NDK Banked Slalom 2019 - La Battle Des Shops

Swiss shops took to the snow in Villars to fight it out for the first annual Nidecker Banked Slalom

Left turn, right turn - it’s the oldest trick in snowboarding.

The first annual NDK Banked Slalom took place on the 1st of April and was a celebration of both our Swiss shops and the feeling of cranking high speed turns through corners.

With the help of Dream Boxes, Villars resort laid on the perfect track. Just under the Grande Chamossaire chair, the burms were mellow enough to be inviting to all, but arranged to allow you to hammer through at pace if you desired.

The set up meant that snowboarders of all ages could come together and enjoy the day, with shredders in their teens doing their best to outpace those in their fifties, and in some cases racing their own parents!

Racing was fierce as the top three riders stood to win a free order for their shop next season, but competition aside, we witnessed smile after smile coming through the finish gates, a testament to how crucial events like this can be in uniting the generations that span our sport.

We’d like to extend our thanks to all those who attended, as well as the sponsors who were kind enough to help out with logistics. Congratulations as well to the winners:

  1. Jake Cornish - Anzere - Central Sports
  2. André Schmid - Liestal - Radix
  3. Steve De Crousaz - Vevey - Altmann Sports

See you next year!