26/11/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
For the upcoming 2013/2014 season The Ästhetiker are launching a new Snowboard Contest Tour in Zillertal Austria. With four events hosted by Ride Snowboards, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY will bounce around and throw down at the best snowparks in the valley.
Starting this October 2013, the Ästhetiker will deliver some great riding in a different park nearly every month. Offering free coaching sessions, free gear testing/demo by Ride Snowboards and an open Slopestyle, Big Air or Rail Contest will also be lined up at every tourstop. No matter if it’s kids, rookies, amateurs, girls, pros or legends, everyone can get involved in the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards. Individuals can drop-in on their own category, regardless of whether their freestyle career begins with this event or they have paid past dues holding old trophies from back in the days, gathering dust in a glass case. At all events the participants earn points for the tour ranking and the overall tour winners will be awarded after the final tourstop, when a Prince, Queen and King of the VÄLLEY will be crowned.
Snowboarding has always been a big scene in Zillertal Austria. Some of the world´s best pro riders, including Tom `Beckna` Eberharter, Wolle Nyvelt and Werni Stock, grew up in the valley. With the influence and support of the Ästhetiker, the region looks back on a decade of contest history that has always pushed the limits in snowboarding. Popular and appreciated for some of the best snowparks in Europe, the Zillertal valley is and will always remain the training base for many international riders.
The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards is a fresh and new Snowboard Contest Tour that sees the light of the Zillertal mountains. As in every past Ästhetiker event, the tour will be focused on the fun of shredding together, no matter if it’s a Slopestyle, Big Air or a Rail event. Every tourstop will reward the best and most versatile riders with fame, glory and mad-prizes while each participant will collect valuable points for the overall tour ranking. Regardless of the contest, everyone can sign up to ride and learn something new at the freestyle coaching sessions…for free! Ride Snowboards will be set up for riders to test/demo their latest gear at the snowpark…for free! Ride Snowboards will also be scouting for young up-and-coming talented rippers at all the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY events.
The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards starts early in the season this October with the premiere event at the Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier. The tour continues with an event just before Christmas on the fresh-built setup of the Betterpark Hochzillertal. In January 2014, the third tourstop will take place at the nearby Action-Park Kreuzwiese at Zillertal Arena. The final event will happen in late February at the Vans Penken Park in Mayrhofen followed by the finals party where the overall tour winners will be crowned and celebrated.
The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY is part of the N.ASA Austria Cups and the three overall winners in the men´s, rookies and ladies tour qualify for the National Championships N.ASA Shred Down Austrian Masters Slopestyle on March 07. – 09. 2014 in Westendorf. On top of this, the overall Rookie Tour Champion wins a starting spot with an all-inclusive package worth 350 Euros for the N.ASA organized World Rookie Finals in Ischgl. As a 1Star Event of the World Snowboard Tour, all riders have the opportunity to gain valuable points for the World Snowboard Tour Ranking and thus secure a ticket to ride in professional snowboard competitions on a higher level.
Partners: Zillertal.at, Ride Snowboards, Red Bull, Hotzone.tv, Hintertux Glacier, Hochzillertal, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen
All tourstops at a glance:
26.-27. October 2013 Betterpark Hintertuxer Gletscher
21.-22. December 2013 Betterpark Hochzillertal
25.-26. January 2014 Action-Park Zillertal Arena
22.-23. February 2014 Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen
All info can be found on www.aesthetiker.com