27/11/2007 | by Onboard
Kitzsteinhorn: Roxy Glacier Park open!
The winter has begun • Top-notch events • New website is online
The winter is back! Since Mid of October, the Roxy Glacier Park at
Kitzsteinhorn is open again. At a snowy 2,900 metres sea-level, loads of
obstacles for all skills are ready at Kaprun’s glacier plateau. And with
the opening of the park, also the first events will take place.
At the Roxy Glacier Park – the first Roxy Park worldwide –, the
Kitzsteinhorn shaper crew together with Mellow Constructions erected a
Pro Line with a double kicker combo with 14- and 8-metre tables each.
The Easy Line with four five-metre kickers is already prepared since the
beginning of October. For all jibbers five rails and boxes are ready by
now. The whole park will be re-shaped regularly. Gradually, the park
will be extended within the next few days until up to 23 obstacles with
11 jumps and 12 rails and boxes for all skills will be ready at the
250-metre long terrain.
At the end of November, also the DC Central Park at Sonnenkarbahn chair
lift and the Easy Park will open. Then, snowboarders and freeskiers will
have the opportunity to show their skills at a 30,000 m2 terrain.
“We are proud to announce the opening of the first Roxy Park in the
world on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier”, Roxy Winter Marketing Manager Stine
Brun Kjeldaas said. “We want to give winter enthusiasts the freedom to
express themselves in a playground designed for all levels of riding
consisting of rails, boxes and jumps. Kitzsteinhorn being based in the
middle of Europe and already hosting the worlds biggest all-girls
snowboard event ‘The Roxy Chicken Jam’ made this location a natural
choice for us!”
With the opening of the Roxy Park, also the first event took place: From
October 25 to 28 2007, Kitzsteinhorn hosted the TTR Boot Camp. At this
training camp of the Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, TTR CEO
Drew Stevenson personally instructed the invited rookie riders.
At the “White Start” on November 17 and 18, 2007, with “be:open” then a
first-class snow clubbing event will take place at the Kitzsteinhorn
Snow Atrium at Alpincenter. From 3:30 to 6 pm, there will be an outdoor
party with DJ Gordon Edge and his live trumpet show and Tara McDonald as
At the Roxy Glacier Park, the first highlight of the season will be the
Roxy Chicken Jam from December 14 to 16 2007: at this 6-star event of
the Ticket To Ride Women’s Snowboard Tour, the world’s best snowboard
girls will show their tricks and manoeuvres at Kitzsteinhorn.
The new website supplies riders with all
news about the current state of the park. In addition, there’s
interactive maps of the parks with facts and pictures of the obstacles
as well as news and pictures delivered directly by the shapers. Park
videos and information on events, weather forecast and ticket prices
complete the website.
By the way: if you prefer to build your kicker at the backcountry or to
surf the powder you will also find fine places at Kitzsteinhorn,
especially at Magnetkoepfl and Langwied. These runs with many chutes,
powder lines, cliffs and natural pipes are nothing but a paradise for
all freestyle-oriented freeriders.