THE 6TH ANNUAL VOLCOM BANKED SLALOM KITZSTEINHORN



Banked Slaloms are in Vogue right now but one of Europe’s finest is the 6th annual Volcom Banked Slalom in Kitzsteinhorn. The concept is simple, ride fast, eat some BBQ, drink beers and have fun.

The set up. Photo: Vernon Deck

Over 150 riders signed up on the Friday to face the harsh weather conditions to earn their place for the finals. 150 riders got reduced down to 50 for Saturday’s final.
Crowd. Photo: Vernon Deck
Torgeir Bergrem with some speed. Photo: Vernon Deck

As with many of the banked slaloms we have seen this year, the same faces proved once again that they are the fastest guys in the business. To no one surprise, Mr Terje Haakonsen grabbed the gold.

The kids were ripping. Photo: Vernon Deck
Terje on his way to gold. Photo: Vernon Deck

With the contest over, everyone headed to the Volcom Castle Rock party, to get down to the sounds of Church of Mental, Enlightment and The Shrine.

Volcom Caste party. Photo: Vernon Deck

As ever, the spring glaciers are always unpredictable so the Sunday turned into a hungover powder day, result!

Thanks to Volcom and Kitzsteinhorn!

PRO WOMEN

1st IMHOF Murielle  (starting spot at legendary Mt Baker Banked Slalom)
2nd ETTEL Leilani
3rd FILZMOSER Lisa
4th BAUMSCHLAGER Lea
5th MERKHOFFER Melina

PRO MEN

1st HAAKONSEN Terje (Gave his spot to Mt Baker to second fastest Men)
2nd VALENTAN Tadej
3rd STAHKLOO Pontus
4th LUGGEN Levi
5th BERGREM Torgeir

OPEN WOMEN

1st SCHALLNER Svenja
2nd STEINER Maria
3rd BACHER Sarah
4th WOLLEIN Lisa
5th STEINER Isabella

OPEN MEN

1st NEIGER Reto (starting spot at legendary Mt Baker Banked Slalom)
2nd TOURMEAU Bertrand
3rd BRUNNER Rene
4th MERMILLOD James
5th KASPAR Dan

SPECIAL PRIZES:

Best trick on the hip, Day 1 Slowest men, Day 1 Slowest Women, Generations podium (20-, 30-,40-,50-), oldest competitor, Youngest competitor, Top 3 under 15 years old