[UPDATE – Check the video highlights of the action that went down over the weekend above.]
Last weekend marked the last big Austrian glacier opening of the season and although the snow gods have slept this one through, that didn’t stop the epic-ness from happening anyways.
For a while there it almost seemed hopelessly snowless, but the guys over at Stubai and Schneestern have kicked nature in the balls and set up a park, that admittedly couldn’t hold up with the regular park when it comes to size, but as we all know: size doesn’t matter and a little hiking is good for your health. Plenty of reasons for the Onboard office to leave behind the Indian Summer in Munich and hit the road to Tirol.
Friday was mostly cloudy but that didn’t stop the die-hard shredding community from going up to enjoy that awesome shit called nature and get back on their snowboards for their first laps of the season. The Mini Shred consisted of eight features set up by Schneestern right by the Eisgrat, which turned into the riding, meeting and hanging out spot for the weekend. The Skullcandy Trick Session was a perfect way to kick off the event and get people into the mood.
Countless brands have set up their tents stuffed with fresh new 2014/15 gear to test at the Brandsaloon and judging from the happy faces, the testers were pleased to say the least. To round it all off a DJ played some fine tunes in the Chill Area and BBQ was served to fill hungry shred-bellies. International pros like Kas Lemmens, Len Jorgensen and Mario Käppeli hiked the features alongside the ams, everyone was pushing each other and high fives were flying around.
Come nighttime, the parties at the Dorf Pub, Scala Club and Freizeitzentrum had the crowd going and saw loads of beer, music and unspeakable things that are all very blurry in our memories but were for sure accentuated by some heavy beats from the Drunken Masters and Die Boys (Deichkind).