Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1235

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1178

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1181

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1183

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1190

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1192

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1193

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1194

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1195

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1196

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1201

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1202

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1204

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1212

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1214

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1215

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1219

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1222

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1223

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1225

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1231

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1237

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1242

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1245

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1249

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1260

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1261

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1263

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1266

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1268

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)

Longboard Classic 2015 Sam Oetiker-1269

The 16th Longboard Classic went down in Stuben, Austria this past Saturday 18th April 2015, bringing together riders of all ages for a celebration of the roots and spirit of snowboarding.

The concept of the event is a simple one: rock up with a snowboard - be it a longboard, old school classic or regular modern day board - run to the start line (en masse), strap in, and tank it down down to the finish line as fast as you can.

Known by many as the 'Woodstock of Snowboarding', this chinese downhill, which has taken place in Stuben, Austria every year for the last 16, is has become a European snowboarding institution, and although low-key, manages to capture the very essence of why we snowboard. The event is a pure celebration of snowboarding's rich and ever-expanding history and is open to everyone, from grom to OAP.

Last Saturday's 2015 edition brought with it challenging white-out conditions and fresh snowfall, which forced the organisers to move the event from the usual 1000m top to bottom off-piste descent, to a shorter, albeit equally challenging run lower down on the mountain. Hampered, but not defeated.

With the field of riders split into four separate categories (Kids, Masters, No School and Old School), with women and men races in each, there was a race for everyone. Muck Muller was calling the shots, with a slightly unhealthy addiction to the jingle and sound effects on his megaphone, and competitors had to sprint from the starting line with their boards in hand, strap in and set off down the run. Witnessing that alone was a true spectacle.

Of course, the Longboard Classic is more than just a race. The number of iconic snowboards at the event was bewildering, with enough old-school Burton Airs, Crazy Bananas, Santa Cruzs and Sims boards to make even the most avid collector feel weak at the knees. A huge number of riders showed up in their best throwback outfits, with day-glow being the definite colour of the day.

After the daytime festivities were a wrap everyone gathered in the event tent for a screening of some old-school movies before the after-party kicked off with some reggae beats. As expected, the beer was flowing thick and fast.

If anything, the Longboard Classic was everything a snowboard event should be. A simple gathering of friends old and new, driven by the desire to snowboard and to celebrate snowboarding's incredible history.

Mark next year's event in your diary now, this one's not to be missed!

Longboard Classic 2015 Results:

LBC Masters (Women)

1st Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT)

2nd= Christina Innerhofer (AUT)

2nd= Heidi Gunesch (SUI)

3rd Babs Hemund (SUI)

LBC Masters (Men)

1st Mattias Jorda (GER)

2nd Kurt Türtscher (AUT)

3rd Joseph Neulinger (AUT)

LBC No School (Women)

1st Petra Schwarz (GER)

2nd Rebecca Marte (AUT)

3rd Daniela Schlatter (SUI)

LBC No School (Men)

1st Johannes Schnitzer (GER)

2nd Toshio Kriegel (GER)

3rd Philippe Nissl (FL)

LBC Old School (Men)

1st Jakob Maximi Claus (GER)

2nd Martin Sammet (GER)

3rd Gerd Heser (GER)

LBC Old School (Women)

1st Happy Steppi (GER)

2nd Ruthie Goepel (CAN)

3rd Victoria Auerbach (GER)

LBC Youngest Rider (5 years)

Neo Stirnimann (SUI)