About


Transylvania Downhill is the 1st downhill & freeride event in Europe to feature a gondola. The event is held in Straja, Hunedoara County, Romania, an amazing ski resort, complete with a gondola and accommodation in the resort’s hotels.

We are looking at 2017 event  from a wider perspective, we’ve added 2 more hairpins to the race track, one on top and one at the bottom making it 5 kilometres long. You will find a SIDE RAMP in the freeride area to make the curb more fun and pump you down the slide jam.

Hotels are set up directly at the top of the track, next to the gondola’s top station. Rooms have their own en-suite bathroom and breakfast is provided every morning.

Huge soundsystem party with DJ’s and fun area with a  half pipe ramp so bring your skateboard too, indo-boards and slacklines, workshops, amazing views, quality people and best vibes, stoke and fun is guaranteed.

6 days, 250 riders limit, unlimited gondola rides, this is the ride of your year, keep an eye on our website and event fb page to see the latest updates and check the countdown to registration to make sure you don’t miss your slot.

Countdown till event

REGISTRATION ENDS ON 31st of MAY 23:59 (+2GMT)
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Track


 


TRANSYLVANIA DOWNHILL RACE TRACK

 

Transylvania Downhill is the race track you need to skate at least once in your lifetime!

The track with a total length of 7.5 kilometres (4.6mi) is one fun and technical course with really wide straights that launch you into some seriously tight sweepers,of which some are followed by hairpins that drop up to 2 meters to spit you with load of exit speed for the next straight. While the hotels and Start line are situated at 1446m altitude and Finish line dropping at 1000m altitude you get to enjoy picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views of the nearby mountains of Retezat and Parang.

The whole ‘skate-able’ course has a length of 6.5km, all cautiously secured with thousands of haybales, tyres and impact mattresses. The Downhill race track being compressed to 5km, it includes 12 wide hairpins, countless sweepers and top speeds of over 92km/h. The racing is a leg endurance,challenging and diverse corners litter the entire track with fast straights and kinks too, this hill delivers everything,a perfect balance between fast and technical sections leaving you wanting more as soon as you arrive at the bottom. It seems to never end, and when it does, you’re back up within 10 minutes because the gondola is just a short walk trough the woods away.These cable cars make the Transylvania Downhill course a game changer in that riders are able to get back to the top of race track within ten minutes, with no waiting around.  As the road doesn’t need to be opened for shuttle busses, skating is uninterrupted with a constant flow of riders taking to the hill meaning this is the only place where you can truly skate on a ALL YOU CAN SKATE basis.
Join us for an unique skateboarding experience ! Registration starts 15 February.


Schedule


MONDAY 03 JULY
– Arrivals/Check in
15:00 – 19:00 – Skate All You Can
19:00 – 22:00 – Fun Area

TUESDAY 04 JULY
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Skate All You Can
13:00 – 15:00 – Break/Open road
15:00 – 19:00 – Skate All You Can
19:00 – 22:00 – Fun Area

WEDNESDAY 05 JULY
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Skate All You Can
13:00 – 15:00 – Break/Open road
15:00 – 19:00 – Skate All You Can
19:00 – 22:00 – Fun Area

THURSDAY 06 JULY 
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Downhill Race
13:00 – 15:00 – Break/Open road
15:00 – 19:00 – Downhill Race/Skate All You Can
19:00 – 22:00 – Fun Area

FRIDAY 07 JULY
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Downhill Race
13:00 – 15:00 – Break/Open Road
15:00 – 19:00 – Finals DH Race/Skate All You Can
19:00 – 19:30 – Awards Ceremony
19:30 – – Riders Party

SATURDAY 08 JULY
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Skate All You Can
13:00 – 15:00 – Break/Open road
13:00 – 19:00 – Skate All You Can
19:00 – – Transylvania Downhill Party

SUNDAY 09 JULY
Check Out

Partners


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Contact


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The only video footage of the track we have at the moment is a youtubers car dash cam video, far from reality but good enough to give you a good insight of what the track looks like and to imagine your lines. The team has been there recently to skate and try and get some footage but after the winter the roads is still covered by snow on the top of it and the rest of the sections will need a proper spring rain that will clean the road and bring the fresh tarmac to shine.  DLC hopes that by the end of June the road will be skateable and will present the 1st raw run of the Pasul Valcan track exclusively via all year longboard magazine.

The hardcoreness comes in steepness percentage this time, 25% to be more precise, and it requires some steel balls and a strong set of skills to be able to make this hill your bitch. During the 26th and 30th of August 2017, in Pasul Valcan, near the city of Vulcan, be prepared to challenge yourself, it’s the place to test your limits and even get your skating to next level, there will be some wheels cored,a lot of speed, some bails and high levels of adrenaline.

Transylvania Freeride is the 2nd DEVAstation Longboard Crew event that uses a gondola for the riders uplifts, this means the road is never opened for buses, skating is uninterrupted all day and it gives you the chance to ride a lot more kilometres than usual. The event is freeride only, so you can use the track at your will. The road will be closed to traffic and will be secured as per usual with hay bales,tyres, impact mattresses and net in the high risk areas.   Leathers and good condition is recommended, not to say about a full face. Expect high speeds, fast straights and very tight hairpins, the course gets from fast to technical and chilled sections.

 

A party will be thrown on the last day of the event, bringing in a  strong soundsystem, including dj’s, event footage and projected visuals, . The ambulance team will not be missing this event for sure. Bar,snacks and quality food will be available at bargain prices. Closest airports are Timisoara Airport or Sibiu.

TRANSYLVANIA FREERIDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (CLICK HERE)

Sunday 27.08.2017
10:00 – 13:00 Skate all you can
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Skate all you can
Monday, 28.08.2017
10:00 – 13:00 Skate all you can
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Skate all you can
Tuesday, 29.08.2017
10:00 – 13:00 Skate all you can
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Skate all you can
Wednesday, 30.08.2017
10:00 – 13:00 Skate all you can
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 17:00 Skate all you can
21:00 till morning – Party all you can!