Wake up, wake up!! – Time to wake up from your summer sleep! Autumn is knocking at your skullcap and that means it is Opening time! The first Snowboard Park Opening of the season will already take place at the beginning of October from the 2nd to the 4th in Hintertux. It features a lot of specials to celebrate its 5th anniversary!
Betterpark Hintertux in perfect shape, Free Snowboard Test of the best brands, Shredding without waiting lines, chilled BBQ at the Fernerhaus, Opening Warm Up Party in Tux and a wicked Opening Night in Hintertux. – These are the awesome standards of the hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux as regular visitors of the opening know it and love it. As hotzone.tv is the online Snowboard Pro Shop and as the hotzone crew know what shredders like, they have some more extras for the 5th Opening: A Minishred Rail Line just in front of the Fernerhaus – depending on the snow conditions – and the event will get cooking at the Bomb Drop Session at the parking of the glacier on Saturday afternoon. Was that is? Everyone can jump from a tower crane into the „Original Bag Jump”, from a height of 5 to 20 meters with or without a snowboard under your feet. And don´t forget the one hour Session of the Dudes on Saturday morning in the Betterpark. SB Pros and top Ams will have a riding session for glory, honour and to win the famous golden Opening alarm clock. This mention will be awarded at the Opening Night in the Hohenhaus Tenne in Hintertux. At the same time the world Premiere of the hotzone.tv Team Movie will take place featuring the ultimate sound line-up: At the decks will be the DJs MORTAL KOMBAT, RUFFLOW as well as STEREOPHONIX and on the mic will be SIMPLE (SOULID KOLLECTIVE) and DEMOGRAFFICS (BAVARIAN GLADIATORS). The UK Reggae star YT will be the special guest of the night. Once again, the Hintertux Opening has something for everybody and is the start of the season for dedicated shreadheadz! – This can be substantiated with the quotes from those who had been there many times….
Meanwhile, the start of the season in Hintertux has become a regular for about 1,000 shredders. It is understood that snowboard VIPs, media representatives and pros are amongst them. We have asked some of the regular guests to put their impressions of the Opening in words:
Marko Feichtner (AUT), Snowboard Pro
I have not missed a single one of the Hintertux Openings. It just is my personal start of the season not least because I always meet many of my shred friends and can make my first powder turns.
Fenky, the Seeker Snowboard Shop, Mayrhofen
We set up the Opening because we want that snowboarders have fun on the mountain again. That is why the contests are not the priority. We have an award ceremony for the best rider at the end of the day but it is mostly about the fun. Thanks to Wille Kaufmann we managed to have a perfectly prepared park without an icy landing on the glacier. And it is accessible for everyone and not only for a handful of pros. In the evening we have a party where the locals are well presented in the Hotzone Movie. I am already looking forward to it!
Stefan Gimpl (AUT), Snowboard Pro
The kicker line in front of the Olperer motivates me every year when I go snowboarding for the first time after the summer brake. These are the moments when I can feel how awesome snowboarding actually is.
Werni Stock (AUT), Snowboard Pro
I have joined the Opening in Hintertux 4 times. It has always been soooo SICK!!! The Opening is just the best to start the season. You do not have to feel stressed out because of a contest. You just shred all day and have a lot of fun. And in the end you may win the the Best Trick, Most Impressive Rider, Best Style… award. And don´t forget the unbelievably cool parties. Just awesome! The video premieres from Hot-Zone and Absinthe make the evening just perfect. I could write about it for days. Just come to Hintertux and join the event. You will not regret it!
Michal Ligocki (AUT), Snowboard Pro
The Hintertux opening is a very good opportunity to start the snowboard season. The snow park is always well prepared and the parties are awesome! The atmosphere is very friendly and there is no stress at all. It is a good occasion to do old tricks and try some new ones as well. If the weather is good, it is the place to be!
Helge Zirkl (GER), Chief Editor Playboard Magazin
I have been 4 times at the Opening in Hintertux. What I like most about it? – Nice atmosphere, a very good park, well prepared slopes and the people disperse better in the resort compared to other glacier openings. I can only recommend to going to the hotzone Opening and I will surely be there too.
Wolle Nyvelt (AUT), Snowboard Pro
For me this Opening is the most relaxed one because it is right in front of my house. The park is really sick most of the time and it is fun to see so many motivated riders on the mountain. Everyone is hungry for airtime during the day and they crave a beer in the evening. You just have to beware of Fänky and his „Welcome Schnaps” at the party!
– HARDFACTS ((SHORT REPORT))
HOTZONE.TV PARK OPENING HINTERTUX
Friday to Sunday, October 2-4, 2009
Hintertux Glacier – daily, Friday – Sunday:
Betterpark – open for everybody!
Free snowboard test (bring ID!) Brands: Ästhetiker, Bataleon, Burton, DC, Forum, Gnu, K2, Lib Tech, Nitro, Oakley, Ride, Rome, Salomon, Stepchild, Slytech, Technine and Völkl
Minishred Rail Line
BBQ at Fernerhaus
Friday: opening warm up party in Tux
Saturday: Opening Night presented by insider/ the seeker/ hotzone.tv – Hohenhaus Tenne/ Hintertux
With Session of the Dude Award Ceremony and hotzone.tv Team Movie World Premiere
MORTAL KOMBAT (REGGAE/ DANCEHALL/ SOCA/ MASH UP)
DJ RUFFLOW (RGBG/ HIP HOP)
STEREOPHONIX (ALTERNATIV/ HIP HOP/ FUNK/ MASH UP)
SIMPLE (SOULID KOLLECTIVE)
DEMOGRAFFICS (BAVARIAN GLADIATORS)
YT (REGGAE & DANCEHALL STRAIGHT OUTTA BRITAIN)
10:30h to 11:30h – Betterpark: “Session of the Dudes” – best trick pro session at Betterpark, Hintertux
14:00h to 18:00h – Hintertux parking: „Original Bag Jump” – bomb drop session