22 April - 5 June 2017 will see Snowpark Kaunertal go all-in on springboarding, as the annual Spring Classics schedule of sessions gets underway. If you like throwing down on a killer setup in the slush, make sure you get your asses to this...
WINTER SEASON IS OVER... NOT!
It is that time of the year again: seven weeks, eight events and one pretty damned epic snowpark setup await in Austria's Kaunertal for those who aren't ready to say goodbye to winter just yet.
While most other Euro resorts are thinking about shutting up shop and peaced out for the beach, the crew of Snowpark Kaunertal are busy shovelling snow and stacking features for the kick off of their annual Spring Classics schedule - seven weeks of goodtimes with spring conditions (and early morning pow laps aren't uncommon either - just don't tell anyone...)
This year the shapers are pulling together an unprecedented Slopestyle setup, with a Pro and Medium kicker line, and a jib line that will measure up admirably to last autumn's epic Half-Mile-Jib Line. Here, the plan it to have up to 26 back-to-back hits and peppered with pole jams, S-rails and several playful rail, box, tank and tube variants are waiting for your.
For Snowpark rookies there will be a separate Minishred zone and a fun-wave to try out.
Alongside established classics like the Snowboard Spring Break Week, there will be some new program highlights for 2017...
First up, Kaunertal are stoked to welcome the international snowboard scene to their setup as part of the ELOOA GOOD TIMES CAMP by NITRO Snowboards at the end of May. Snowboard bosses like Eero Ettala, Marcus Kleveland, Elias Elhardt, Sven Thorgren, and many more will rock the Snowpark Kaunertal together for a whole week. They'll be joined by 400 Elooa campers they will mob shred around the park, have contests, shootings, video coaching and will definitely enjoy some epic parties.
Brexit be damned, the Brits are back! The epic SNOWBOARD SPRING BREAK WEEK comes back to Kaunertal for the 11th year, and these guys will rock the Spring Classics. Epic events like a waterslide Contest, DC Hit & Run Session and Monster's Witness the Hitness will be a part of this epic week. All the sessions are publicly accessible and all the ski bums and local shredders are more then welcome.
This year for the first time the Spring Classics will be the venue for the final of the Chill & Destroy Tour – CHILL & DESTROY – FINAL SHRED. The best riders will fight for the coveted “Ring of Glory" and the incredible prize money of 1,000 USD.
Of course, Kaunertal are also keen to support the local youngsters and so one of the Oberlandtour Stops will be in the Snowpark Kaunertal. And for the second time our friends at go-shred.com will organise the GAME OF GO SHRED as part of the Spring Classics program.
For the 'Grande Finale' the organisers are promising a super "smooth" ending weekend with live bands and more. So make sure you keep this weekend free!
Good times, good lines and slushy awesomeness. See you at #SC17.