QParks Tour Big Finals at Dachstein Glacier

When: 7-8 May 2011

Where: Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein

All season we posted everything about the QParks Tour, a great opportunity to gather some contest experience, shred with your buddies, and – most of all – ride in outstanding parks across the Alps. This is now the announcement for the big QParks Tour finals this coming weekend. Don’t miss it!

After 10 great contests, it’s all or nothing now at the big QParks Tour Finals in the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein! Next to scores of goodies from the sponsors , the riders will battle against each other for a massive prize money of altogether EUR 10.000,-! Look forward to a thrilling head-to-head competition, sick parties and heaps of freestyle action!

Let’s take a look back at late autumn 2010 when the first QParks Tour in the history of freestyle was rung in with the legendary Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein. Since then, everything went fast and the QParks Event Department was able to develop and implement almost overnight a series of events which enthused snowboarders from the scene.
The concept was easy: anyone can take part, everyone get’s a chance. And eventually the time has come: after 10 great contests in some of the best terrain parks of Europe, we are eagerly looking forward to the climax of the QParks Tour on the Dachstein. On May 7th and 8th, the best 50 riders of the Tour ranking will compete against each other in head to head runs. It’s hard to tell how it’s going to end, but one thing can be said for sure: this year the freestyle circus will be enriched with a blasting event at the season’s end!

The contest format of the QParks Tour Finals will be unique and hard to beat in terms of thrill. The 50 best snowboarders of the tour, along with selected wild-card starters will compete against each other in knock-out mode. On Saturday, the 7th of May 2011, it’s the snowboarders turn, and the day after, on the 8th of May, the freeskiers will rock the contest. Eat or die – right from the beginning the riders will have to win through in two runs against their rivals and convince the judges, otherwise it’s already time for them to pack and go home! Those who make it into the final, will not only battle for the contest victory, but of course for the last important points of the overall QParks Tour ranking.

There is also still the chance to win a two weeks all inclusive Bali Camp trip at the online riders voting on More info on that you can find here.

The list with the riders who qualified for the Finals you can find online at

In the park. On a rail. Photo: Flo Galler.

It’s now or never!
Concerning the points, the finale will drive up the thrill, as the points available will be tripled. This means that the results so far can be tossed upside down and the chance for the tour victory is open in almost all categories! Here again the available points for the rankings in detail:

1st place: 90 points 6th place: 30 points
2nd place: 75 points 7th place: 24 points
3rd place: 60 points 8th place: 18 points
4th place: 42 points 9th place: 12 points
5th place: 36 points 10th place: 6 points

Is that an inflatable Facebook logo?! Photo: Simon Vanhal.

The prize is right!
What would the QParks Tour Finals be without awesome prizes? On the day of the finale, the riders will battle against each other for altogether EUR 3.000,-. The tour victory is worth EUR 7.000,- in cash as well as heaps of prizes from the sponsors Horsefeathers, Blue Tomato, adidas eyewear, Balicamp, Red Bull and QParks.

Best Trick: additionally the best trick will be awarded EUR 200,- by Playboard.

The park. Photo: Simon Valhal

Rookies watch out: the winners of the rookies’ snowboard competition will win the Red Bull SimplyAll mobile phone contract for one year including a Red Bull MOBILE phone Motorola Defy. Moreover, the winner of the snowboard rookies can be looking forward to an exclusive ticket for the Stylesession as well as an Interview in the Playboard mag.

After all the freestyle action, starting at 3:00pm on both, Saturday and Sunday, everyone is invited to join the BBQ session in the Freizeitpark Ramsau Beach where also the prize giving ceremony will take place.

This isn't really a very telling photo, but it is quite nice. Photo: Paco

Of course the big Dachstein Opening will be celebrated with awesome parties in the infamous nightlife of Schladming. On Saturday the 7th of April, the Horsefeathers Party in the Cult Club will rock the house with hot DJ tunes. The party weekend continues then on Sunday, April the 8th, after the big freeski finale at the adidas eyewear party in the Friends Bar!

Further details you can find on, or on the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein Facebook fanpage.

This is what the snowboard action could look like. Convinced? Photo: Paco


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