Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux 2018
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 2018 / 19 with a bang!
What a superb day to kick off the 14th Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux on Thursday! A perfectly prepared Betterpark Hintertux was ready for riders from all across Europe under blue skies. Big props to the Betterpark crew for some extra shaping hours on Wednesday afternoon after a stormy day with more fresh snow. Local hero Werni Stock says this about today: „I am obviously a regular at the event and in my opinion this was the best first day we ever had at the Opening. The park was amazing despite the lack of snow until recently. An epic crew of riders having fun and showing sick riding, what more can we ask for at the beginning of the season?“ Big smiles and good times - this sums up the Thursday at Betterpark Hintertux.
The sun welcomed riders also for the 2nd day of the Hotzone.tv Park Opening in Hintertux, the official winter season kick-off. Betterpark Hintertux was packed with international riders, among them Marko Grilc (SLO), Roope Tonteri (FIN), Rowan Coultas (UK), Leon Vockensperger (GER), Sarka Pancochova (CZE), Zillertal locals led by Werni Stock and many more. Today The "Session of the Dudes“ was held. From tech tricks to style tricks on a very high level - riders really enjoyed hitting the perfectly prepared Pro Jump. Winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon at the After Shred Session at the Hintertux parking. Today was also the first day to test the latest gear from the united snowboard industry. Test before you buy, so make sure you join us tomorrow or on Sunday!
On Friday evening at the Video Night the focus was put on 15 years Betterpark Hintertux. Wille Kaufmann and his shaper crew were honored for their outstanding work and perfect conditions in the Betterpark Hintertux with a special cake for the 15th birthday. "The kickers and obstacles in the Betterpark Hintertux are structural constructions with hand and foot, and freestyle is not appropriate here," says the park-builder. Afterwards, six films inspired the well-filled hall in the Tux Center.
At the party in the Kleine Tenne, the great start of a perfect Hotzone.tv Park Opening was duly celebrated.
The 3rd day of the Hotzone.tv Park Opening went down today, Saturday (06.10.). The clouds didn’t have an impact on the good vibes on the mountain. Kids had fun getting coached by Ästhetiker legend Steve Gruber and Marko Grilc (SLO) at the Kids Shred, while the grown-ups tried to master the „Alarmclock“ feature with their most creative tricks. The test area was busy all day long with snowboarders making best use of the opportunity to test boards from all the represented brands in Betterpark Hintertux and on the slopes.
The „After Shred Session“ entertained the crowd after the mountain with lots of fun activities while waiting for the prize-giving. Big props to the three winners from the main contest, yesterday’s „Session of the Dudes“:
Best Overall Rider: Roope Tonteri (FIN)
Best Rookie: Leon Vockensperger (GER)
Best Trick: Werni Stock (AUT)
In the evening it was party time at the Hohenhaus Tenne in Hintertux. DJ-greats like DJ Ardi, Daddys Nature, Civil Din, Symian and many more entertained the party-happy snowboarders until the early morning hours!
The Hotzone.tv Park Opening in Hintertux came to an end with another action packed day today, Sunday, despite the rain. After the big party last night, riders hit the slopes one more time for the „Transform Cash for Trix“ jib session taking place a little bit above the test area (Tuxer Fernerhaus). Lots of riders joined for the chance to win some pocket money; Fabian Fraidl (AUT) and Zoltán Strcula (CZE) were among those who stood out of the crowd.
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 2019. Or just come for the carves, the party, the free gear-testing and overall good-times. See you next year, have a great season.