Event Recap: Hotzone Hintertux Opening 2015



 

Sebbe de Buck collecting dollars at the cash for tricks contest Photo: Mone Monsberger

Sebbe de Buck collecting dollars at the cash for tricks contest
Photo: Mone Monsberger

 

The Hotzone Hintertux Open turned 11 this year and the event remains the first real meeting place for riders to congregate and celebrate the beginnings of the new season. With events and parties taking place on and off the hill, the entire weekend has a real, close knit feeling and despite the weather being on the rough side, the vibe remains positive throughout. Here we caught up with riders, industry and other attendees to find out why they come to the Hotzone Hintertux Opening.

 

Peter Rossner and Mary Lugen are a rider and industry combo, with peter heading up the marketing and team managering for Deelux and Mary being one of their team riders. Peter states that he enjoys coming to Hintertux to film his friends and supply products for riders to test and give them some enjoyment on the hill. Mary finds the opening a great chance to meet up with all her friends and shred together.

Peter Rossner and Mary Lugen are a rider and industry combo, with peter heading up the marketing and team managering for Deelux and Mary being one of their team riders.
Peter states that he enjoys coming to Hintertux to film his friends and supply products for riders to test and give them some enjoyment on the hill. Mary finds the opening a great chance to meet up with all her friends and shred together.

 

 

Michi Schatz is a popular Innsbruck local known for his tech rail skills. He comes to the Hotzone Opening ever year and says it doesn't matter what the weather does, the opening is the first chance to ride a great park with friends for winter.

Michi Schatz is a popular Innsbruck local known for his tech rail skills. He comes to the Hotzone Opening every year and says it doesn’t matter what the weather does, the opening is the first chance of the season to ride a great park with friends.

 

 

Theres some life left in the legs of Rudi Kröll as he boosts over the alarm clock session. Photo: Mone Monsberger

Theres some life left in the legs of Rudi Kröll as he boosts over the alarm clock session.
Photo: Mone Monsberger

 

 

Werni Stock loves the Hotzone Opening as most riders and industry sleep and hang out in his families incredible hotel The Bergfried Alm. Everyone coming together from all over to party and ride makes Werni come back each year.

Werni Stock loves the Hotzone Opening as most riders and industry sleep and hang out in his families incredible hotel The Bergfried Alm. Everyone coming together from all over to party and ride makes Werni come back each year.

 

 

Tessa works for Burton and is responible for handing out products for testing. She loves meeting people at the Opening from all over Europe from beginners to pros. She also mentiosn styaing at Werni's hotel is a massive plus.

Tessa works for Burton and is responible for handing out products for testing. She loves meeting people at the Opening from all over Europe from beginners to pros. She also mentions staying at Werni’s hotel is a massive plus.

 

 

This duo were so stoked to get the first lift up to Hintertux, taht they camped out in the Hintertux carpark in tents. Whilst they said the temperatures were on the cold side, the positive vibes of the weekend keeps them coming back each year.

This duo were so stoked to get the first lift up to Hintertux, that they camped out in the Hintertux carpark in tents. Whilst they said the temperatures were on the cold side, the positive vibes of the weekend keeps them coming back each year.