Volcom Banked '18
5TH time around...
The 5th annual Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom was a wrap and another one for the books. Once again we scored EPIC weather, snow conditions and too many beers to remember.
If you weren’t there, punch yourself.. Yes we know this is a cliché but it rings so true for this event, a mighty fine gathering of splendid people of all ages worshipping possibly the most open and tolerant religion of all, namely snowboarding
Congrats to the fastest man Pascal Imhof and the fastest woman, Chloé Sillieres.
Come nighttime, as always , there was no escaping the legendary party in the fairy-tale Kaprun castle. This year, our very own Olivier Gittler and his band Leopard Ale kickstarted the party, with surprise guest Mike Ravelson joining on stage for the final two songs, before King Khan and the Shrines delivered an absolutely MINDBLOWING set that lasted nearly two hours. This is a must-see band, if you ever get the chance
Big thanks to Kitzsteinhorn for having us, Lippi and his @kitzsteinhornsnowpark shaper crew, Active Hotel. Eagletone guitars, Nitro Snowboards, Burg Kaprun, Leopard Ale, the almighty King Khan and the Shrines and everyone who came out to ride or celebrate snowboarding. Happy summer and see you next year!
Photos by Vernon Deck and Martin Heiermann