Time flies! From october 10. -12th, for the 29th time, the Kaunertal Glacier opens its doors to celebrate its snow-park season's kick off with a bombastic ski- and snowboard festival. Though the 30th anniversary of the KTO is coming closer and closer, there is no need to worry that the mother of all Tyrollean openings shows any signs of age. It will be big and it will be good.


Preparations for the 29th Kaunertal Opening are already in full swing. The annual get together of the snowboard and free-ski scene stays in the focus of the event besides a tight programme including heaps of specials, contests and sessions. The KTO is proud to announce some new additions to its traditional concept like the Adidas Jersey Jam Session on the mountain, party pre- sessions in the valley with a mini skate ramp, the legendary BBQ as well as DJ sound and a slack-line park setup next to the party tent in Feichten.


A free bus shuttle powered by VVT SmartRide makes it easy to access the Festival and the perfectly shaped open park as well as the Blue Tomato Mega Testival guarantees a fantastic early seasons experience. Needless to say, the testing of the latest free-ski and snowboard equipment is for free.


As another highlight the „school´s on glacier“ programme powered by the Raiffeisen Club Tirol can be listed. This program allows pupils to swap their classrooms with an environment of ice and snow and therefore creates a unique leaning experience.


Explosive party nights can also be expected. A mix of an international line up with artists like Cali P Live and „local heros“ like Von Seiten der Gemeinde will hold the balance between tradition and modernity. Besides that a high class mix of free-ski and snowboard movies create an remarkable Festival atmosphere. The Freeski Crew and the Postland Theory Production will celebrate their movie release debut at the KTO along with two other international movie productions. More infos to come! Find the full KTO program and the latest news on