The Longboard Classic returned to Stuben, Austria this past weekend for the 17th time, bringing together riders from all walks of snowboarding together for a celebration of the sport's roots.

Frequently billed as 'The Woodstock of Snowboarding', the Longboard Classic is an event steeped in radness, and encourages riders to pull out their longboards or vintage snowboards as well as their most garish retro outerwear for an epic chinese downhill style race.

Sadly due to whiteout conditions, the races this year had to be moved from the usual off-piste top to bottom run to a little further down the mountain, although thankfully this did nothing to dampen the positive vibes of all of the riders.

The event was open to everyone: young or old, male or female and it was sick to see kids as young as 5 chilling alongside dudes who have been cruising on snowboards for over two decades.

Scroll on to see some images from the 17th Longboard Classic and here's to next year!

All photos by Sam Oetiker

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