03/05/2010 | by Uli Köhler
So your snowboard day count is still smaller than that of your shred buddies. Tough luck, most European resorts are about to close for summer, and the locals alrady roll out their skateboard or BMX. But no worries, if you want to get some additional riding days it is time to hit the glaciers. Take for example Kitzsteinhorn’s Mellow Park. It currently offers great conditions for snowboarders. And we’re not just talking snow – the Central Park (now located up on the glacier) features 26 obstacles, the Easy Park another 16 elements, and the cherry on top is a 120 meter halfpipe with 5.5 meter walls. The halfpipe will be good for another two weeks while the rest of the park should be available until end of May.
Additionally, two fine events promise pure spring riding pleasure: at the finals of the Völkl Snowpark Rally on the 18th of April 2010, a public BagJump Session will take place. This will give riders the much sought-after opportunity to improve their skills at a lower risk. And Ride’n’Roll on May 1 and 2, 2010 will not only offer the rare combination of a halfpipe contest and a parallel GS but also a big party at Kaprun castle.
A real treat awaits snowboarders at the Kitzsteinhorn from May 16 to 18: at the snowboard finals of the Völkl Snowboard Rally 2010, the finalists of this winter’s online photo contest will accomplish their mission to shoot the raddest picture of the winter. I guess we already mentioned the BagJump in theCentral Park? All riders are welcome to make use of the giant air cushion at the Public BagJump Session on Sunday, April 18, from 12 to 2 pm. Coaches will assist the riders and the Völkl pros will demonstrate what mad shit you can pull off on this training tool.
On May 1 and 2, 2010, Ride’n’Roll 2010 once again offers thrills and action at the half-pipe and a parallel GS. On Saturday, the 1st of May, a halfpipe contest will celebrate the season’s end in – yeah, you’ve guessed it – the halfpipe. In the evening, the Ride’n’Roll Burgparty at the Castle Kaprun will be held on three floors with an after-hour party and live appearances by Die Vamummtn, Paraminds and Drama & Stern. But whatever the DJs are called: It is going to be sick as shit! On Sunday, the parallel GS will round up the weekend at the Kitzsteinhorn. This leaves us a little questionmarky, but it seems to be a fun thing nonetheless.
More information on www.snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.at.