29/11/2006 | by Onboard
The 6th edition of the world’s biggest rookie snowboard tour has been announced for 2007. A series of rookie contests touring Austria, Germany and Switzerland. From 13th January in Lech am Arlberg (AUT) glory hungry snowboarders will have the opportunity to compete in one of 10 qualifying events before finalists battle it out in Saas Fee in March at the SnowPark Tour Final.
The SnowPark Tour is a series of competitions devised for younger riders. With the opportunity to shred perfectly groomed parks in Central Europe the riding standard is undeniably high and a relaxed jam format of competition leads to an un-pressured vibe with Pro’s even available on the first day of each stop to offer coaching and trick tips.
In addition to the competition for individual riders the top four shredders from each of the 10 stops will take part in a team competition with an extra 11th team selected from qualifiers on the Friday at the Saas Fee finals. To spice up the evenings Mellow Constructions will be co-coordinating the ‘No Parks Tour’ a series of night missions at each stop using non-park terrain.
International Atomic and Quicksilver Pro’s will be judging the competitions, with the man to beat being Max Weickl who presently holds the top snowboarder rankings from the final of the SnowPark Tour 2006 held at Leogang this year. Up for grabs will be an invite to the Nanshan open in China and an exclusive interview in Snowboarder MBM for the overall winner, plus a number of Atomic and Quicksilver goodies at all the tour stops. The best 3 snowboard teams will be invited to the TTR Boot Camp at Nordpark and the best team will be the subject of an interview in your very own Onboard Magazine. The best of the girls will be invited to the Roxy Chicken Jam in St. Moritz with an interview in The Box Magazine. No membership to any association is required to take part in the SnowPark Tour.
SnowPark Tour 2007 Calendar
13/14.01.2007 Lech am Arlberg (AUT)
20/21.01.2007 Fellhorn/Oberstdorf (GER)
27/28.01.2007 Engadin/St.Moritz (SUI)
13/14.02.2007 Westendorf (AUT)
17/18.02.2007 Flachauwinkl (AUT)
20/21.02.2007 Zugspitze/Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
24/25.02.2007 Sillian (AUT)
03/04.03.2007 Adelboden (SUI)
16/18.03.2007 Tour stop & FINALS Saas Fee (SUI)