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Spring in the Park 2009

Down in the valley, the spring flowers will already flourish when snowboarders will once again put the pedal to the metal up there on Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze.

At SPRING IN THE PARK from the 4th to the 19th of April 2009, they will show their moves and tricks on the kickers and rails of the Terrain Park Zugspitze and improve their skills at the free coaching sessions.

Special offers for girls, equipment tests, photo shootings and the “Win the full PRO Package” contest on the 18th of April 2008 make this spring camp sponsored by K2 SNOWBOARDING and RIDE SNOWBOARDS the springtime highlight at Zugspitze. Apart from international coaches, Zugspitze local Xaver Hoffmann will be on site as a supervisor.

Free Coaching for everyone

At the daily coaching sessions, top snowboard pros of the K2 and RIDE teams will advise riders how to perfectly execute their tricks on rails and kickers. The first week is all about the girls: at the coaching with the pro riders of the K2 Women Alliance Team, they will stay among themselves in small groups to encourage the learning effect. Ursina Haller (SUI), Maike Haller (GER) and Julia Baumgartner (AUT) will take care of the female riders during the girls’ week. In addition, the female participants should look forward to a Welcome Package and many more special features.

For sure though, the boys are also welcome at the park for this first week of SPRING IN THE PARK. At the second week from the 12th to the 19th of April, the coaching is open to all who are willing to learn and take themselves to the next level. The snowboarders will be coached by K2 pros Andreas “Mone“ Monsberger (AUT), Colin Frei (SUI), Sebi Schmitz (GER), Alex Pfeffer (GER), Marcel Dextor (GER) as well as RIDE team riders Manuel Tapal (GER) and Jenz Kretschmer (GER). During the whole camp, Germany’s best-known freestyle snowboarder Xaver Hoffmann will be at place as a supervisor. Parties will again take place at the well-proven Lodge am Hausberg at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Free tests and photo download

Through both weeks of SPRING IN THE PARK, Karl Killer and his shaping crew will groom the Terrain Park daily and keep it in a perfect condition. The participants will also have the opportunity to test the newest K2 and RIDE snowboard equipment for free: at the test booth, they will already find the tools of the upcoming 2009/10 season!
During both weeks, a pro photographer will take pictures of the participants. Later, they will have the opportunity to download the pix of their jumps and rail moves from zugspitze.de.

“Win the full PRO Package” contest

On Saturday, the 18th of April, the “Win the full PRO Package” contest at the Terrain Park will top off the 5th SPRING IN THE PARK spring camp. At this jam session, they will have the chance to show what they have learnt at the two weeks of SPRING IN THE PARK. The judges will look for the overall impression. The best female and the best male snowboarders will win a snowboard each. In addition, all winners will get a private coaching session with a K2 or RIDE pro to learn the tricks of the pros and anything else you need to know if you want to become a pro yourself.

For more information on SPRING IN THE PARK go to zugspitze.de


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