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RIDE ON at Kitzsteinhorn

10:06 12th April 2011 by Uli Köhler @ulikoehler
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As a resort one thing should be clear to you by now: If you want a good park and need an army of people bang the drums for your events – QParks is your one-stop shop for everything. Or would you say the Kitzsteinhorn does anything wrong these days?

The Central Park. All photos: Roland Haschka

True to the slogan “We can’t get enough of this winter!”, the last big freestyle showdown of the season is ready to be kicked off at the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn. Numerous snowboarders will once again pull out their best tricks at this slopestyle contest and demonstrate what they have learnt this season under the strict eyes of professional judges. Needless to say, a freshly shaped snowpark is ready for action!

Stefan Morocutti in - what a coincidence - the Central Park at Kitzsteinhorn!

Attention! No reason to put away your snow gear yet, as on April 16th and 17th all freestyle lovers can expect one last big event in the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn. For this occasion park designer Stefan Plattner and his crew will pimp the Central Park once more in order to guarantee optimum conditions for all shredders. Participation definitely pays, as not only a prize money of € 4.000,- is given away but also fancy goodies from NITRO and SUBWAY with a total value of € 2.000,-.

This is Kitzsteinhorn's Easy Park.

Saturday: Snowboard Day

On Saturday the snowboarders will kick off the event (whereas the freeskiers will ruin the snowpark on Sunday) “I’m already looking forward to the Kitzsteinhorn RIDE ON, especially to the big kickers and the massive corner in the Central Park. I’m sure we gonna see loads of sick tricks there!”, says snowboarder Lisa Veith.

Registration and Participation

If you now got interested in taking part in the last event of the season at the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn where you can demonstrate your skills once again in this slopestyle contest, then simply register today! The participation at the Kitzsteinhorn Ride On is free, but only a limited amount of positions is available. You can either register yourself online at the tour section on www.qparks.com or at the race office on site.

Aside of the contest, the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn will be open for all jibbers and freestyle fans. The park offers a sweet mix of easy and pro obstacles, starting from boxes and rails over to kickers of all sizes and variations!

Tom Hörhager in the Easy Park.

Timetable

Here is the timetable in an overview:

Saturday, April 16th

9am – 10.30am Registration at the race office at the Volvo Ice Camp
9am – 10.30am Training
10.45am riders meeting at the Chill Area / Volvo Ice Camp
11am – 1pm Qualifications
1.30pm riders meeting at the Chill Area / Volvo Ice Camp
2pm Finals
3pm Prize-giving at the Chill Area / Volvo Ice Camp
In case of bad weather Jib Battle
Side events Further information about the after party will follow soon

QParks Tour BEST TRICK AWARDS presented by Playboard

In order to dedicate special tribute to style at the QParks Tour, the PLAYBOARD Best Trick Snowboard will be judged separately with an extra prize money and furthermore, all winners of the contest receive a one year’s subscription of Playboard.

ATTENTION ROOKIES: The overall tour winner in the category snowboard rookies will be moreover rewarded with an exclusive ticket for the Style Session as well as a Red Bull MOBILE tariff SimplyAll for 1 year incl. Red Bull MOBILE Cellphone Motorola Defy.

Coming soon: Glacier Park Opening

Even though the Kitsteinhorn Ride On is the last big event in the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, it doesn’t mean that the whole park season is already over! Not at all! As already on May 7th the legendary Glacier Park on the Kitzsteinhorn will be opened and remain so until June 5th. Due to its altitude of nearly 3.000m you can expect optimum snow conditions there until the early summer. Freestyle heart, what more could you ask for?

All further information about the event, the parks and more you can find at www.snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.at as well as on the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn Facebook Fanpage.

Kitzsteinhorn Ride On – The season ain’t over yet!

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