11/10/2010 | by Tom Copsey
For an unbelievable 25th time in a row the Kaunertal glacier is again inviting to the snowpark opening and the start of the winter season 2010/2011. Thousands of snowboarders who are hungry for snow, will be coming to the Kaunertal to celebrate together the 25th Kaunertal Opening.
One main element of the Kaunertal Opening and center of attraction for many snowboarders will again be the BIG PARK mini shred Pro Contest on Saturday. Prize money of US$ 7.000 will be waiting for the winners and draw lots of pros to the Kaunertal again. Also the amateurs will get a chance to show their skills to the crowd at the mini shred Amateur Contest on Sunday.
Another highlight for the amateurs will be that every person registered for the mini shred Amateur Contest on Sunday gets a chance to take part in the lottery for the ‘Lucky One’s’, who can take part at the pro contest on Saturday and fight the pros.
Find all details regarding contest formats, registration, scoring & judging on: www.kaunertal-opening.at
The snowpark at the glacier shows off just in time for the Kaunertal Opening. The fresh set-up with two jib lines and a kicker line are at your disposal for a perfect ride during the new season. Meanwhile the mini shred rocks with a lot of fun jib options as well as two brand-new butterboxes beside the big obstacle line with a new kinked rail and an up-down combination for a playground that will let everybody’s heart beat faster. Those who love long park rides can directly drop from the jib line to the kicker line. The new website www.snowpark-kaunertal.com will keep you up-to-date with all news, background info about events, pictures and a weekly video series, which documents the daily park life. Daily updates can also be found on the brand-new Facebook page.
Another highlight this year will be the Rail Session presented by Gloryfy, downdays and Grounded Freestyle, which will go down at the glacier restaurant Weißsee. The session’s relaxing format will provide for a fun and exciting Friday afternoon. The rail will stay at the glacier restaurant Weißsee for the remaining weekend and be ready for everyone to jib. Registration for the Rail Session on Friday, October 15th, from 09.00 till 11.00 o’clock at the glacier’s car park.
And there’s also something new for all those riders who always wanted to learn new tricks or try impossible jumps: the AIR2BAG by AIR(BAG)PATROL. It enables a less risky training for beginners and professional jump-addicts. The guys from AIR(BAG)PATROL will be at the KTO on Saturday and Sunday from 9am til 4pm.
More than 45 brands will be waiting at the testival area for all snowboarders who have not yet found their perfect equipment for the upcoming winter season. After three days of testing the brand new products everyone should have found his or her shred-gear for the season.
Concerts, movies & parties
Friday and Saturday evening are again focused on movie premiers, DJ sound and live acts! Look forward to the electro formation JEANS TEAM from Berlin as well as some nice ‘Kabinenparty’ with SKERO. Also expect hot performances from IRIEPATHIE and LIRICAS ANALAS! Friday’s DJ Sound will be coming from DJ SUIVEZ (Liricas Analas) and Saturday the renowed WAX WRECKAZ will tune in! To keep up and even enhance your motivation to shred, they will also be showing the latest Pirate Productions’ movie Hooked and Mog Productions’ Mog’ n Roll.
The Kaunertal Opening team is looking forward to seeing you in October and welcoming you to a bombastic beginning of the season 10/11 with the legendary Kaunertal Opening.