15/10/2012 | by Tom Copsey
Action-packed season start at the 27th Kaunertal Opening kicks off next week. Peep the deets.
Next week thousands of shredders will take over the small village of Feichten in Kaunertal for the 27th time and welcome the new winter season 2012/13 with a big bang from October 12th – 14th.
Next Friday the long months of waiting are finally over and the Snowpark Kaunertal invites shredders to officially start into the new season. A broad action programme on the mountain accompanies the happening as well as hot live acts at the party tent in Feichten.
CONTESTS & OPEN PARK ON ALL 3 DAYS The program on the mountain holds something for everyone – on Friday it’s the jibbers turn to show their skills at the rail session presented by downdays.eu & Snowboarder MBM on the rail directly at the glacier restaurant. Saturday’s highlight will be the pro contest which holds a prize money of total USD 7.000. So not only “being part of it” will be the day’s slogan when nice pocket money is up for grabs at the beginning of the contest season. To not only give nominated riders a chance to compete in the pro contest we have saved 2 starting spots for wildcard winners. To grab one of those wildcards, people have to post an action shot of themselves on the Snowpark Kaunertal Facebook wall and motivate their friends to like the pic .. those snowboard pictures with the most likes until Tuesday October 09th 1 pm are the lucky winners to battle the Pros. More information about the wildcards on: www.snowpark-kaunertal.com and www.facebook.com/snowparkkaunertal.
On Sunday the contest action continues when all motivated riders have the possibility to show their skills at the amateur contest. They will ride on the same line as the pros – so exciting tricks for the audience are guaranteed.
Good news for all those, who don’t care much for a contest – there will be a separate contest park so the main park will be open for everyone during all 3 days and has a whole bunch of different obstacles for all riding levels to offer. Amongst others there will be 2 medium kickers that can be combined with diverse rails and boxes in one run. In the long jib line obstacles like downpipes, one straight rail, one kinked rail, one straight box and many other fun options can be used in various ways.
3 DAYS FOR FREE MATERIAL TESTING Numerous freeski and snowboard companies will bring their latest products to the testival at the KTO and give everyone a chance to test boards, skis, poles, protection and much more on all 3 days for free. So for everyone who is not sure yet what to buy will definitely be after the KTO. So you’d better take the chance to find your perfect winter.
LIVE ACTS & MOVIE PREMIERES The action continues in the evenings with the newest movies from the freeski and snowboards scene and great live bands! On Friday night you can expect hand-made guitar music by Golden Reef, dirty electro-house from Austrian AG Trio as well as sophisticated mixes from DJ Dan (Texta). Riding inspiration for the next day will come from the ladies from Lipstick Productions and the guys from Junkies on a Budget.
Saturday night promises not less noise and party when Yambalaya enter the stage and no other than Mono & Nikitaman take over with their raggae songs and ragga-dancehall beats. It’s the Wax Wreckaz privilege to close the night with their unique mixes of raggae, hip hop and electro. Movie-wise Legs of Steel and the Pirate Movie Productions will show their newest flick of their travels from last season.
The Kaunertal glacier team and partners are looking forward to a fulminant kick-off to the season 12/13 with the legendary Kaunertal Opening!