Gargellen / Montafon in Vorarlberg, Austria: Get banked


The Montafon Banked Slalom 2016 is a wrap! The event took place at beautiful Gargellen, Montafon. At 1,423 m, it’s the highest winter sports resort in the Montafon valley, with a ski area extending to an altitude of 2,300 m. The village itself is so small. During the winterseason around 100 people are living there and just 30 in summer time they say. We all lived in an abandoned hotel which had opened again just for us at the event weekend. One pizza restaurant, some huts and houses and one village shop “the Dorfladen”. Welcome to Gargellen!

Almost 200 participants and their friends got together at the beginning of march.  The weather could not have been any better and so everybody got banked and “baked”! If you ever get the chance to participate at a Banked slalom, do it! It´s so much fun, it´s not easy and once you survived those huge icy banks you are proud as punch.

Montafon Banked Slalom – Every year in March. Snowboard only!

Barga Pizzeria – The one and only place to eat! Very good pizza!

Gargellen-Bergbahnen – 3-hours-drive from Munich.

Montafon Label “Hees” – “Hees is a line of handmade, alpine inspired products created by Designer Eva Bauer”.