When: Sun 20th of January 2008
Where: Silian, Austria
On January 20th the Snowpark Tour paid a visit to the small mountain town of Silian located in eastern Tirol, where upcoming talents could show off their skills and fight it out for precious starting spots for the Park Team Battle which will be held at the last tour stop on the Kitzsteinhorn from the 15th till the 16th of March.
The riders were presented with nearly optimal riding conditions as the sky was cloudless with a just a little bit of wind. The Y-Park was shaped and ready to take a 2 hour Jam Session, where riders were able to take up as many as 5 runs. The riding level was high and anything from Bs 9's to Fs 7's to Cab 5's were being performed by the hungry rippers looking to prove themselves and gain media interest and exposure. In the end the first place was shared by local hometown hero Simon Heinrich and Dominik Weghaupt from lower Austria. The Finnish Niklas Holsten managed to squeeze into 3rd place before yet another Austrian, Tom Wagner, who took 4th. These four riders won themselves some Quicksilver, Rossignol and Roxy Goodies aswell as the much wanted starting spots for the Team Battle on the Kitzsteinhorn. The 25 year old local heroine Daniela Bodner proved that it is never too late and took home 1st place in the ladies competition, making the Austrians proud. The juniors competition witnessed the 8 year old grom Luca Ebner take home the victory, which once again gives hope for the future. He is only 8 years old for Christ's sake!
The Tour is moving on to Lech next weekend where yet another comp of the tour will go down. A little treat at the Lech tour stop is a wildcard for the TTR 5 Star Ästhetiker Wängl Tängl Jam event in Mayrhofen. So to all interested go there, sign up and go shred. Who knows maybe you'll be hitting up the Penken Park pro line before you know it!
1. Simon Heinrich (AUT) 1. Dominik Weghaupt (AUT) 3. Niklas Holsten (FIN)
1. Daniela Bodner (AUT)
1. Luca Ebner (AUT)
1. Viktoria Mühlmann
12./13. January 2008 Engadin St. Moritz (SUI) 19./20. January 2008 Sillian (AUT) 26./27. January 2008 Lech am Arlberg (AUT) 02./03. February 2008 Adelboden (SUI) 05./06. February 2008 Zugspitze/Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) 09./10. February 2008 Flumserberg (SUI) 23./24. February 2008 Flachauwinkl (AUT) 01./02. March 2008 Saas Fee (SUI) 08./09. March 2008 Fellhorn/Oberstdorf (GER) 14. March 2008 Kitzsteinhorn/Kaprun (AUT) (Tourstopp) 15./16. March 2008 Finals Kitzsteinhorn/Kaprun (AUT) Afterparty at the Burg Kaprun.
For more info go check out the snowpark tour website.