The European winter is just around the corner and as ever The Hotzone.tv Hintertux Opening is the place to celebrate, kicking off on the 1st-4th October.
Currently snow conditions on Hintertux have been good and there should be an ice free experience for those that venture to Tux for the opening. For the 16th time snowboarders from all over Europe will congregate to celebrate the new season from October 1st – 4th, 2020, in the Tux valley.
Traditionally the Hotzone.tv Park Opening in Hintertux is the first event for the European winter. Due to the nuisance that is Covid-19 this year’s event focus will be on the mountain. The Betterpark team have been up at Hintertux glacier and built an insanely good park, which has already been sessioned by some of the local pros when it opened last weekend. For the Opening-weekend early October Tux-local and snowboard pro Werni Stock is inviting snowboarders to join the „Werni Stock Invitational“. A Big Air Session on the big jump for invited pro riders, but also amateurs, who want to participate. The Metal Battle Rail Contest hosted by SANE! Snowboarding, which celebrated a successful premiere last year in the valley, will take place on the mountain this year, in view from Tuxer Fernerhaus. Additionally the snowboard-industry will be present with the latest test material. Just in time for the Opening-weekend, also Snowcard owners will be happy, as the season pass is valid from October 1st onwards.
The Video Night is happening at the Tux-Center like every year. Obviously organizers will pay attention in terms of seating to guarantee a minimum distance for a worry-free premiere evening. Bars are open in Tux and Hintertux according to Covid-19 official requirements.
As mentioned above, organizers are implementing all official Covid-19 requirements to make sure the weekend is safe and carefree for everyone involved. It is important though that every visitor is also taking over self-responsibility and contributing. Solidarity and paying an eye to current measures will make it a relaxed winter kick-off. Schedule changes are possible, depending on potential new official requirements.