Stanton Park: Last Season's Highlights

http://mpora.com/videos/lefzUIZwL Not to be confused with its namesake in Washington DC the Stanton Park St Anton is a great snow park in Western Austria. QParks have compiled this short best-of-last-season-video, and thrown in an interview with the head shaper on the upcoming new season…

Benni Hopfgartner, Stantonpark, photo: Roland Haschka / QParks
Benni Hopfgartner, Stantonpark, photo: Roland Haschka / QParks

STANTON Park: a Golden Outlook to the New Season

This season, tons of highlights are waiting for all freestylers in the STANTON Park! O’Neill is the new park sponsor, March will once again see a QParks Tour Stop – the legendary “O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle” and the park area will be extended. In order to make the long wait for the new season little more bearable, we’ve put some icing on the cake: an interview with parkdesigner Renè Friedl and the Goldie clips of last season for the cherry on top!

In the Goldies, we can see the best of what the STANTON Park had to offer last season. At the shootings, tons of action and massive tricks were caught on tape.

What are Goldies?

But we really want to know what the NEW season brings – Parkdesigner Renè told us what we can look forward to this winter:

Hey Rene! Only a few weeks from now, the STANTON Park will see a new freestyle season after its long summer break. What would you say was last season’s highlight and what are you looking forward to most for the coming winter?

Hmmm… good question. To me personally, the highlight was the fact that we managed to have the setup completed already at the beginning of the season (meaning around Christmas), so we had a complete park at an early stage. Personally, I’m simply looking forward to a massive winter season – lots of snow, no accidents and tons of fun!

What’s new in the STANTON Park?

During the summer we optimized the terrain in the park and we’re sure to have the one or other new obstacle – but I don’t want to give it all away just yet. ;)

As a parkdesigner, of course you and your team know the area best. But how frequently do you yourself shred in the park? Which element do you like best? I shred in the park quite often and I like all of it, actually, but the M-Kickerline is really fun!

Having a job as parkdesigner sure demands a lot of creativity. Where do you get your inspiration from? Just about everywhere, no matter if it’s a day on the mountain or in the valley with friends, whether I’m sitting on the loo or lie in bed! I can become inspired just about anywhere! ;)

This year, O’Neill will be the new sponsor of the STANTON Park and we’re already looking forward to the legendary O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle. What can people expect from an event like this? I think from the O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle people will expect a two-day contest with a laid- back atmosphere and good riders where shredding technique is concerned. I’m really looking

forward to that, too!

The QParks Tour is an international freestyle tour for snowboarders and freeskiers with the chance to win 60,000 € of prize money which taking place in 11 snowparks. This year, O’Neill will sponsor the STANTON Park and we’re alreadylooking forward to the 17th and 18th of March 2012, when the legendary “O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle” will rock the park! What can people expect from this event? A two-day contest with a laid-back atmosphere and good riders and, of course, partying galore! I’m really looking forwad to it!

Stantonpark Panorama, photo: Roland Haschka / QParks
Stantonpark Panorama, photo: Roland Haschka / QParks

For more information on the QParks Tour, go to: www.qparkstour.com WOW! Seems like we can look forward to a wicked season in the STANTON Park! Until then

you can lean back and enjoy the show with all the shredding highlights from last season.

For all the latest news and updates on the park, the setup and snow levels, stay tuned here on our website or visit us on Facebook.

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