07/07/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Finally the waiting for the Dachstein Summer Opening 2010 is over…
After unexpected complications during the rope revision of the Bergbahnen Dachstein caused a delay of two weeks, the last days of waiting have now arrived and we are already packing our stuff to head towards eternal winter on the Dachstein glacier. The extension of freestyle winter will be celebrated on the 12th of June 2010 at a height of 2700 meters in the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein – with a host of happenings and parties to look forward to!
New season, new obstacles
In the course of the last months, the QParks park designers thought of further innovations for the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein and expanded the setup by some new rails and boxes. The crew around park designer Andi Röck has been working on the preparation of the park area and the installation of obstacles for weeks now, in order to provide a perfect setup for the opening right in time. Andi says: “The medium line is on the left handside, the big kickers of about 17m are standing in the middle and alongside the lift, the rail line is situated! Of course there’s the new 4 rails’ – line for intermediates and pros and a couple of nice, new boxes. At the right side there’s the other line with about 12 obstacles! As every summer, you can expect a posh park, familiar faces, good friends, sick sessions and hopefully bright sunshine!”
Ride and roar on the Styrian ‘rock’
The summer-shred sessions are introduced appropriately with an awesome event program. The definite highlight of the day will be the Ride and Roar Rail Jam Session that invites snowboarders to present their best tricks in front of the freestyle community. Riders are separated into 4 subcategories such as best men, best girl, best rookie and hardest bail. All participants can freely choose one of the rails and then the jam will start at 11 o’clock! It’s as simple as it sounds, the only thing to do is riding the rail in your best possible way so you can make sure to get the loudest roars! So everyone is contest rider and judge at the same time, as your roar counts as vote for the best trick!
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Do you want more?
All winners of the railsession can look forward to brand-new goodies from the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein sponsors Horsefeathers, Adidas Eyewear and Blue Tomato. Furthermore, Horsefeathers provides a special goodie for the crazy ones of you who dare to post the craziest outfit on facebook and arrive at the chill-area dressed up in oldschool clothes. As the Rags to Riches Oldschool Campaign has been called out for the opening, fancy and colourful outfits are expected at the Dachstein glacier and the ones showing up in 80s style will win even more attractive prizes like hoodies, pants, gloves, t-shirts and many more. The two most outstanding outfits (1 guy, 1 girl) become the lucky winners of a complete new winter outwear sponsored by Horsefeathers.
Besides, you can leave your lunch packages at home as there will be delicious snacks at the chill-area of the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein at your service.
The best answer comes from one who knows the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein like the back of his hand – park designer Andi Röck:
“Because simply nice people from everywhere with different backgrounds meet at the Dachstein with one thing in common: the pleasure of riding. At the summer-shredding, strangers become acquaintances and acquaintances become friends.”
The grand Dachstein Summer Opening will of course be accompanied by some rough parties in the famous Schladming nightlife! Already on Friday the 11th of June, the partyfolk will be able to get in the right mood for the big next day at the Warm-Up Party in the Friends-Bar in Schladming at the hot tunes of Austria Connect. On Saturday the dancefloor of the CULT CLUB Schladming will crack from 10pm on under the weight of the partycrowd at the Spring-Shred Opening Party with DJ sounds by Defneetiv!
So what are you waiting for? Just a couple more days until we’ll ride and roar together at the Horsefeathers Superpark Dachstein! Get reaaady!