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Austrian Rookie Challenge

The ARC (Austrian Rookie Challenge) project to ride will be kicking off between 9-11th March 2007 in Damüls.

Events for the rookies include:

  • • best shaped park (electric snowpark)
  • • photo and film shootings
  • • best trick, style and rail voting
  • • park session
  • • nightrail session
  • • backcountry session
  • • afterparty
  • • miscellaneous specials

ARC is made for the best and most motivated youngblood riders. Sent by their sponsors, they have the chance to be interviewed, filmed or photographed by the media, with the editors of the magazines taking part in the voting to get to ensure fair result. In 2007, ARC will become a 2-star event of the TTR series for the first time. Moreover, the 3 best riders have the chance to qualify for a larger event.

Where: Damüls/Bregenzerwald/Vorarlberg at Electric snowparks built by pardesign.

Representatives last year:
Philipp Schmid, Herbie Taller, Simon Schweiger, Werni Stock, Michael Freudenthaler, Marc Swoboda, Julian Nocker, Joshi Schaschl, Erwin Polanc, Roland Scharmer, Stefan Wimmer, Marvin Salminar, Benny Urban, Thomas Pribik, Sina Candrian, Rene Schnöller, Severin De Courten, Manuel Pietropoli, Michi Schatz, Chris Percival, Tom Glocker, Peter König, Reini Rieser, Torjus Thomasson, Thomas Klocker, Hannes Metzler, Udo Kützler, Robert Büchel, Christian Bell, Daniel Driessler, Michael Obwegeser, Andreas Bischof, Benny Deeg, Philipp Gruber, Daniel Worschitz, Simon Pircher, Sascha Gattiker, Dominik Eggenberger, Patrick Gruber.


Friday 9th March: Arrival till 16:00, Check in, Supper, Toboggan, Chillout.

Saturday 10th March: Park riding, Photo shooting, Jamsession, Night shooting, Supper, After party.

Sunday 11th March: Backcountry shooting in 5 teams of 5 riders, Spot check, cliff drops, lines driving, kicker construction, etc, Aftershow meeting, Best style, best trick, best railtrick.

The aim of the event is to push and promote newcomers. Many snowboarding companies send around 40 rookies to this contest who will show their style and try to bring out their best for 2 days. Each rider has the opportunity to represent himself in the limelight and maybe get the chance to appear in magazines or movies.

Over the past three years of the event, the best riders were acquired by rider voting, which wasn’t really fair. So we decided to integrate the editors for the 2007 event to give them a better insight in what’s going on at ARC and to get to know the riders a little bit better. Furthermore a fair voting is granted.


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