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.

Start the new season at the 27th Kaunertal Opening

Start the new season at the 27th Kaunertal Opening © Kaunertal

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 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

Kaunertal Opening!


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

FRIDAY, 12.10.2012

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

SATURDAY, 13.10.2012

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

SUNDAY, 14.10.2012

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!


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