Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux 2017
Let‘s start into the winter freestyle season!
Blue Skies, a perfectly shaped snow park and the best boards by the hottest snowboard brands available for free test-rides - Hintertux Glacier and hotzone.tv open the winter season of 2017 / 18 with a bang!
First things first: The Betterpark Hintertux is a pristine piece of snow and rail architecture! Already on Thursday there have been perfect condititons and a wonderful weather. In the Betterpark Hintertux, all shredders are fully satisfied. Despite all the pro-athleticism, core-shreds with a taste for the creative side of snowboarding rather than big points, showed their idea of radical while pursuing extensive trick battles on the medium line, in the rail garden and on the camel-back jib-section section, which was marking the closing meters of the Betterpark Hintertux run. Good on you snowboarding!
Early bird riders were rewarded with a great official start to their snowboard season: blazing sun shine on the Hintertux glacier and the perfectly shape Betterpark Hintertux. And the even first clouds coming in around 10am didn’t stop die hart riders like Tom Tramnitz, Werni Stock, Alex Walch and Fabian Fraidl from rocking the Alarm Clock Battle.
The test area was quite busy as well and welcomed the fresh snow falling in the afternoon. The excellent conditions on the slopes made up for partially not the best visibility.
For saturday the weather forecast is promising exactly the opposite: Saturday will start a bit cloudy in the early morning but then turns to sunshine before lunch time!!
Thanks to the hard work of the crowd at last night's Absinthe TurboDojo premiere and packed party in Tux's "Kleine Tenne" bar, the second day of the Hotzone Hintertux Opening was successfully drunk blue - the weather forcast had looked mixed, but perfect conditions greeted riders who rocked up to rip the wallrides at the Alarm Clock Battle.
Two wallrides straddled the Alarm Clock of Power and it wasn't long before the bells were ringing loud. Standouts from the session were local hero Werni Stock' sick eggplants and backflip over the whole damn thing, Fabian Fraidl's handplant transfer, and Roli Tschoder1's fastplants and wall-to-wall transfers. Special shoutout to camera gentleman Theo Acworth who'd never ridden a wallride before but was throwing sick layback slashes right up there. Shaka!
Sadly after this the wind picked up, meaning the Session of the Dudes on the kicker line was a more muted affair, but Zillertal crown prince Werni ain't one to let wind spoil the party and was lapping like a badman stamping his trademarked style on some wind-assisted back 7s.
Conditions further down were perfect, meaning the test centre was popping, giving heaps of people the chance to test all the new snowboard gear. And when time was called on the hill, everyone gathered at the lift station in the valley for some Go-Shred grilling, beer pong, tunes and pump track sessioning.
The hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux is in the books. Get your shred on now and train your tricks so you can raise the bar in 2018. Or just come for the carves, the party, the free gear-testing and overall good-times. See you next year, have a great season.