Start the new season at the 27th Kaunertal Opening
Thu 23 August 12
From October 12th – 14th thousands of shredders will take over the small village Feichten in Kaunertal for the 27th time and welcome the new winter season 2012/13 with a big bang.
When the days are getting shorter and the mountaintops are covered in snow the anticipation for the upcoming winter is becoming extremely high. As is the case in the Snowpark Kaunertal, where the preparations for an awesome start are already in heavy progress.
The program on the mountain holds something for everyone – on Friday it’s the jibbers turn to show their skills at the rail session presented by downdays.eu on the rail directly at the glacier restaurant. The next day a prize money of USD 7.000,-- is waiting for those who rule the pro contest.
On Sunday more excitement is guaranteed when the shredders fight for the top positions in the amateur contest, which is open for all motivated riders.
Good news for all those, who don’t care much for a contest – there will be a separate contest park so the main park will be open for everyone during all 3 days and has a whole bunch of different obstacles for all riding levels to offer. Amongst others there will be 2 medium kickers that can be combined with diverse rails and boxes in one run. In the long jib line obstacles like downpipes, one straight rail, one kinked rail, one straight box and many other fun options can be used in various ways.
Numerous snowboard companies will bring their latest products to the testival at the KTO and give everyone a chance to test boards, protection and much more on all 3 days for free.
The action continues in the evenings with the newest movies from the snowboard scene and great live bands! On Friday night you can expect hand-made guitar music by Golden Reef, dirty electro-house from Austrian
AG Trio as well as sophisticated mixes from DJ Dan (Texta).
Riding inspiration for the next day will come from the ladies from Lipstick Productions and the guys from Junkies on a Budget.
Saturday night promises more parties when Yambalaya enter the stage and no other than Mono & Nikitaman take over with their raggae songs and ragga-dancehall beats. It’s the Wax Wreckaz privilege to close the night with their unique mixes of raggae, hip hop and electro. Movie-wise Legs of Steel and the Pirate Movie Productions will show their newest flick of their travels from last season.
The Kaunertal glacier team and partners are looking forward to a fulminant kick-off to the season 12/13 with the legendary
SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:
All 3 Days:
09:00 – 16:00 Back from summer riding and Open Park Session
09:00 – 16:00 Testcenter & Sideevents on the glacier car park
09:00 – 16:00 DJ Badspin spinning the wheel on the glacier car park
14.00 – 16.00 RAIL SESSION presented by downdays
20.00 – 04.00 RIDERS NIGHT, party tent Kaunertal with DJ DAN (TEXTA),?———GOLDEN REEF and AG TRIO. Movie premiers?„EUROTIC“ by Lipstic Productions and “JOB – In Space” by Junkies on a Budget
09.00 – 11.45 Training & Contest Freeski*?
11.45 – 14.30 Training & Contest Snowboard*?
14.00 – 14.45 skiing Micro-Shred*?
15.00 – 15.15 Prize-giving*
20.00 – 04.00 RIDERS NIGHT at the party tent Kaunertal with WAX WRECKAZ, ——YAMBALAYA and MONO & NIKITAMAN. Movie premiers?„HURTS SO GOOD“ by Legs of Steel and „UNIQUE8“?by Pirate Movie Production
11.00 – 14.00 Amateur Contest*?
14.30 – 14.45 Prize giving at the glacier car park*
?*……….changes in the contest program are possible – keep yourself informed!
Find more information about the program and news on:
Thu 23 August 12
The Ski and Snowboard Show today announces a series of exciting new exhibitors and activities for the annual snowsports extravaganza which marks the start of the season for Britain’s skiers and snowboarders.
Fri 24 August 12
Finland's Janne Korpi had the run of the day at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup qualifiers scoring a total of 88.6 points.
Tue 28 August 12, Cardrona, New Zealand
Japan’s Ryo Aono blitzed the men’s field with the two highest scores of the day while USA’s Kelly Clark claimed the women’s title at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup finals at Cardrona Alpine Resort, today.
Tue 28 August 12, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Last winter, Whistler Blackcomb tallied a total accumulation of 1,389 centimeters or 45.6 feet of snow.
Thu 30 August 12, Thredbo Alpine Village, Australia
The Mile High by Carlton Dry 2012 has finished with Tor Lundström (SWE) taking the men’s title and $7000 in cash and prizes. Silvia Mittermüller (GER) took out the women’s with $3000 in cash and prizes.