10/03/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
Have a looksee what happened down Sölden over the weekend. Prizes galore for snowboarders and skiers alike. And a spot of yodelling too, as you do.
Freestyle Action & the Art of Yodeling – Almdudler Freestyle Feast Vol. 8
An entire armada of freeskiers and snowboarders met at the Almdudler Snowpark Sölden last Saturday to celebrate the 8th edition of the legendary Almdudler Freestyle Feast. In addition to an extensive ‘Goodies 4 Trix’ session, BBQ and massive DJ sounds, we were also looking for the most talented Yodel Hero!
On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, the Almdudler Snowpark Sölden called for the already 8th edition of the legendary Almdudler Freestyle Feast. Like the previous seven editions, it was all about spending an awesome freestyle shred session with friends at the biggest snowpark in the Ötztal. Be it freeskier or snowboarder, pro or beginner, everyone was welcome to participate.
In the morning hours, shredheads of all ages got together to start off the Almdudler Freestyle Feast with the ‘Goodies 4 Trix’ session. As the name already implies, tons of awesome goodies by Almdudler and Moreboards were up for grabs. The contestants had to announce the trick they were going to perform on the individual obstacles, stomp it and were then rewarded with great prizes! First on the agenda was a 6m downbox. Then the session moved on to the first jump of the medium line, where the riders really got cracking and pulled out some impressive double backflips and double frontflips. The experienced freeskiers and snowboarders took their role model function quite seriously and showed the rookies how to handle the 8m straightrail properly.
Since the motivated contestants hiked most of the obstacles to stomp as many trix as possible, they had to beef up properly at the end of the session. A hearty barbecue and fresh Almdudler made sure that the riders regained their strength! In the meantime, live DJ Captain Jorge and MC Börni put on a great show at the chill area!
Next Almdudler Yodel Hero
Once the batteries were recharged, we were once again looking for the „Next Almdudler Yodel Hero“, that is, the most talented Yodeler from the Ötztal. Benni Mösl and Goffi Gram accepted the challenge from Elias Giacomelli and battled hard to defend their champion’s title. In a breathtaking finale, the audience decided per clap ranking in favor of challenger Elias, who may now look forward to a year’s supply of Almdudler. Of course we couldn’t miss out on asking the victorious yodeler a few questions:
Hey Elias, how did you like the Almdudler Freestyle Feast, was it your first time here?
“No, I’ve been here last year as well. Since I broke my collarbone two weeks ago, I couldn’t participate at the Goodies 4 Trix session. But it was a great day nevertheless and especially the yodel contest was tons of fun!”
Are you going to finish the year’s supply of Almdudler all by yourself?
“Haha, no, I think that would be too much. Since my friends contributed to my victory by cheering that enthusiastically for me, I think I will share my prize with them and my family.”
Almdudler Picture Bash
All hobby photographers and models among you, who were on location at the Almdudler Freestyle Feast, also get the chance to win a year’s supply of Almdudler! Send us your best picture of the event – preferably one of you holding an Almdudler goodie or beverage, or posing in front of an Almdudler obstacle or Almdudler branding – to email@example.com or upload them on SHRAPIQ! You’ve got until Friday, April 5th, 2013, to do so! All shots will then automatically take part in our grand Facebook Online Voting.
You want to relive the great atmosphere of the Almdudler Freestyle Feast? Then check out the clip and photo gallery we’ve put together just for you! See you at the next feast!