SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax 2018

SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax 2018

Laax and 300 snowboarders are ready for the 4th edition of the SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax hosted by Terje Haakonsen & Nicolas Müller. Hosted by and also constructed by – both snowboarding legends put their own men power into design and shovelled the course together with people coming from different places and countries with different backgrounds. The shaper crew was grown in an organic way during the period of building the course. They will hand over the course – located on the right side of „route 66“, from Crap Sogn Gion to Plaun – to the participants of the contest on Friday, March 2, 2018.

After the training runs the competition will start on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 10.30 am. Around 250 riders divided in 5 age categories and men/women will race through 23 banked turns trying to speed up and to win. Will Ariane Staib-Glaus and Christian Hitsch Haller defend their 2017 titles as fastest woman and man of the day? Watch them as well as top riders from former decades such as Ueli Kestenholz, Jose Fernandez, Bryan Iguchi, Peter Bauer, Reto Poltera, Pascal Imhof, Fabien Rohrer, Michi Albin, Thomas Beckna Eberharter or the 2018 Olympians Carla Somaini and Jan Scherrer. Additionally cross your fingers for all the amateur riders who will try to master the banks. Around 4 pm the happening and come-together will be continued in the rocksresort including prize giving, tea time and sound. On sunny Sunday, March 4, 2018, the spotlight will shine on the kids’ performances (start at 11 am, 3 age categories). To conclude the contests the „fakie race“ will take place at 1 pm followed by the prize giving at the Galaxxxy.

Parallel to the SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax 2018 there is an exhibition in the Riders Hotel Lobby: Tidal – an art show in the alps. Tidal will showcase the diverse creativity in the worlds of art and snowboarding. Two worlds so interwoven that they’ve become one. From Friday 6pm until Sunday night the works and exhibits of different artists such as initiator Aaron Schwartz, snowboard pros Bryan Iguchi and Forest Bailey can be viewed.

Friday, March 2, 2018

08:30 – 12:00 Inscription Race Office (Diva 1)

08:30 First gondola to the mountain Laax valley

10:00 – 14:00 Test runs, training On course

16:00 – 19:00 Inscription Race Office (Diva 1)

18:00 Tidal vernissage Riders Hotel Lobby

21:00 Rock’n’Roll all night long Indy Bar

Saturday, March 3, 2018

07:30 – 09:30 Inscription Race Office (Diva 1) all day & night Tidal – an art show in the alps Riders Hotel Lobby

08:30 First gondola to the mountain Laax valley

09:30 – 10:15 Course inspection On course

10:30 2 runs per category, best counts On course (Super Masters, Grand Masters, Masters, Pro, Open)

16:00 Tea time rocksresort / Indy Bar

16:45 Prize giving rocksresort doors

22:00 Event party with “Piet and the Jukeboxes” Riders Club

Sunday, March 4, 2018

08:00 – 9:30 Inscription Race Office (Diva 1) all day & night Tidal – an art show in the alps Riders Hotel Lobby

08:30 First gondola to the mountain Lax valley

10:00 – 11:15 Kids and Juniors training On course

11:30 2 runs per category, best counts On course (Juniors, Old Kids, Young Kids)

13:00 Fakie Race On course 14:30 Prize giving Galaaxi rockbar

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