With the MOREBOARDS Stubai Premiere, the snowpark on Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria, opened the doors for another winter season from October 19th to 21st 2012. With bluebird and balmy temperatures, everyone had a blast shredding, testing and celebrating all weekend long. Good times!
[You can check our version of events, along with our disco snaps, on our report of the MOREBOARDS Stubai Premiere 2012.]
From October 19th to 21st 2012, three days of action went down on Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria. Beside the brand-new hardware out of the Brandsaloon, all kinds of sun protection were at a premium this weekend. No wonder with three days of sunny skies and decent temperatures!
All three days, the brandsaloon at the Eisgrat mountain station was full to bursting and everyone was in good spirits, testing the hardware of 40 brands for free, sunbathing and chatting with friends or shredding the staircase in the DC Jib Garden. German rider Chris Boehnke took first place on the podium of the DC Jib Garden Battle on Sunday, followed by the two Slovenes Andrej Marinic and Nejc Ferjan in second and third place.
On Saturday, the Volcom Stubai Snakepit took place with thirty competing pro and amateur riders. Elias Elhardt (GER), Peter König (AUT), Denis Leontyev (RUS) and Jesse Augustinus (NED) obviously had fun on the special setup consisting of a banked slalom followed by a jib feature. Finally it was Marc Swoboda (AUT), who convinced the judges with his combination of a race-fitting slalom technique and a perfect switch backside lipslide on the down rail. Frenchman Arthur Longo became second and previous year´s winner Simon Pircher (AUT) climbed the podium in third place.
Apart from that, it has been kind of intense at MOREBOARDS Stubai Zoo all weekend long. Salomon pro rider Chris Grenier came travelling from the United States to shred the park together with the kids. A vast number of riders attended the Skullcandy Trick Sessions or the Billabong Surpize Jam and raked in some cash and prizes. It was great to see that everyone was having a good time back on snow again.
What may not be missing on a weekend like this? Exactly, the parties! The party weekend started with the Forum Warm-Up Party on Friday night. Two nights with acts like the Mando Diao DJ Team, Nasty Mondays or the Drunken Masters, were enough reason to celebrate every night until early morning. Many thanks at this point to Four Seasons Travel, who have been shuttling all artists for the shows. In the light of recent happenings, our thoughts are with our friends from Forum Snowboards. The Warm-Up Party with „#Forum“ video premiere was the shit – we live Forum forever!
The snowpark season is on, now! Situated on 3.100 metres above sea level, the MOREBOARDS Stubai Zoo has a great setup for beginners, amateurs and pros to offer. All infos about the snowpark are available on www.stubai-zoo.com.
Save the date for next year's Opening: 18.-20. October 2013!