Open letter to the Snowboard community,
Crazy things happened recently in Snowboarding: brands disappeared from the market, core shops closed. Events and camps which didn’t even reach the level of planning or got canceled. Established print magazines are gone and have become digitalised.
Even Grasgehren needs to step back a bit, they were looking around for brands who see snowboarding for what it is. Snowboarding is a sport with roots, a sport without rules. It’s a lifestyle in which the spirit is spread far beyond the slopes. It’s based on community, through it you get in touch with nature and having a great time with friends. In snowboarding you can see a brand as yourself who wants to integrate, support and identify with conviction.
Grasgehren is a small ski resort, without the best infrastructure, without the newest skilifts, without the superior snow machines or a big tourism culture on which you could get jealous. Grasgehren is still the small, snowy and sleepy resort which you know from the past. Every now and then you find some T-bar lifts and a chairlift which doesn’t offer you any comfort. It’s one of these rare places where everybody greets you. A place where you stepped first on a snowboard or you landed your first 180. The only reason you go there is SNOWBOARDING, no matter what the conditions. Grasgehren is still the little ski resort with heart and soul.
As we go on we need to shout out a big thanks and goodbye to Salomon Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding, Volcom and Boardershop Lindau. With them we had an awesome time, great events and many unforgettable moments. They made snowboarding to something special where everybody was able to be part of it.
Without the support of the industry Grasgehren couldnt be able to go on like they do now. They are happy and thankful to have partners like Killersh, Blue Tomato and Meckatzer and of course they found some new sponsors too, who are believing in their philosophy.
Völkl Snowboards will support the World Snowboard Day and the legendary Beers ‘N’ Burgers sessions with Killerfish. As a special Völkl will offer test boards in the park for the whole season and they will organise camps or trips for the young generation. Also we get supported by Adidas Snowboarding, who will give us 4 new features from UNIT Parktech. The features are based on skate obstacles which allows you plenty of variations and combinations. Templeton will give the GG team some fresh clothes and they pimp the park with some “stupid and silly” stuff, like we know it of Templeton.
So GG announce at least 7 events this year with free barbecue and they keep the park growing! It will start on 5th and 6th December for the Blue Tomato Season Opener GG and the Homie Ticket is available for 159 Euro for the whole season.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/snowparkgrasgehren
05.12.2015: Blue Tomato Season Opener
13.12.2015: Chill and Grill powered by Killerfish
20.12.2015: Killerfish presents WSD Grasgehren
16.01.2016: Völkl Beers ́N ́Burger #17
20.02.2016: Völkl Beers ́N ́Burger #18
12.03.2016: Völkl Beers ́N ́Burger #19
02.04.2016: Season Ender Bender