Riksgränsen Banked Slalom - registrations

Riks Banked — It's all about carving. No jumps, no flips, no rails. Just the beautiful art of turning on a snowboard. But apart from that, a decade of carving, Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is just a great happening in the very north of Swedish Lapland.

Registrations are open so sign up at: www.riksbankedslalom.com

Step into the world of Riksgränsen Banked Slalom, an event that has become an instant classic since its inception. This annual gathering celebrates the art of turning, showcasing the pure essence of snowboarding amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Riksgränsen, Sweden.

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© Alex Roberts  - Arthur knows...

From its modest beginnings in 2013 with 60 dedicated snowboarders, the Riksgränsen Banked Slalom has witnessed remarkable growth over the years. What started as a showcase of "the art of turning" has evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting over 300 riders from various nations and age groups. With a surge in female and junior participants, the event has embraced inclusivity and diversity, reflecting the evolving landscape of snowboarding.

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As snowboarding reclaims the carve, the Riksgränsen Banked Slalom stands at the forefront of this movement. With a focus on simple turns and speed, the event epitomizes the spirit of snowboarding in its purest form. Each year, riders come together to celebrate the joy of carving through spring slush snow, forging unforgettable memories amidst the majestic surroundings of Riksgränsen.

More than just a competition, the Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is a gathering of like-minded individuals united by their passion for snowboarding. From seasoned veterans to first-time participants, the event fosters a sense of camaraderie and shared stoke that transcends competition. Against the backdrop of sun, rain, or snowfall, participants and spectators alike revel in the collective high that permeates the air.

Nestled under the main chairlift of the resort, the course offers a panoramic view of the action, adding to the excitement and motivation of the riders. Beyond the competition, attendees can immerse themselves in a variety of snowboarding-related activities that pay homage to Riksgränsen's rich snowboarding history.

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© Alex Roberts  - Sven knows

The Riksgränsen Banked Slalom is more than just a race; it's a reunion of snowboarding generations. From those reliving their 90s nostalgia to parents introducing their kids to the sport, the event bridges the past and present, creating a melting pot of Scandinavian snowboarding culture where new visions emerge and old legends are resurrected.

As we embark on our 11th year, our goal remains steadfast: to enhance the guest experience, nurture the event's growth with care, and keep the stoke meter for snowboarding at an all-time high. Join us for an unforgettable ride at the Riksgränsen Banked Slalom, where tradition meets innovation and the spirit of snowboarding thrives.


Video produced by Nordsidan Produktion for Swedish Lapland TV