Preparations were under way this weekend at the Snowpark in Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island as a field of famous international snowboarders and skiers readied themselves for Quiksilver’s King of the Park half-pipe competition presented by Samsung, taking place on Sunday, September 3rd, 2006.
The P.I.G. style elimination has attracted a stellar line-up of 45 entrants, including the likes of Marrku Koski (FIN), Mathieu Crepel (FRA), Martin Cernik (CZE), Roxy teamrider Torah Bright (AUS), Max Cookes (AUS) plus local New Zealand riders Jacob Koia, Will and Jah Harris, Jo Mackenzie and Stef Zeestraten.
The action began late Saturday afternoon with the ‘Samsung K5 MP3 Rail King’ taking place with a $500 first place prize up for grabs along with the promise of Samsung and Quiksilver booty.
Sunday’s action began after midday with a Big Air competition, followed by the “King of the Park” half-pipe and quarter pipe jam sessions. The final P.I.G run elimination to decide the 2006 “King of the Park” took place at night with the terrain park lit up by lights.
DJ’s, music and giveaways by Quiksilver and Samsung were taking place both days, with a free BBQ, open to the public and competitors on Sunday afternoon.
Presenting sponsor Samsung will be unveiling a new Samsung K5 MP3 player with in-built speaker, as well as the new Quiksilver & Roxy branded MP3 range. The eventual “King of the Park” will (try to) walk away with an awesome Samsung 82cm LCDTV and Samsung Home Theatre System.
For a full schedule and other information about Snowpark and invited riders, go to: