12/06/2013 | by Uli Köhler
From October 12th – 14th thousands of shredders will take over the small village Feichten in Kaunertal/Austria for the 27th time and welcome the new winter season 2012/13 with a big bang.
When the days are getting shorter and the mountaintops are covered in snow the anticipation for the upcoming winter is becoming extremely high. As is the case in the Snowpark Kaunertal, where the preparations for an awesome start are already in heavy progress.
The program on the mountain holds something for everyone – on Friday it’s the jibbers turn to show their skills at the rail session presented by downdays.eu on the rail directly at the glacier restaurant. The next day a prize money of USD 7.000,– is waiting for those who rule the pro contest …let’s see if Roy Kittler is in for a “triple” after winning the freeski contest in 2010 and 2011. On Sunday more excitement is guaranteed when the shredders fight for the top positions in the amateur contest, which is open for all motivated riders.
Good news for all those, who don’t care much for a contest – there will be a separate contest park so the main park will be open for everyone during all 3 days and has a whole bunch of different obstacles for all riding levels to offer. Amongst others there will be 2 medium kickers that can be combined with diverse rails and boxes in one run. In the long jib line obstacles like downpipes, one straight rail, one kinked rail, one straight box and many other fun options can be used in various ways.
Numerous freeski and snowboard companies will bring their latest products to the testival at the KTO and give everyone a chance to test boards, skis, poles, protection and much more on all 3 days for free. So for everyone who is not sure yet what to buy will definitely be after the KTO. So you’d better take the chance to find your perfect winter.
The action continues in the evenings with the newest movies from the freeski and snowboards scene and great live bands! On Friday night you can expect hand-made guitar music by Golden Reef, dirty electro-house from Austrian
AG Trio as well as sophisticated mixes from DJ Dan (Texta).
Riding inspiration for the next day will come from the ladies from Lipstick Productions and the guys from Junkies on a Budget.
Saturday night promises not less noise and party when Yambalaya enter the stage and no other than Mono & Nikitaman take over with their raggae songs and ragga-dancehall beats. It’s the Wax Wreckaz privilege to close the night with their unique mixes of raggae, hip hop and electro. Movie-wise Legs of Steel and the Pirate Movie Productions will show their newest flick of their travels from last season.
All 3 Days:
09:00 – 16:00 Back from summer riding and Open Park Session
09:00 – 16:00 Testcenter & Sideevents on the glacier car park
09:00 – 16:00 DJ Badspin spinning the wheel on the glacier car park
14.00 – 16.00 RAIL SESSION presented by downdays
20.00 – 04.00 RIDERS NIGHT, party tent Kaunertal with DJ DAN (TEXTA), ———GOLDEN REEF and AG TRIO. Movie premiers „EUROTIC“ by Lipstic Productions and “JOB – In Space” by Junkies on a Budget
09.00 – 11.45 Training & Contest Freeski*
11.45 – 14.30 Training & Contest Snowboard*
14.00 – 14.45 skiing Micro-Shred*
15.00 – 15.15 Prize-giving*
20.00 – 04.00 RIDERS NIGHT at the party tent Kaunertal with WAX WRECKAZ, ——YAMBALAYA and MONO & NIKITAMAN. Movie premiers „HURTS SO GOOD“ by Legs of Steel and „UNIQUE8“ by Pirate Movie Production
11.00 – 14.00 Amateur Contest*
14.30 – 14.45 Prize giving at the glacier car park*
*……….changes in the contest program are possible – keep yourself informed!