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Spring in the Park

Spring in the Park: 31st March – 15th April 2007

The Funpark Zugspitze invites freeskiers and snowboarders to take part in the big spring camp on Germany’s highest mountain, so two weeks of freestyle fun and spring sun is the agenda for this years Spring in the Park.

For two weeks, freeskiers and snowboarders will really get their money’s worth at the funpark Zugspitze.

The event will be the spring highlight with free coaching, equipment tests, special girl’s offerings and an old school contest on 7th April 2007.

They can tempt you even more to come to Germany’s hottest spot with special offers for accommodation and lift tickets.

Ladies First: The Girl’s Week

Top ski and snowboard pros of the K2 and RIDE teams will advise riders how to perfect their tricks on rails and kickers and teach of how to perform to a high standard.

At the girl’s week from 31st March to 6th April, Michelle Parker (USA) will coach the slopestyle ski girls, while Martina Tscharner (SUI), Madeline Sehrank (GER) and Alex Hlawitschka (GER) will be taking care of the female snowboarders.

Additionally, from 2nd – 6th April, a female fitness trainer will do some stretching with the riders to help them warm up – something that not many riders do regularly.

On Thursday evening on 5th April, the girls can meet up at and chill at the Get Together at Lodge Music bar near Hausberg.

Don’t forget – the boys are also welcome at the funpark during this first week of SPRING IN THE PARK.

Coaching and photo download

From 8th – 15th April, K2 team rider Andreas Mone Monsberger (AUT) and RIDE pro Reto Kestenholz (SUI) will coach the male snowboarders and K2 rider Daniel Schiebl (GER) will look after the male freeskiers.

The camp is particularly embracing beginners this year – a new Easy Park near the Relax and Test area is waiting for them and our set up is even better than last year!

A professional photographer will be taking pictures of all the participants. They can download high resolution pictures of their airs and railslides free from websites www.zugspitze.de and www.snowparkguide.com.

Free Tests and Old School contest

Over both weeks, participants can lend out and test the newest ski and snowboard equipment for free at K2 and RIDE booths – plus you can even get your hands on the brand new 2007/08 material!

An old school contest will take place on the 2nd weekend on 7th April. Inscription will happen at the Relax and Test area and there will be prizes for the best outfit, best trick and best overall winner. The judges, the pros of K2 and RIDE teams, will be looking out for old school tricks like handplants and rocket airs but will also be welcoming a mix of old and new moves.

Also up for grabs are 8 twin tickets for Zugspitze as well as prizes by K2, RIDE and Planet Earth.

Sleep and Ride offers

The Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG together with Garmisch-Pertenkirchen and Grainau offers special ‘sleep and ride’ opportunities for all participants from 31st March – 15th April. These include 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 overnight stays including breakfast, ski passes and resort tax on visitors. Offers are available in various categories, for example, a youth up to 20 years pays just 95 Euros for two nights in Garnusch-Partenkirche and three nights in Grainau is just 115 Euros.

For more information and booking requirements, please see www.garmisch-partenkirchen.de and www.grainau.de

All news and information on SPRING IN THE PARK is displayed on www.snowparkguide.com and www.zugspitze.de


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