date: Monday Sep 19, 2016
After last years massive birthday shred-fest, the Snowkark Kaunertal gets ready to start the 4th decade of “Freeski & Snowboard, Music & Culture” from October 07th – 09th at the Kaunertal glacier.
No signs of aging or stagnation can be found though. Played by the slogan “with pride we ride”, a unique
programme mix with elements of both, innovation and tradition, can be expected at the 31st Kaunertal Opening. Right in time for KTO16, a new era will start at the Snowpark Kaunertal. This one goes out to all Jib addicts. A „1/2 Mile-Jib-Line“ will enter the Snowpark arena. A Jib Line up to 800 meters in length with creative and diverse setup will most likely blow
Next to the open park, which includes a perfect setup for riders of all levels, freeskier as well as snowboarder will go wild the Pro and Amateur Contest. The Amateur Contest waits with sick prices including wildcards for the Austrian Shred Down Masters. The Invitational Pro Contest brings top athletes like Lisa Zimmermann and Eric Beauchemin back to the snowpark parquet for their first battles of the season. Besides the open park and the contest park, a huge playground right next to the
glacier restaurant will be installed. A mix of innovative jib elements, the legendary Mini Ramp, which will also be the location for the Yamaha Mini Ramp Session, as well as a snowmobile trail for adults and kids create the perfect setup to express yourself, show your style and play. A broad variety of sessions, also suitable for rider of all levels, genders and ages, will be held in the Yamaha Playground. Registration for all sessions is on site. On Saturday, go-shred puts a new twist to
most conventional session formats at the go-shred Rail Bingo. On friday all the ladies, from beginners to pros, are more than welcome to join the girls shred gathering for the Shred Unit Girls Session. After that, the Styleshoot powered by Got it! gives the opening guests the opportunity to get their own professional action shot for free. Sundays session highlight will be the Einhorn Hangover Session powered by Prime Skiing / Snowobarding. On the plate: fame, glory and a years supply of drinks.The Blue Tomato Testival City, with over 50 freeski and snowboard brands, offers to test the latest gear of the season for free, so bring your ID and test away. One thing that makes the KTO unique, are the extraordinary vibes throughout the weekend. As one of the fist big get-togethers of the season, KTO makes sure that there will be enough time and space to chill and hang out. Many lounges surround the Red Bull Dj Volvo on the glacier and following up the day on the glacier, the After Ride BBQ by Blue Tomato and go-shred forms a smooth transition go change your footwear from boots to dancing shoes including chill beats, beers and burger.
A sweet mix of Side Events will provide even more ways to play. People interested in Film- and photography can fly high at the exclusive DJI drone workshop. Split- and avalanche workshops will also be offered. In order to make it save and sound to the KTO, lots of different and convenient Shuttle options have been arranged. The free shuttle service powered by VVT Smartride, starting from Landeck, brings the opening guests to the glacier and back in a green and safe manner. For the first time in KTO history a special shuttle will start right in the center of Innsbruck. Roadtrip vibes included. More infos about the shuttles as well as the cheap and cheerful all-in packages can be found on www.snowparkkauenrtal.tirol.
The KTO Festival will again be one of its kind. This year it will be pimped by a vibrant light and stage design and has many more treats to offer. On top of that a massive international line up will set the Festival crowed on fire. Next to the traditional and beloved KTO court musicians, the Wax Wreckaz DJ Team, well known for their explosive and heavyweight sound, DJ Leeroy Thornhill (X THE PRODIGY), Russkaja Live, Fatoni Live and Invasion Sound meets Shizzle Soundsystem ft. Ruffneck Smolik Live! will enter the Festival stage. The headliner of this years Festival will be no other than CYPRESS JUNKIES
aka Eric Bobo, percussionist and artist from Cypress Hill ft. DJ Rhettmatic. Straight out of the states their austrian tourstops will be at the KTO. So it seems that just the line up makes a trip to the Kaunertal worthwile. For about 30 years the Snowpark Kaunertal Opening has been a smooth transition from bike to board, from skatepark to snowpark and from sea to snow, framed with a solid mix of tradition and innovation.
So come, play!
The Tyrolean Oberland Tourism Board
Tel+225 43 50 200
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