Macugnaga – Monte Rosa, so that they will enjoy for free the skipass for the event, together with parties, barbecues and snowboard tests to conclude in the best possible way this winter season.  

The winner of each tour stop will participate, together with the winners of all the other WSF BANKED SLALOMS, at the final tombula and have the chance to win snowboard goodies and the ticket for the Legendary Mount Baker Banked Slalom, the biggest and most famous banked slalom worldwide!

Positivity Fest 2017 – rider: Tato Chiala

In order to participate to the FSI Banked Slalom Tour, you have to be a FSI member (check how you can get a membership cart here)

FSI Banked Slalom TourBANKED TO SURF” is supported by Snowave and Big Air Shop

FSI Banked Slalom Tour thanks all its sponsors: Prato Nevoso, Snowpark Prato Nevoso, Funivie Madonna di Campiglio, Ursus Snowpark Madonna di Campiglio, Funivie Macugnaga – Monte Rosa.

For more information, please write and email to

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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:

Contacts: Banked Team E-Mail: 

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The fourth Hochkeil Banked was a blast!

70 riders from Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands , Italy and England were rocking the smooth Hochkeil banked course!

The main prices went to those who came the colsest to the average time so kids, youngsters, adults and legends equaly could go for the win! Wally Macheiner, Markus Maier and Timmy Sobinger did so!

The fastest riders also got their victory trophy: Zoe Jansing, Ferry Macheiner, Mathilda Scheid, Max Mohr, Katrin Gappmayr and Werner Cranzzolara were unbeatable!

Thanks to Goodboards and Amplid there were free testboards for everyone available!
With the help of the Hochkeil team and our supporters Goodboards, Blue Tomato and Spy Optics the event was fun for everyone.
CU next year at our 100% natural snow area Hochkeil for our fitht Banked Slalom!

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Back to the future: the SuddenRush BANKED SLALOM Last chance to register for the one and only snowboard RACE in LAAX!

From March 2 to 4, 2018 the SuddenRush Banked Slalom LAAX 2018 hosted by Terje Haakonsen & Nicolas Müller will happen in LAAX, Switzerland. 350 riders between 6 and 66 years anticipate a pleasure racing the freshly shovelled course on a new location up in the wide white area of LAAX.

The organizer and its hosts declare open season on the last starting spots: register now online on until February 21, 2018 and secure your participation-ticket for happiness in a chronometry snowboard race.

Be it as competitor or spectator, as cheerleader, fan-club, rubberneck or simply as a passionate snowboarder, there will be a lot to watch and to experience on-hill and off-hill at the 4th edition of the SuddenRush Banked Slalom LAAX: thrilling races and great runs from GALAAXY to earth mixed with hot parties, live DJ-Acts and the TIDAL art show in the Riders Hotel. Check the full programme here.

Short contest overview:

– 02 MAR 2018 training
– 03 MAR 2018 the race
– 04 MAR 2018 kids race, fakie race

Categories: pro, open, masters, grand masters, super masters, young kids, old kids, juniors

Prices: Everyone is a winner!

Greenstyle: 2 CHF of the entry fee flow to the Greenstyle Foundation and Atlantic Rainforest Institution, two sustainable projects to protect the nature.

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21st Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom at Big White!