04/03/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Spring camp at Terrain Park Zugspitze from March 27th to April 11th.
It’s springtime again at the Terrain Park Zugspitze! Once again, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 offers the whole works for all park riders and for those who want to become one! For the first time, the spring camp on Germany’s highest mountain will also offer a special Kids Coaching in a park area that is specially prepared for the youngsters. Additionally, there will be a free coaching for all freeskiers and snowboarders, a rookie contest and photo sessions at the Terrain Park Zugspitze.
At SPRING IN THE PARK 2010, which is taking place from March 27th to April 11th 2010, participants can also borrow the most up-to-date hardware from K2 and RIDE at the test centre – the latest boards will actually also be available for the kids! The RIDE Bigairbag, where riders can study new tricks without risk, promises to become another highlight at the Easter weekend.
At SPRING IN THE PARK 2010, once again snowboarders and freeskiers can get useful pro tips for a better finish of their spins and slides for two weeks. Karl Killer and his shaper crew will daily care for the perfectly prepared kickers and rails at the Terrain Park Zugspitze. Many pros have confirmed to come as coaches: the snowboarders look forward to RIDE pros Manuel Tapal (GER) and Jens Kretschmer (GER) as well as K2 riders Julia Baumgartner (AUT), Colin Frei (SUI), Mone Monsberger (AUT) and Sebi Schmitz (GER).
New: Kids Coaching for the freestyle offspring!
For the first time, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 offers access for the freestyle offspring with a special Kids Coaching. In an extra Kids Park, the kids can establish a basis for their freestyle tricks on skis and snowboards and – under professional supervision – make their first attempts on the adequately adjusted ground waves, mini kickers and easy rails. The Kids Coaching will start daily at 11 o’clock.
On the Easter weekend, another highlight is waiting for all riders: from Saturday, April 3rd to Monday, April 5th the RIDE Bigairbag will be available at the Terrain Park Zugspitze. Here, riders can test their tricks without risk: the giant air bag will be set up below a kicker and absorb every landing, as soft as butter.
Free equipment test and photo download
During the whole time of SPRING IN THE PARK 2010, free top equipment is available for the riders to test: at the K2, LINE and RIDE test stand they can already borrow the latest ski and snowboard equipment of the season 2010/11. The latest equipment will also be available for the kids here – to make sure that all participants can catch up on the hardware of next winter.
The popular photo sessions will also take place this year again: during both camp weeks, a professional photographer will take photos of the participants. Then, they can download the best pictures of their tricks on rails and kickers from the website www.zugspitze.de and print them at home free in high definition.
Rookie Contest with many super prizes
At the concluding Rookie Contest on Saturday, April 10th 2010, every non-sponsored rider is allowed to take part. This contest is held as an easy jam session, almost without competition stress. The riders can show what they have learned in two weeks of coaching at SPRING IN THE PARK. The riders with the best overall impression on the rails and kickers at the Terrain Park Zugspitze will win. The best male and female free skier will each get a ski set from K2 Skis, the best male and female snowboarder a snowboard set from K2 Snowboarding. Additionally, there will be many further prizes to win for all the participants.
Of course, SPRING IN THE PARK 2010 is offering entertainment also in the evening – with first-class parties in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Such as the K2 party – in cooperation with the “may day” video contest from freeskiers.net –, which will take place on Saturday, April 3rd 2010 at the Hausberg Lodge. The winners will be invited to the Zugspitze for the last SPRING IN THE PARK weekend.
For further information on SPRING IN THE PARK please visit www.zugspitze.de