The season starts with us… From 7th to 8th November it’s Pleasure Jam time again, when the cream of the international snowboarding scene’s crop is getting together at Superpark Dachstein to welcome the upcoming winter season. Two days full of freestyle action, relaxed sessions in front of the stunning Dachstein glacier scenery and – of course – epic after-contest parties!
The first snowflakes have already fallen, covering the Alps with a shimmering and glittering icing. For thirteen years, the European snowboard contest season is due to start with the annual Pleasure Jam in the infamous Schladming-Dachstein region, being the first northern hemisphere tour stop of the World Snowboard Tour as well as the QParks Snowboard Tour.
The breathtaking panoramic view of Dachstein glacier and the early date in the season attract the world’s best snowboard pros to demonstrate all the tricks they have been practicing all summer long. Last year,Alexey Sobolev (RUS), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Elena Könz (SUI) were the ones to ensure the action on the pro-kicker line of Superpark Dachstein and there’s no question that this year again world-renowned riders are going to fight for the sought-after podium finishes and victories. It’s gonna be a tough job for everyone, since last year’s winners Eric Beauchemin (USA) and Anna Gasser (AUT) are also going to take part at Pleasure Jam 2015 and will do everything they can to defend their titles!
CONTEST FORMAT and SCHEDULE
Venue of this year’s contest is once again the prime pro-kicker line of Superpark Dachstein. The riders are going to test the snow on the glacier on Friday, before they will compete in the qualifying that leads some of them into the finals on Saturday. Saturday afternoon then, the event highlight of the Pleasure Jam 2015 is called on with loads of adrenaline in the air: the grande finale. The whole action, the TTR points and the prize money of 20,000 USD are dangling in front of the riders to make them reveal their hardest tricks.
The traditional “Pleasure-After-Shred BBQ” at the Dachstein base station will help all “Pleasure Jammers” to recover from the mountain thrill. On top, the DJs of the notorious Red Bull Brandwagen are providing the perfect soundtrack for eating, drinking and dancing into the night.
BEST TRICK AWARD presented by PortugalSurfCamp
This Jam will see a new level of trickery. In addition to the prize money totaling 20,000 USD,PortugalSurfCamp invites the “best trick of the day” riders (m/f) to an epic three-weeks surf trip to the Atlantic coast with a friend. With accommodation, surf coaching, board rental, transport and the flight (within Europe)! Find all details on www.portugalsurfcamp.com.
PLEASURE JAM VIDEO CHALLENGE
Don’t miss the Pleasure Jam Video Challenge 2015 to snatch a fixed starting place from the very beginning. Participation is easy: Upload a best-of video with your own snowboarding of the previous year onto Vimeo, send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org until 18th October, 2015 and win the Facebook voting. The prize: APleasure Jam Package including an overnight stay at aQi Hotel Schladming and a fixed starting position in the qualifying! For more information please visit the Pleasure Jam Website.
RIDE THE DAY, PARTY THE NIGHT
Pleasure Jam is not only known for total thrill & chill up on Dachstein glacier, but also for its legendary after-contest parties. This year, the notorious crew of LOVE Distribution is going to host a mind-blowing night – be ready to shred hard and party harder!
Fancy sleeping on the back of your car after the Jam? Not really, right. That’s why we got super-cheap “Sleep & Ride” offers in several versions for you. Plus: On your pillow you will find a pretty awesome QParks surprise! Click here for all details.
SUPERPARK DACHSTEIN – SESSIONS WITH THE PROS IN THE PUBLIC PARK
For those who do not participate in the contest, but still do not want to miss their own shred session, theBeginner Park and the Jib Line remain open to public access during the Pleasure Jam. Means you might get the opportunity to ride a few warm-up laps with some of the world’s best snowboarders. Solely the Pro Kicker Line is closed for competition only, while the chill area offers the ideal place to enjoy the first days of winter on Dachstein glacier.