15/04/2010 | by Uli Köhler
Stefan Voitl’s Team Austria won the snowboard finals of the 2010 Snowpark Rally at Kitzsteinhorn.
For the last time this winter, the Völkl Snowpark Rally 0910 announced: “Mission accomplished!” Last weekend, Team Austria with Stefan Voitl, Michael Scharner and Johannes Gruenbichler took victory at the snowboard finals of this season’s ultimate online photo competition at the Kitzsteinhorn.
During the winter months, three missions had been issued on www.snowparkrally.com. At these qualification rounds, the participants had to upload their pictures to the website where a jury chose the respective winners. For the finals, the three victorious crews now changed from virtual to real mode and met at Zell am See- Kaprun, Austria, to shoot the ultimate picture of the winter.
“Two in one!” – this was the final mission for the three crews from Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. After some fun runs together at the Kitzsteinhorn they began to look for the ideal spot to take their picture. A Völkl pro rider assisted each crew and thanks to their experience, Chris Kröll (AUT), Michi Stanschitz (AUT) Cristina Monclús (ESP) and Aline Bock (GER) were able to give the participants some useful tips. After three days of hard work, the crews finally delivered their best shot to the jury on Sunday at high noon.
With their creative shots the riders gave the judges a hard time to choose the winners. In the end, Team Austria with Stefan Voitl, Michael Scharner and Johannes Gruenbichler took victory with a sensational night shot. Second place went to Team Switzerland with Corinne Suter, Carlo Schmid and Matthias Indermuehle who presented an innovative obstacle. Team Slovenia with Rene Strgar, Zigo Erlac and Anze Susa took third. Team Austria won a surf trip with the Völkl pros to the All Inclusive Völkl Team Week 2010. The other crews were rewarded with highly sought after non-cash prizes by Völkl. After the prize-giving, a relaxed Public Bag Jump Session rounded off this eventful weekend.