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Shredding and More Coming Up at Stubai Opening 2016

Take the new 3S Eisgrat gondola to the Stubai Premiere on 22/23 October and take advantage of the chance to test all the new gear in the epic Stubai Zoo park and surrounding terrain.

The 2016/2017 winter season got underway at the Stubai Glacier at the end of September, so now it’s time for the Stubai Zoo – one of Europe’s leading snow parks – to open for awesome sessions. Fresh snow has just fallen in the last days – the best conditions for launching the park season with a great event are met: on October 22 and 23 the eighth edition of the legendary Stubai Premiere will be held in Austria’s biggest glacier skiing area, featuring numerous events for snowboarders. And there’s another premiere: the brand new 3S Eisgrat gondola is due to go into operation for the very first time.

Photo: Stefan Eigner

At the perfectly shaped Stubai Zoo at the Gaisskarferner, three lines are available for open sessions as early as Friday October 21 – for professional, advanced and beginner riders. But there’s more to look forward to over the subsequent two days than just kickers and rails: in addition to wild parties, there’ll also be lots of side events as well as the Brand Saloon at the Eisgrat mountain station. At the latter, 40 brand names from the snowboard sector display their latest products for the season and make them available for free testing.

Anyone who can’t wait to get started should be sure to book one of the popular packages right away. Accommodation and the lift ticket can be booked at the unbeatable price of EUR 107 at www.stubai-premiere.com.

Get your test on. Photo: Peter Buchebner

These are the most important side events you should definitely not miss:

Saturday and Sunday, 22. and 23.10.16, all day: Casio Photo Challenge

Spot: Brand Saloon; sign-up on Facebook

Photographers and reporters wanted! Together with Casio Exilim and the new outdoor cam EX-FR 100, each day five selected Stubai Zoo fans have the opportunity to report on the 2016 Stubai Premiere. The prize for producing the best Facebook photo gallery of the day is an outdoor cam.

Saturday, 22.10.2016, 11.30 am: DC Best Line hosted by Sebbe de Buck

Spot: Parkbase; no sign-up required

The battle to see who can run the best line is carried out over two heats. The two heats rate each other – and Sebbe de Buck has his say too, of course. The Belgian snowboard pro then nominates his favourites for the prize goodies. In addition, the winners (female/male) receive a Casio EX-FR 100.

Jib session by the Brand Saloon. Photo: Peter Buchebner

Saturday, 22.10.2016, 12.00 midday: Lady Laps by Klaudia Medlova & Horsefeathers

Spot: Brand Saloon; no sign-up required

The special for those ladies who have always wanted to rock the obstacles with a real pro. Horsefeathers brings along its new global team rider Klaudia Medlova to the 2016 Stubai Premiere, and so shred girls will have the opportunity to cruise through the park with the professional Slovakian snowboarder. Places are limited, so it’s first come, first served.

Saturday, 22.10.2016, 2.00 pm: Horsefeathers Hit the Tank

Spot: Brand Saloon; no sign-up required, open session

Who can perform the best trick on the popular Double Kinked Tank at the Stubai Zoo? Great Horsefeathers products are the prizes winners can look forward to here.

Saturday, 22.10.2016, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm and 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm: Roxy Yoga Session

Spot: Body & Soul StuBay; sign-up on Facebook

Definitely one for the girls! Experience the perfect combination of snowboard, yoga and wellness. 15 lucky ladies can take part in the Roxy Yoga Session. A professional yoga instructor shows you how to achieve harmony between body and soul after a day’s boarding. Held on the premises of “Body & Soul” in StuBay, the programme first features a comprehensive yoga session, after which participants have the opportunity to use the sauna and spa area including bathing paradise.

Photo: Stefan Eigener

Sunday, 23.10.2016, 11.30 am: Jib the Lip by Lib Tech

Spot: Parkbase; no sign-up required

Rails, boxing, jibbing – that’s Jib the Lip by Lib Tech. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders can run riot on one of our rails. Some of the Lib Tech team riders will be there and goodies will be awarded for the best tricks.

Film premieres at the Dorfpub

Friday, 21.10.2016, 10.30 pm: “The Weather Out There Is Weather”

A showing of Think Tank’s new film “The Weather Out There Is Weather”.

Saturday, 22.10.2016, 10.30 pm: “Full Moon”

Roxy and Runaway Films present a film that allows viewers to discover the feminine side of snowboarding. This cinematic masterpiece is further evidence that women are every bit as talented as men when it comes to shredding.

Photo: Stefan Eigener

Parties

If you’re into jibbing, you’re into partying, too! This is certainly true of the 2016 Stubai Premiere. On both Friday and Saturday evening there are two opportunities to let your hair down at the familiar party venues (Dorfpub and Club Reverze) in Neustift – and the Friday evening party is completely free of charge! The following acts are lined up to perform this year:

Friday, 21.10.2016

Dorfpub: DJ ROSCORE

Club Reverze: MITTONE (Stamina Agency)

Saturday, 22.10.2016

Dorfpub: DJ SMART (Famous Deck Team / Air & Style / Street League Skateboarding)

Club Reverze: DJ ROSCORE

Check stubai-premiere.com for more.

Photo: Stefan Eigener

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