Riksgränsen Banked Slalom became an “instant classic” already after it’s first year. Make sure to
get yourself a spot for 2019

 

Photography by Daniel Bernstål

 

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Our Story

2013 we had 60 dedicated snowboarders competing in what some would define as “the art of turning”. No jumps, no spins, no rails, just a you, your board and your ability to carve and keep the speed through a course with 22 banked curves. Year two, 2014 we had 151 people competing from 7 different nations with the age spann from 9-57. Year three we had 250 competitors. The last years we’ve seen an evolution of new boards dedicated to turning and more clips of ”carve tricks” emerge in the social media feeds. Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is a part of that movement

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Our Ambition

Our ambition with the Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is to celebrate and enjoy snowboarding in it’s purest form. We do it where several chapters of snowboarding most prominent history has been written. Even though everyone competes against each other the scream’s of stoke and warm smiles fill the air around the competition. There’s no sour faces or bad mouthing just a collective high that fuels the event. The course is located under the main chair lift which gives you a great view over all the turns. In addition to the competition we present a  photo exhibition about snowboarding in Sweden today.

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Our Goal

We bring generations of snowboarders together in a unique way. For some it’s their first time back since they we’re kids in the 90’s, others bring their kids to experience the light and the atmosphere with them, but most of us see this as something that speaks to their soul as snowboarders. The Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is a melting pot for Scandinavian snowboarding where we create new visions and resurrect old legends. 

We move forward to our fifth year with a goal to make our guests visit better, grow the event with care and make sure that the stoke’o meter for snowboarding is in the top.

”Banked slalom in Riks is so much fun, the terrain is great for snowboarding. With the help of a bunch of riders who know what’s up and know how to make a great course. Set on historical grounds this event is taking snowboarding into the 10’s in a righteous and truthful way. Come rain, come shine I hope diggers will keep digging and sun will keep blastin’!”

Vincent Skoglund - Photographer extraordinaire

 

RIDERS MEETING

21:00

Blå Rummet
Hotel Riksgränsen

 

”Riks Banked Slalom is the best snowboarding event in northern Europe. Period. If you a ride a snowboard you owe yourself a trip to the Riks Banked Slalom in May!”

Pierre Wikberg - Filmmaker magician

Open Training

10:00-12.00

Snobben

One training run due to the warm weather!

Only for racers competing Friday.

Qualification

13:00

Snobben

Qualification for Real Masters Men, Masters Men & Senior Men.

13.00 Real Masters Men

13.30 Masters Men

15.30 Senior Men

 

PBR & INLANDET SESSION!

18.00

Join us for a fun session at Norgesvängen.

Everyone gathers at the top of the lift and then we cruise towards Norway.

 

 

SNOWBOARDPODDEN QUIZ-A-PALOOZA

21.30

 

 

 

 

Training

10.00-11.30

Snobben

Quali/Finals

12:30-16.00

Snobben

12.30

Kids, Juniors, Women, Women Masters Qualifications

14.30

Finals

After Carve

17:00

Pelikanhyllan

Banquet

21.00

Restaurang Lapplandia

Buy your ticket at the lobby in the hotel!