Legendary Banked Slalom lives up to its name

The Legendary Banked Slalom was held this weekend, bringing snowboarders from all over the country to compete in the downhill race.

Riders must navigate tight turns along a steep downhill course while weaving into set gates.

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The contest is in its 30th year and brought out some of the best snowboarders in the game, like Olympian Scotty Lago, snowboarder Curtis Ciszek and Terje Haakonsen.

Luckily for those of us who couldn’t make it to Washington this year, tons of people managed to capture the action.

Snowboarder Hana Beaman (@hibeams) shared a photo of the course…


… and SNOWBOARDER (@Snowboardermag) caught her right before taking off onto it. (Photo by Mike Yoshida)


Snowboarder Nate Holland (@NateHolland) took a first-person video of the whole thing.

Drivers seat view of the 30th Legendary Mt Baker Banked Slalom. #mtbakerbankedslalom #LBS30 #GoPro #GoProSnow

A video posted by Nate Holland (@nateholland) on


Qualifying rounds were held Friday for most riders and Saturday for legends like Terje Haakonsen (@Chocorompe)…

Terje's Saturday qualifying run. #lbs #legendarybankedslalom #mtbakerskiarea

A video posted by Cullen Brain (@cullenbrain) on


…and Gus Warbington (@TherealGdon).

The legend @therealgdon. But seriously, he was in the legends category. #LBS30 #daytona500

A photo posted by Nils Mindnich (@_niles_davis) on


The parking lot was full of super cool adventuremobiles, which TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING (@TWSnow) captured.



Mathieu Crepel (@MatCrepel) won the men’s duct tape award and Maelle Ricker won the women’s.

@matcrepel takes the duct tape for pro men and that's a wrap for #lbs30. Check in tomorrow for the full report.

A video posted by frequency TSJ (@frequencytsj) on


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