26/10/2012 | by Intern McIntern
From 5 to 7 October the freestyle season kicks off on Hintertux Glacier.
Officially, the Hotzone.tv Park Opening will kick off the winter season on the first weekend in October. However, some hungry shredders have already completed their first powder turns on the Hintertux Glacier. On Friday, 14 September, pros like Steve Gruber and Peter made use of the first fresh snow of the season. And Wille Kaufmann now has more than enough material to create the Betterpark. Nothing stands in the way of a perfect season opening. Here are all updates at a glance:
By mid September, the glacier received more than a meter of fresh snow! Perfect slopes all the way to the Fernerhaus are guaranteed!
The Easy Line and the Medium Line as well as the Jib Line are already open (as of 21 September 2012). Pro Line and Superpipe are currently being shaped, and Betterpark mastermind Wille Kaufmann is confident to finish the complete Betterpark Hintertux in time for the Opening!
On snow program
During the entire Opening products from over 30 brands can be tested for free. The test area at the Fernerhaus is open from 9 am. You can chill and listen to music in the Skullcandy Lounge, or join the giant BBQ on the Fernerhaus patio.
On 11.30 am on Saturday, Pros and Ams can take part in the Hotzone.tv Session of the Dudes at Betterpark Hintertux, where they will battle for €1000 prize money, honour and glory. On Sunday form 1 pm you can score a few bucks during the Cash for Trix session in front of the Fernerhaus. No registration required for the Pro and AM sessions!
On Sunday, youngsters up until 16 years can take part in the Billabong Kids Shoot. Pleasure photographer Fischi will take professional photos of the groms. Pro coach is nonBillabong pro Wolle Nyvelt! – Mandatory registration on http://opening.hotzone.tv!
Off snow program
The proven and tested “After Shred Session” goes down on the Hintertux Glacier parking lot: From 2pm you can listen to DJ tunes and throw yourself off a crane from up to 8 meters height into an Original Bag Jump, win some goodies in the Analog shooting gallery, get barreled in the Analog tarp surfing wave, or just enjoy an after shred beer.
Europe’s most respected snowboard video production, Pirate Movie Productions, finally returns to the Zillertal with a tour stop: They will show their new flick UNIQUE8 in the Tux Center. Apart from Gigi Rüf and Marco Feichtner, Tux local Werni Stock will be present, who also has a part in UNIQUE8. Doors open at 9 pm, the screening starts at 9.30. For party ticket owners entry is free of charge -> Tip: Check the shuttle bus plan on the party flyer!
The Opening Warm Up Parties on Friday will be reinforced by an all-new party location: The i-Shine Sound System will create the perfect vibes for the “Pirate Party” in the Gletscherspalte in Tux. And traditionally, everyone gathers in the Kleine Tenne Tux for the SHRED Warm Up Part and shake it to the beats of DJ NLP and Busy Fingaz. A NEW Tux shuttle bus will operate on Friday: Check the party flyer for details!
Due to an even bigger party tent at the Hohenhaus Tenne, the Analog Opening Night on Saturday will be even bigger! Look forward to experiencing Ninja Tunes export DJ IRK from London as well as the Wax Wreckaz DJ collective, a surprise guest and a warm-up by local DJ crew SMOK1NG FING3RZ.
More details and updates about the program, shuttle busses, test area, Opening prize draw and a lot more under http://opening.hotzone.tv