Europe’s most popular snowpark opening celebrates its tenth anniversary – and you are invited! All shred heads that don’t want to wait any longer can strap their boards on once again.

You don’t need to bring any gifts for the opening mascot Gockel (rooster). Instead, pack your friends, your boards and good vibes. The Gockel will make sure of everything else: a perfectly shaped Betterpark Hintertux, free test gear from the most interesting snowboard brands, various shred sessions, BBQ, Pirates video premiere, a lot of parties, and much more!

Rider: Roope Tonteri Photo: Christian Eberl

About three weeks prior to the Opening anniversary all signs bode well: Thanks to the cool summer and the high precipitation the snow conditions on the Hintertux Glacier are ideal. In fact, a couple of obstacles of the Betterpark Hintertux are already rideable.

But first things first: Let’s begin with the on-mountain Opening activities. On Friday, 3 October, the latest snowboard gear can already be tested for free. And to kick the birthday celebrations off, a new surprise obstacle will be sessioned during the “Alarm Clock Session". On Saturday, 4 October, the traditional Hotzone.tv Session of the Dudes will take place on the large kicker line. On Sunday, the last day of the opening, youngsters can score their first snowboard photo at the Pleasure Kids Shoot and all AMs and pros can earn some euros riding the “Cash for Trix" session. Board test, BBQ and a Betterpark open for everyone are a given on all three days.

Rider: Werni Stock Photo: Christian Eberl

On Saturday afternoon the Gockel invited everyone to the After Shred Session at the Hintertux parking lot. Kick back while taking part in the Big Bag Jump Bomb Drop Session, skating the mini ramp or downing a few drinks in the sunset.

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When it’s the Gockel’s birthday, things will get boozy: The heavy party program begins already on Thursday, 2 October, at the PapperlaPUB in Hintertux. On Friday you can choose from three different parties after the Pirates Video Premiere: the CAPITA Party at the Gletscherspalte bar including the video premiere of CAPITA‘s „Stay Bad Ass“, the SHRED Warm Up Party at the Kleine Tenne bar, and the Pirates Party at the Bergfriedalm. However, the official anniversary party will go down on Saturday at the Hohenhaus Tenne Hintertux. While the international DJ line-up is yet to be announced, there will definitely be a big tent and an extra large stage installed to make room for all birthday guests.

The Gockel is looking forward to your presence at the birthday party!

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