05/03/2014 | by Yalda Walter
The waiting period is almost over as the scavenger hunt through the Zillertal Valley continues! Just before Christmas, December 21st and 22nd the snowboard community of all ages will shred together at Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach to kick off the snowpark season at the Betterpark Hochzillertal.
In addition to free snowboard pro coaching sessions the open slopestyle contest is on lock for the second stage of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards. The registration will be open starting December 1st at www.valleyralley.at. Starting spots are limited, first come, first ride!
After the successful opening event at Hintertux Glacier, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards stops at Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach for the second tourstop on December 21st and 22nd to kick off the snowpark season at Betterpark Hochzillertal. The open snowboard contest is all about sharing the good times shredding together. Kids, rookies, amateurs, girls, pros and legends can drop in and get a spot on the podium on their respective category. On top of prize money, mad-prizes from Ride Snowboards and shopping vouchers from HOTZONE.TV will be awarded for the lucky winners. All riders of the second tourstop in Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach will gain valuable points to add to their Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY overall point standings in the World Snowboard Tour Ranking. At the end of the tour, a Prince, a Queen and a King of the VÄLLEY will be crowned and honored with one of the highly coveted starting spots for the National Championships N.ASA Shred Down Austrian Masters Slopestyle. The overall Rookie Tour Champion also wins a starting spot for the N.ASA organized World Rookie Finals.
All those who just want to breathe their first contest air and work on their park skills can sign up for the free freestyle coaching sessions with the Ästhetiker. The number of coaching spots is limited so sign up early at www.valleyralley.at December 1st. First come first serve!
As at every stop of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY, Ride Snowboards will be represented at the Betterpark Hintertux. All riders will have the opportunity to test the newest snowboards and bindings from Ride for free all weekend long.
The Tourism Board Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal will help you book accommodation in Kaltenbach and Fuegen. Please check out this link and contact them at www.best-of-zillertal.com! We look forward to seeing you very, very soon at Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach!
Partners of the 2. Tourstop: Zillertal.at, Ride Snowboards, Red Bull, Hotzone.tv, Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach, Tourism Association Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal
About Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach and the Betterpark Hochzillertal:
Being the first ski resort in the Zillertal Valley, Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach is known world wide for it’s terrain and famous for it´s Betterpark Hochzillertal. It was recently awarded as the best ski resort worldwide in 2012/2013. The size of the ski area, variety of terrain, number of well prepeared slopes, snow safety and freeride options earned this ranking among the world´s top class resorts. Therefor, from November 30th and on, Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach will be offering nearly 90 kilometres of slopes and operating 37 modern ski lifts rising up to 2.500 metres above sea level with absolute snow safety for the next five months. Besides endless powder and off-piste slopes there are two long descents all the way down to the parking area in the valley that put big smiles on every winter athletes face.
The Betterpark Hochzillertal has its own park lift for extended sessions giving you more runs in a short time. No matter if you are a freestyle novice or expert, the 300 meter-long park is set up with six lines of features that offer something for everyone to ride. There are seven perfectly shaped kickers ranging from 3 to 18 meter tables so riders can build up to their biggest air. Even the little ones can take their first small jumps on the safe shapes at Betterpark Hochzillertal. Meanwhile, family and friends can chill on a deck chair at the park base watching the rookie´s progress and rippers shred the session. More than ten other obstacles, rails, boxes, tubes and pipelines turn the Betterpark Hochzillertal into the ultimate freestyle playground for all riding levels until the end of April. All info is available at www.betterparks.at and www.hochzillertal.com
About the Zillertal:
The Zillertal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Alps and is well known as the mecca for snowboarders. The well-planned, perfectly shaped and designed snowparks are listed among the best parks in Europe and attract the world´s best athletes each year. The Zillertal park shapers pride themselves on having perfect shaped kickers and obstacles available for every riding level. The snowparks in the Zillertal valley provide plenty of room for jumps, rails and boxes to learn new tricks, improving on old tricks and get creative on snow. www.zillertal.at
About Ride Snowboards:
Founded in 1992 in Redmond, Wash., Ride Snowboards hit the market with a vision – to create a snowboard company on the basis of uncompromised fun. Now based in Seattle, Ride continues to stay true to its original goals 20 years later. Offering a full range of innovative and quality boards, boots, bindings and apparel, Ride works tirelessly to maintain its distinct brand identity, push the limits of product development and has firmly established itself as a leader in the snowboard industry. “Have more fun“ Ride Snowboards! www.ridesnowboards.com
The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards at a glance:
26.-27. October 2013, Betterpark Hintertux, Hintetux Glacier
21.-22. December 2013, Betterpark Hochzillertal, Hochzillertal Kaltenbach
25.-26. January 2014, Action-Park Zillertal Arena, Zillertal Arena
22.-23. Feruary 2014, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen
23. February 2014, Scotland Yard Pub Mayrhofen, Big Crowning Party Mayrhofen