The 19th Longboard Classic returned to Stuben, Arlberg this April, bringing together snowboarders from all over the world to celebrate the heritage and roots of standing sideways. This year’s was bigger and better than ever before, so read on for shots of eye-wateringly bright outerwear, chilled vibes in the sunshine and some seriously rad old-school setups.
St Anton may be well known for it’s affluent clientele, but every year, a group of filthly good-for-nothin’ snowboarders gather down the valley in Stuben for the Longboard Classic. The event is one of the most chilled and inclusive out there, bringing together families, pros and old-timers and inviting everyone to dust off their neon onesies and step-ins that they’ve had stashed away in the attic.
The Longboard Classic isn’t a freestyle event, and as a matter of fact, it’s actually centred around a race, which to the uninitiated could sound pretty intimidating. But it’s the manner of this race that really sets it apart from all that lycra nonsense, making it well worth checking out.