16/04/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Spring is coming to Zugspitze – it’s time for SPRING IN THE PARK again!
At the two-week freestyle camp at the Terrain Park Zugspitze, all snow park rippers and slopestyle novices get their money’s worth! From the 27th of March to the 11th of April 2010, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 offers a daily free coaching for snowboarders, a rookie contest, photo sessions and a test centre with state-of-the-art K2 and RIDE hardware. For the first time, the spring camp on Germany’s highest mountain will also offer a special Kids Coaching in a specially prepared Kids Park. Another highlight is the RIDE Bigairbag at the Easter weekend, where riders can practise new tricks without risk.
For two weeks, pro snowboarders will advise the SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 participants for free and instruct them how to improve the execution of their spins and slides, no matter if beginner or advanced. Karl Killer and his shaper crew will daily care for a perfectly prepared Terrain Park Zugspitze offering kickers and rails for all skill levels. Heaps of pros have confirmed to come and coach: RIDE pros Manuel Tapal (GER) and Jens Kretschmer (GER) as well as K2 riders Julia Baumgartner (AUT), Colin Frei (SUI) and Sebi Schmitz (GER) will assist the snowboarders.
New this year is Kids Coaching for the young rookies!
With the new Kids Coaching, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 for the first time also offers a programme for beginners. In a separate Kids Park, the young rookies make their first attempts on the mini kickers, waves and easy rails under professional supervision. The Kids Coaching is for free and starts daily at 11 am. It’s not necessary to book in advance – just come to the chill-out area at the Terrain Park Zugspitze some minutes before the coaching begins.
On the Easter weekend, another attraction is waiting for all riders: from Saturday, April 3rd, to Monday, April 5th, the RIDE Bigairbag will be erected at the Terrain Park Zugspitze. Here, riders can practise their tricks without risk: the giant airbag will be set up below a kicker and cushion every landing, as soft as butter.
Free material test and photo session
For anyone who is eager to test next winter’s hardware already this spring, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 is the right choice: at the K2, LINE & RIDE test stand you can borrow the latest ski and snowboard equipment of the 2010/11 season. There will also be the latest kids equipment available.
In the previous years, the daily photo sessions have always been a big success. At SPRING IN THE PARK 2010, a professional photographer will again take pictures of the riders’ tricks and moves on the rails and kickers of the Terrain Park Zugspitze. Then, the riders can download the best shots from www.zugspitze.de in high definition and print them at home for free.
Precious non-cash prizes at the Rookie Contest
The Rookie Contest on Saturday, April 10th 2010, is the concluding highlight of SPRING IN THE PARK 2010. At this easy jam session without competition stress, all riders who are not sponsored yet are allowed to participate and to demonstrate what they have learned in two weeks of coaching at SPRING IN THE PARK. Judges will look for the best overall impression. The best male and female snowboarder a snowboard win a set-up by K2 Snowboarding. Additionally, there will be many further prizes to win for all the participants.
For sure, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 also presents some great Partys at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. On Saturday, April 3rd 2010, a K2 party will take place at the Hausberg Lodge. Here, also the winners of the “May day“ video contest by K2 will be crowned.
For further information on SPRING IN THE PARK please visit www.zugspitze.de.
Info – Rookie Contest
Date: Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Location: Terrain Park Zugspitze
Schedule: until 10 am Inscription (Chillout Area) 10.30 am Riders’ Meeting (Chillout Area) 11 am-2 pm Jam session (Terrain Park Zugspitze) 2.30 pm Prize-giving (Chillout Area)