Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn

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It’s airtime again! At Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn’s Glacier Park, the freestyle fun on kickers, rails and boxes already kicks off in autumn. From December, Austria’s biggest super-pipe as well as Central Park and Easy Park with its new, more playful set-up will provide for even more pleasure in the snow. Adding up to the action is the cooperation with Nitro Snowboards and Volcom Snowboarding, bringing lots of thrilling sessions and events to Kitzsteinhorn.

The sunny exposition, reliable snow conditions at 2,500 to 2,900 m altitude, an ideal connection to chairlifts, and the daily shaping by the motivated crew make Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn the ultimate freestyle playground in Austria. The highlight of this unique set-up is Austria’s biggest super-pipe (160 m long, 6.60 m high), which is again taken care of by “Pipe master” Alli Zehetner.

Already in autumn, beginners, intermediates and pros shred the Glacier Park at 2,900 metres up on the glacier, whereas in the winter, Central Park, Easy Park and the massive super-pipe form the centre of freestyle action at Kitzsteinhorn. At Easy Park, creative new elements will provide even more fun this winter and make the beginner’s park a big playground for freeskiers and snowboarders. The highlight feature of Central Park will be the big Pro Kicker, which will presumably be opened in late January. Railgarden Lechnerberg in the centre of Kaprun provides additional freestyle fun – the ideal location for relaxing sundown sessions. For the current set-up of the parks, please visit www.snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.at.

NITRO x Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn

Cooperation with Nitro Snowboards and Volcom Snowboarding

The successful cooperation with Nitro Snowboards and Volcom Snowboarding will be continued in the 2013/14 winter season. “We are particularly delighted that the collaboration with Nitro and Volcom will be continued”, the director of the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG, Norbert Karlsböck, said. “We all aim to get young people into snow sports. With such strong partners, we are confident to achieve this goal through our many joint activities.“

“Kitzsteinhorn takes snowboarding seriously. They listen and build what riders like“, Jan Prokes, Marketing Volcom Snowboarding, supported the cooperation. „And, with lift passes costing only 10 € every Saturday from late November to May, our choice speaks for itself!” Andreas Aurhammer, International Marketing Nitro, added: “I was looking for a destination in Europe that understands snowboarding, has highly motivated shapers and is willing to invest in their park and infrastructure for snowboarders. I found all that at Kitzsteinhorn.”

Sessions and events from November to April

Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn is the perfect venue for loads of events and sessions that will be held during this winter. Kitzsteinhorn Season Blast with action-packed side events will kick off the series of events from November 1 to 3, 2013. Highlights of the 3-day session at Glacier Park are the Nitro-Test Days, the Nitro & Volcom BBQ, the CASH FOR TRICKS and BEAT THE BEAST rail battles as well as the VOLCOM SNAKEPIT. On November 2 and 3, 2013, additionally the Good Boards Testcenter will be available at Alpincenter. From December 6 to 8, 2013, ELOOA will hold a Ride With Me Camp with Nitro pro rider Marc Swoboda (AUT). At the Youngblood Freeski Camp (December 13 to 15, 2013), freeski rookies will have the opportunity to improve their park skills. From February 28 to March 2, 2014, the ELOOA Step by Step Camp with shooting star Marcus Kleveland (NOR) will follow. The Austrian Freeski Open 2014 will be held from March 12 to 15, 2014, including many freeski stars who will also take part in the premiere of the slopestyle discipline at the Sochi Winter Olympics. During the Hangtime Freeski Camp (April 12 to 22, 2014), young freeskiers work on their riding style. At Ride The Pipe With The Legends (April 18 to 20, 2014), one of the most famous snowboarders of all time will visit Kitzsteinhorn: Terje Haakonsen (NOR). The season will end with a special surprise. In the course of the season, 3 Nitro & Volcom BBQ Sessions with free BBQ for all park riders as well as several Public Photo Shootings will be held. The dates will be published short-term on the website and Facebook page of Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.

Saturdays only 10 euros for kids and youth: The Power of Zehn
For kids and young people, a visit to the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn on Saturdays is worthwhile two ways. From November 30, 2013, to May 3, 2014, Kitzsteinhorn once again launches the The Power of Zehn” campaign: every Saturday, children and adolescents aged 6 to under 19 years old (born 1995 to 2007) can grab a day pass for only 10 euros!

 

For further information, please visit www.snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.at.

 

FACT BOX SNOWPARK KITZSTEINHORN

Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn

Main partners: Nitro Snowboards and Volcom Snowboarding
Austria’s biggest super-pipe
3 world-class snow parks located between 2,500 and 2,900 m altitude
Glacier Park on the glacier open from autumn
Easy Park for beginners and Central Park for advanced & pros
Railgarden Lechnerberg in the centre of Kaprun
NEW: fun line, a varied slope with waves, small jumps and banks near Gratbahn summit station
 

Glacier Park

Altitude: 2,900 m
Open: end of October to mid December
Set-up: 4 Lines (Easy Line, Easy Kicker Line, Jib Line, Kicker Line)
 

Easy Park

Altitude: 2,600 m
Open: early/mid December to early May
Set-up: 3 Lines (Jib Line, Easy Kicker Line, Medium Kicker Line)

Central Park

Altitude: 2,500 m
Open: Medium Line from December – Pro Line from late January/February until early May
Set-up: 3 Lines (Medium Line, Pro Line, Kicker Line)
 

Superpipe

Altitude: 2.600 m
Open: early/mid December to early May
Dimensions: 160 m long – 6.6 m high
 

Kitzsteinhorn connected

Free WiFi: base station (911 m), Alpincenter (2,450 m), summit station (3,029 m), ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro, in all restaurants of the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG, and around all central panoramic displays
www.mobile.kitzsteinhorn.at – information for your mobile phone
Automatic photo points on the panoramic platform “Top of Salzburg” (3,029 m) and in the ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro
 

Event preview 2013/14

Nov 01 - Nov 03, 2013 Kitzsteinhorn Season Blast with Nitro Test Days (Glacier Park)
Nov 02 - Nov 03, 2013 Good Boards Testcenter (Alpincenter)
Nov 06 - Nov 08, 2013 Elooa Ride With Me Camp with Marc Swoboda
Feb 28 - Mar 02, 2014 Elooa Step by Step Camp with Marcus Kleveland  
Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2014 Ride The Pipe With The Legends with Terje Haakonsen, Markus Keller, Arthur Longo
 

During the season, there will be 3 Nitro & Volcom BBQ Sessions with free BBQ for all park riders, as well as several public photo shoo