This past spring, Kaunertal Glacier was one of the only resorts to open its slopes for two weeks, to demonstrate a new safety concept developed for glacier skiing in Covid times. Now the opening of the legendary Snowpark Kaunertal is this weekend. Here the measures are expanded with a people guidance system, two large and expanded testival areas and a sign campaign asking for personal responsibility. If everyone follows the rules, wears a mask in the gondolas and test areas then we can enjoy a great weekend in the snow.
Snowpark Kaunertal, bigger than ever before.
This weekend, the park set up will be similar to the spring set up. With the natural snow reserves from the closed spring available added to a god september dump, the park shapers were able to start building this lengthy park from September onwards, to ensure perfect conditions for the opening. The park will feature an upper section with a kicker x rail combo and similar to the spring, extends over a middle section down to the 2nd section aka “half-mile-jib-line!”. In total, the park offers endless possibilities for everyone over 2km. The park map has been available online on the Snowpark website for a few days but even better would be to come and ride it yourself.
Free testival on an extended area and a new accreditation system in advance
This year, anyone who wants to test the latest material from over 30 brands can print the registration form at home for the first time on the Snowpark Kaunertal website. This reduces the hassle of queuing for accreditation and contributes to a secure, almost contact-free rental process.
5 Sessions at the Jib ́n ́Skate Playground
This year the focus is mainly on riding the park together. The terrace setup aka Jib’n’Skate Playground will also be rebuilt this year for the first time between Friday and Saturday. The SANE CREW! OPENING Session will feature an exclusive setup that will please everyone. On Saturday, the Desperados Heavy Metal Rail Jam will be followed by heavy heavy metal with great prizes and Desperados vouchers. Sunday is all about girls with a shred unit coaching session and a Rail Cash4Trick session. Before that – the name says it all – this year’s new “Soundboks No Hangover Session” powered by Templeton.
Here is a session overview:
SANE! CASH 4 TRICKS OPENING SESSION
FR, 09.10.2020, 12:00-13:45 Uhr – JIB ́N`SKATE PLAYGROUND
DESPERADOS HEAVY METAL RAIL JAM
SA, 10.10.2020, 13:30 – 14:45 Uhr – JIB ́N`SKATE PLAYGROUND
SOUNDBOKS “NO HANGOVER SESSIN” powered by TEMPLETON
SO, 11.10.2020, 11:00 – 12:00 Uhr – Open Park/Park Base – listen to the sound!
GIRLS COACHING SESSION by SHRED UNIT
SO, 11.10.2020, 10:30-12:00 Uhr – OPEN PARK
GIRLS CASH 4 TRICK SESSION BY SHRED UNIT
SO, 11.10.2020, 13:00 – 14:45 – JIB ́N`SKATE PLAYGROUND
NEW: ART V(G)ALLERY
As a special attraction, this year the valley is dedicated to art and culture related to the snowboard and freeski scene. The ART GALLERY with protagonists Theo Acworth (Method Mag) and Felix Pirker, which can be visited individually, will be installed in the Quellalpin Saal during the opening. Some selected impressions from 35 years of KTO and 40 years of Kaunertal Glacier are also shown. In addition, the world premiere of the book “BOARDS, a brief history of the Snowboard” written by Peter Radacher (Snowboardmuseum.com) will be available for the first time. Where else if not in Kaunertal, which is historically linked to snowboarding.
You can find details and updates as well as current Covid-19 information on the Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen and Snowpark Kaunertal pages