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ZILLERTAL VÄLLEY RÄLLEY ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES FOR 2024/25

One of the most popular snowboard tour for young up-and-coming athletes from all over Europe celebrated its 11th anniversary last winter with four tour stops in the Zillertal, Tyrol/Austria. After three exciting competitions in Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach, in the Zillertal Arena and in Mountopolis Mayrhofen-Hippach, the overall tour winners were crowned the new ‘Kings & Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY’ at the last Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop on the Hintertux Glacier. Cheers to the new Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY royal family:

 

Open Class: Queen: Adèle Vankerschaver (POR), King: Petr Ershov (RUS)

Rookies (U 18): Queen: Kristina Holzfeind (AUT), King: Roahan Duncan (GBR)

Groms (U 16) Queen: Livia Schatzer (AUT), King: Dymtro Luchkin (UKR)

Super Groms (U12) Queen: Adèle Vankerschaver (POR), King: Gustav Nawarkiewicz-Wiśniewski (POL)

 

“We would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s VÄLLEY RÄLLEY here in the Zillertal,” says Ronald Felder, Managing Director of Zillertal Tourismus GmbH, title sponsor and main supporter of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY. “It is always a great pleasure to have so many upcoming talents here in the valley. That’s why we’re really looking forward to the start of the 2024/2025 tour in December and wish the participants every success and all the best.”

 

Zillertal Välley Rälley tour stops 2024/25:

 

1st tour stop 21-22 December 2024 Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach, First Holiday Region in the Zillertal

2nd tour stop 25-26 January 2025 Zillertal Arena, Actionpark Kreuzwiese

3rd tour stop 08-09 March 2025 Mountopolis, Penken Park Mayrhofen, Mayrhofen-Hippach in Zillertal

4th tour stop 03-04 May 2025 Hintertux Glacier, Betterpark Hintertux, Tux-Finkenberg

 

 

About the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato: Eleven years of Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY under the auspices of the snowboard club ‘Die Ästhetiker.’ What began as a small, local snowboard tour is now one of the leading snowboard events in Europe. The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY offers young athletes a platform to test their skills against their peers. Today, the snowboard tour serves many young snowboarders as a springboard into international professional sport. The competitions are held in the Olympic discipline ‘Snowboard Slopestyle’ and are linked to the international points systems of the ‘World Snowboard Point List’ and ‘World Rookie Ranking’. In addition, young people under the age of 18 have the chance to win a coveted wildcard for the World Rookie Tour Finals every year. All tour stops also count as Austria Cups of the Austrian Snowboard Association.

 

Special thanks to our partners for their support of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY:

First and foremost, thanks go to Zillertal Tourismus GmbH and the Zillertal tourism associations, Bergbahnen Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Hintertux Glacier, as well as the event host Blue Tomato. Red Bull, Horsefeathers, the World Snowboard Federation (WSF), the Austrian Snowboard Federation (ASA) and the World Rookie Tour (WRT) have also contributed to the long-term success of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY.

 

Photo-Credits: (c) Gustav Hersmann

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ZILLERTAL VÄLLEY RÄLLEY 2024 KINGS AND QUEENS ARE CROWNED

Crowning of the overall tour winners on the Hintertux Glacier in Tux-Finkenberg: 27-28 April 2024

 

On 27 and 28 April 2024, the fourth and final Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop 2023/2024 hosted by Blue Tomato took place on the Hintertux Glacier. Over sixty snowboarders didn’t miss out on the last event of this year’s snowboard tour. In addition to the winners of the day, the overall tour winners for 2023/2024 were crowned the new kings and queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY in Tux-Finkenberg. Petr Ershov from Russia and Adèle Vankerschaver from Portugal both took the overall victory of this year’s Zillertal grassroots Snowboard Tour.

 

Just in time for the last Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop, Betterpark Hintertux got ready with its XXL set-up. Wille Kaufmann and his Betterpark shape team had conjured up a versatile setup for all age groups and skill levels for the 4th tour stop of the popular snowboard amateur series, in which the youngest participants were 4 years old. On Saturday, the young snowboarders showed off their best tricks at the Ästhetiker Rail Jam in the Betterpark Hintertux. The winners of the day were Livia Schatzer (AUT) and Dmytro Luchkin (UKR), who both took 1st place and the coveted Ästhetiker Style Award.

 

Due to the strong foehn storm, the slopestyle competition on Sunday could not take place as planned in the Betterpark Hintertux. Instead, there was plenty of fun and many happy award winners at the Ästhetiker Side Hip Session on the Sommerberg. ‘The weather on the glacier is sometimes unpredictable,’ explains Pia Schroeter, organiser from the Ästhetiker crew. ‘When it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to hold the slopestyle contest as planned, our team quickly came up with a great alternative. After all, all the participants, including the coaches and parents, had a lot of fun snowboarding together without the pressure of competition. And that’s what really matters in the end.’ Rudi Kröll, Production Manager and Managing Director of the Ästhetiker Crew, adds: ‘Everyone helped to shape the side hip on the Sommerberg and it was an amazing end to the season of this year’s Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY for all riders.’

 

The award for best male snowboarder went to Petr Ershov (RUS). In the ladies’ category, Adèle Vankerschaver (POR) was delighted to receive the award for best female rider. Ladislav Hrska (CZE) was honoured as the best coach in the side hip session by the Ästhetiker judges. Matyas Krejci (CZE) earned the best trick in the Grom (U16) category and Riley Sharpe (GBR) won the ‘Best Grom’ award. Finally, Niko Lemark (SLO) took the title for his ‘Highest Air’.

 

 

After the competition, the overall tour winners were crowned the new Kings and Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY 2023/2024 based on the results of the first three tour stops. Congratulations to the happy winners:

 

Open Class:
Queen: Adèle Vankerschaver (POR)
King: Petr Ershov (RUS)

 

Rookies (U 18):
Queen: Kristina Holzfeind (AUT)
King: Roahan Duncan (GBR)

 

Groms (U 16):
Queen: Livia Schatzer (AUT)
King: Dymtro Luchkin (UKR)

Super Groms (U12) Queen:
Adèle Vankerschaver (POR)
King: Gustav Nawarkiewicz-Wiśniewski (POL)

 

The complete results and rankings of the last tour stop as well as overall tour rankings, videos and photo galleries can be found at https://valleyralley.at/results/season-23-24/

 

 

Ines Eberl and Lena Kuhlkamp from Hintertux Glacier Marketing agree: ‘It is a pleasure for us to see how much enthusiasm and ambition the young athletes put into their sport, regardless of the wind and weather. It makes us very proud to be able to make a contribution to youth development and to be ‘part of the game’.’

 

Betterpark Hintertux will remain open until 2 June 2024 for freestyle winter sports enthusiasts with its XXL setup and will be shaped daily. All information on current opening times can be found at https://www.hintertuxergletscher.at/de/betterpark-hintertux/

 

Photo-Credit: (c) Adrian Formella

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AUSTRIAN & GERMAN MASTERS 2024 IS A WRAP

Isa Lötscher (SUI) and Geonhui Kim (KOR) Win Halfpipe at Austrian & German Masters 2024 at Kitzsteinhorn (Austria)

 

The third edition of the Austrian & German Masters took place at Kitzsteinhorn from April 17 – 21, 2024. For a week, Zell am See-Kaprun was the hotspot of the snowboard community: rookies, legends, World Cup riders, and kids from 23 countries and five continents were among the 150 snowboarders who have travelled to Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark for the last event of the season. Organized in cooperation with ASA (Austrian Snowboard Assocation), Snowboard Austria & Snowboard Germany, a tight pogram was planned: the last Europa Cup in Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air as well as the question of who would take home titles of Austrian and German Master.

 

WEATHER CAPRICES – The motivation was immense, but the late onset of winter and wind thwarted the organizers‘ plans and prevented a safe execution of the Slopestyle and Big Air competitions. Tired of waiting, a fun „Cash for Tricks“ Rail Session was organized, allowing riders to earn a little bit of pocket money and to showcase their creativity on the rails.

 

1st place for Geonhui Kim

AUSTRIAN & GERMAN MASTERS – As best German riders Anne Hedrich and Benedikt Bockstaller are the new German Halfpipe Champions. The Austrian Masters 2024 are Kristina Holzfeind and Max Plötzeneder (Legends category).

 

Results 2024 Austrian & German Masters Women – HP:

  1. Isa Lötscher (SUI)
  2. Janett Soha (SUI)
  3. Lura Wick (SUI)

 

Results 2024 Austrian & German Masters Men – HP:

  1. Kim Geonhui (KOR)
  2. Benedikt Bockstaller (GER)
  3. Mischa Zürcher (SUI)

 

Austrian Masters HP Snowboard:

Kristina Holzfeind & Max Plötzeneder (Legends division)

 

German Masters HP Snowboard:

Anne Hedrich & Benedikt Bockstaller

 

 

More info on www.powdern.com.

 

Photo-Credit: (c) Andreas Amplatz

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SNOWBOARDING’S FUTURE STARS AT THE 2024 WORLD ROOKIE SNOWBOARD FINALS

Slopestyle – Hertzberg and Xiong Rookie Champions
Halfpipe – Jio and Wick Rookie Champions

The best snowboard stars of tomorrow from around the world gathered at  Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun from 17th to 22nd March 2024 for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals to determine the 2024 Snowboard Champions. 106 riders from 23 nations cavorted in the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark and showed that the future of the sport is in good hands. These riders are the stars of tomorrow and we will hear and see a lot more from the 2024 World Rookie Champions.

Slopestyle – With the best weather and park conditions, the decision in Slopestyle was on Wednesday. In the rookies (U19) category, 15-year-old Norwegian Fabian Hertzberg impressed with a frontside and backside 1080 on the kicker and confidently won the World Rookie Champion Slopestyle title. In the girls’ category, the Chinese Shirui Xiong prevailed and thus brought the first World Rookie Champion title to China. In the Grom category (U15), the Japanese Hakuto Kitayama and the Belgian Sky Remans were crowned winners.

Halfpipe – On Thursday the focus was on the halfpipe. Despite a bad weather front, the youngsters performed well! Success across the board for Team Korea, as Lee Jio (Rookie Boys) and his compatriot Lee Suo (Grom Boys) beamed from the top spot on the podium. Among the girls, the Swiss Lura Wick (SUI) triumphed in the Rookie Girls category and won the World Rookie Tour title for the second time in a row, although in the U15 category in 2023. The American Boday Gabriella (USA) is the new Grom Champion.

Head judge Iztok Sumatic was enthusiastic: “My highlight of the 2024 edition was the halfpipe competition. For both the girls and the boys, the top four places in particular showed technical riding at a very high level. It’s best to memorize the names now because we’ll be hearing a lot more about these talents.

Aside from the sporting competitions, the World Rookie Finals offered a variety of supporting events, from a tattoo workshop to a climate change workshop by the WSF (World Snowboard Federation) and POW (Protect Our Winters), to promote awareness of environmental protection and sustainability among kids and teenagers.

Watch the highlight at the following LINK

 

Photo-Credits: World Rookie Tour, Amplatz, Grzelka

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IT’S A WRAP: SPRING BATTLE 2024 AT ABSOLUTPARK, FLACHAUWINKL (AUT)

The 2024 edition of the legendary Spring Battle in Flachauwinkl is in the books! This is one of the most exciting WSF events of the season going down every year mid-March with AbsolutPark in the spotlight. For 2024, the Slopestyle competition was back with a course in full size and despite challenging weather conditions the shape crew did a fantastic job preparing a fun and challenging slopestyle for the riders.

 

An international field of riders showed up for one of their favorite weeks of the season. Flachauwinkl and AbsolutPark offer it all, from great and familiar accommodation to the Chill House at the bottom of AbsolutPark to hang out during riding breaks. So it’s no surprise that AbsolutPark is like home for many of the world’s best riders, who share quite some time there during the season.

 

SLOPESTYLE

 

In the end, Australia’s Tess Coady took home the Slopestyle win with Austria’s own Anna Gasser and Reira Iwabuchi from Japan completing the podium on 2nd and third.

 

The men’s Slopestyle podium was dominated by the Japanese riders with Hiroto Ogiware crowning himself to the 2024 Spring Battle Champion and his fellow countryman Ryoma Kimata on third. Niek Van Der Velden (NED) stepped up for the Europeans and claimed 2nd place.

 

 

Results 2024 Spring Battle – Slopestyle Snowboard Women

  1. Tess Coady, AUS
  2. Anna Gasser, AUT
  3. Reira Iwabuchi, JAP

 

Results 2024 Spring Battle – Slopestyle Snowboard Men

  1. Hiroto Ogiwara, JAP
  2. Niek Van Der Velden, NED
  3. Ryoma Kimata, JAP

 

Mark the 2025 Spring Battle date already in your calendar: March 8 – 15, 2025.

More information.

 

 

Photo-Credits: © Markus Fischer

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SPRING BATTLE 2024 AT ABSOLUTPARK FLACHAUWINKL (AUT) – SLOPESTYLE IS BACK!

Since its inaugural edition back in 2002, AbsolutPark’s SpringBattle has always used creative and constantly changing event formats. An ever evolving, up-to-date contest mode in full tune with the zeitgeist. For this year’s SpringBattle, the AbsolutPark crew went all the way back to their roots, finally bringing back Slopestyle as the main event category! A full top-to bottom run, embedded in the very heart of AbsolutPark’s Pro Kicker Line. The Slopestyle is fully WSF sanctioned, counting as an WSPL Elite Level event.

 

Besides the Slopestyle, organizers will continue to hold two extra categories: ‘Best Trick Rail’ with its very own rail setup right next to the Pro Kicker Line and the ‘Best 540’ category that can also be joined from anywhere in the world through their online event platform.

 

The total Prize Purse for this year’s event will be insane 110.000 US$!

 

Unlike any other contest, SpringBattle offers plenty of time for the competitors to film their very best riding possible throughout the full duration of the event. The best clips of the submitted slopestyle runs and individual tricks will be judged by a board of international and WSF judges by the end of the week.

 

Everyone who can’t make it to Flachauwink this week, you can also join from everywhere around the world!

 

Register at https://my.spring-battle.com

Registered riders can participate in the BEST540 CATEGORY from anywhere in the world. All entries for ‘Best 540’ have to be posted to your instagram channel AND uploaded to AbsolutParks’s event platform at https://my.spring-battle.com by March 6th, 7pm CET. The instagram posts HAVE to contain the category’s hashtags (otherwise we can’t find them!):

#springbattle24 #springbattle24best540

 

More of the course features:

 

 

Foto-Credit: (c) AbsolutPark Flachauwinkl

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THE NEW SNOWBOARD GENERATION SHINES AT LIVIGNO WORLD ROOKIE FEST 2024

Julian Sverresvold and Mia Langridge win the nineteenth edition of the contest, top rider in the overall ranking is Dmytro Luchkin from the Grom Men category.

 

About seventy young snowboarders gathered in the splendid setting of the Italian Alps for the historic Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024, now in its nineteenth edition. Coming from all over the world, including overseas, they showcased their skills and athletic abilities in the beautiful location of the Mottolino Snowpark. The event kicked off on Sunday, January 14 th, with the presentation of the contest dedicated to snowboarders at the Cinelux cinema in the city centre of Livigno. There, the participants had the opportunity to preview the new World Rookie Tour TV Show and were welcomed by Ian Rocca, Marketing Manager at Mottolino SpA. He greeted and praised the incredible level of preparation of the athletes and expressed hopes of seeing them compete in the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Livigno.

 

The following day, in the afternoon, athletes had the opportunity to compete with tricks at the Nitro Rail Jam at night in the Snowpark20 city snowpark, located in the centre of Livigno. Dmytro Luchkin took home the Best Trick award, and snowboarder Mia Langridge is the best female snowboarder! Girl power!

 

This year, the setup for the slopestyle contest, held at the renowned Mottolino Snowpark, left athletes and coaches in awe, featuring three different lines: L/XL with a rail section, two kickers, a cannon rail, and the M line composed of three kickers and another rail section.

 

The finals took place on Tuesday, January 16 th, with perfect weather conditions: clear skies and mild temperatures welcomed the riders at altitude. The Women Grom and Rookie categories competed first, followed by the Men Grom and Rookie.

 

The winner of the World Rookie Fest 2024 was Norwegian Julian Sverrensvold with the following run: Frontside Lipside Sexchange 450 out, FS Blunt 270, FS 1080, Backside Double 1080, 50 – 50 FS 540. Second place went to Lian Garandel (FRA), and third place to Aron Wagner (SUI).

 

In the Grom Men category, Dmytro Luchkin from Ukraine won for the second consecutive year with a fearless run featuring a Cab 270 in 270 out, Backside 267 in, FS 1080, Backside Triple Cork Stalefish, Fifty-fifty frontside 360, ahead of Samuel Fejgl (CZE) and Leonardo Saraiva (SUI). An impeccable execution that earned him the first place in the overall ranking!

 

Mia Langridge (GBR) won the Rookie Women category with a Cab 180 Backside 180, Switch Blunt 270, Cab 540, Backside 260, Fifty fifty backside 180. Second place went to Nora Hegge (NOR), and third place to Anette Naevestad (NOR).

 

In the Grom Women category, Sky Remans (BEL) claimed the top spot on the podium with a run featuring Switch Blunt 270, Switch Board Fakie, Backside 720, Frontside 720, Fifty-fifty indy, winning ahead of Aono Pordie Okaniwa (FRA) and Emine Kinck Grundvold Mathisen (NOR).

 

All riders on the podium, rookies, groms, males, and females, qualified for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2024, which will take place at Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun from March 17th to 22nd.

 

 

 

Finally, the legendary Black Yeti reserved a ticket for the Best Snowboard Team of the event to participate in the international finals of the “Red Bull Hammers with Homies” event, a team contest that will be held in Madonna di Campiglio. The surprises are not over, and in fact, it has been decided to give the ticket to two teams: Norway and France.

This week, we saw the best young snowboarders in action, but it’s not over because these days, another 70 freeskier friends will compete to win a spot in the World Rookie Freeski Finals. Stay connected, today are the qualifications, and tomorrow are the finals.

The future is definitely here!

For those who would like to witness the extraordinary level of these rookies, follow the links below:
Rookie Man Julian Sverrensvold
Grom Man Dmytro Luchkin
Rookie Woman Mia Langridge
Grom Woman Sky Remans

Photogalley Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024 

 

Photo Credits: Teo Trabucchi
Video Credits: Federico Romanello, Mattia Caravello

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MINI MOUNTAIN MASH 2024: YOUNG SNOWBOARDING STARS BETWEEN SLOPESTYLE CONTEST AND ANON BANKED SLALOM

Ian Matteoli secured double victories among men in the Slopestyle Contest, while Kamilla Kozuback and Marilù Poluzzi clinched the top spots in the women’s category. In the Anon Banked Slalom, Niccolò Colturi and Giorgia Giurdanella emerged victorious.

The Anon Banked Slalom marked the conclusion of the seventh edition of MINI Mountain Mash, the snowboarding event that energized the weekend in Madonna di Campiglio. Culminating four days dedicated to the shared passion for the coolest snow discipline were two high-adrenaline competitions, accompanied by a dense program of tests, lessons, and moments dedicated to the snowboarding community.

SLOPESTYLE CONTEST

Following Thursday’s trials, elite riders of the discipline gathered on Friday, January 26th, and Saturday, January 27th, to compete in the Slopestyle Contest finals, hosted in the Ursus Snowpark alongside the Grostè facilities.

Since 2014, slopestyle has been part of the Olympic program due to its spectacular nature, where riders perform acrobatic jumps on kickers of various sizes and slide on fixed metal structures called “rails”. However, slopestyle is not just a show; there is an “artistic” component where each competitor has the opportunity to express themselves following their own creativity. Dominating the men’s Slopestyle contest on Friday, with a high level of competition, was the newly turned adult Ian Matteoli (born in 2005!), who finished the event with 88.67 points. Equally thrilling was the women’s Slopestyle contest with Hungarian (but Canadian passport holder) Kamilla Kozuback taking the lead with 93.33 points. On the second day of competition, young rider Ian Matteoli clinched another victory with 84.33 points, while in the women’s event, Marilù Poluzzi reclaimed victory with 85.87 points.

 

ANON BANKED SLALOM

Closing the MINI Mountain Mash was the Anon Banked Slalom on Sunday morning, open to all board

enthusiasts. Here, the ability to maneuver the board was combined with the skill of navigating around slalom poles in what could be described as a parabolic curve. As a discipline that marked the beginnings of snowboarding, the banked event in Madonna di Campiglio saw the participation of 90 athletes, including professionals and amateurs. Confirming the predictions was Niccolò Colturi, junior world vice-champion and son of the sport: the snowboarder from Lissone, raised on the slopes of Bormio, finished the event with a time of 52.07″, securing his third Anon Banked Slalom title. In the Banked Slalom Women’s Overall category, Giorgia Giurdanella from Courmayeur claimed victory with a time of 58.66.

There was also room for athletes with disabilities: indeed, the Banked Slalom event is a candidate to be included in the program of the Milan Cortina 2026 Paralympic Games, and in Campiglio, Milanese athlete Riccardo Cardani defeated Australian Ben Tudhope (bronze medalist in Beijing 2022) and Jacopo Luchini, a native of Prato, Tuscany. In the Men Under 16 division, Emanuele Maroncelli took the top prize; while the Men Under 12 contest was won by Giacomo Bosetti. In the Banked Slalom Women Under 16 division, Giorgia Giurdanella claimed the first position, in the Women Under 12 division, Arianna Ballardini stood atop the podium.

Finally, the Banked Slalom Men also hosted the Master category, which saw Pietro Colturi emerge victorious.

MINI MOUNTAIN MASH 2024

Thus, the 2024 edition of MINI Mountain Mash enters the annals, having attracted enthusiasts, professionals, and curious onlookers who witnessed high-level competitions and participated in test rides and numerous social moments typical of the snowboarding world. “We are always excited to organize the event for its ability to bring together diverse and complementary forces: our interpretation of snowboarding combines territorial promotion with the pairing of brands targeting youth,” concluded Pietro Colturi, organizer of Mountain Mash with his B-Factory. “In this sense, we want to thank the Madonna di Campiglio Cableways for the quality and support they have provided, and MINI for partnering with us and sharing the spirit of the event.” With these premises, everyone is looking forward to the eighth edition in 2025.

 

Photo-Credits: (c) Roby Bragotto

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ZILLERTAL VÄLLEY RÄLLEY CONTINUES WITH 2nd STOP IN ZILLERTAL ARENA

The 2nd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Blue Tomato took place in the Zillertal Arena on 20 and 21 January 2024 in glorious sunshine. Young snowboard talents from all over Europe took the opportunity to present their best freestyle tricks on the snowpark setup of Actionpark Kreuzwiese. The best performance in each category was rewarded with valuable points, medals and prize money. The highly endowed Ästhetiker Style Award, Horsefeathers Best Trick Award and other awards by the Ästhetiker Snowboard Club were also up for grabs.

The conditions couldn’t have been better! With wintry temperatures and a perfectly shaped snowpark, the 2nd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop last weekend in the Zillertal Arena made for many happy faces. Young snowboard talents took advantage of Saturday´s practice day to improve their tricks at the free freestyle coaching sessions and to celebrate the new format of the Ästhetiker Style Session with lots of airtime, few turns and plenty of style. On Sunday, the open slpestyle competition really got down to business. Plenty of medals, prize money, prizes and of course valuable overall points awaited the winners of the 8 categories.

In the end, it was Dmytro Luchkin (UKR) who scooped triple honours with overall victory in the classification of all male participants, victory in his category Grom Boys (13-15 years) and the Style Award. Petr Ershov (RUS) came second in the overall standings. With his clean “BS Double 1080” he also earned the Horsefeathers Best Trick Award. Kristina Holzfeind (AUT) took the overall victory of all female riders in the ladies’ category after claiming first place in the Rookie Girls class (16-18 years).

However, young Adèle Vankerschaver (POR) was hot on Kristina’s heels. In addition to her victory in the Super Grom Girls class (U12 years), Adèle was delighted to win the silver medal in the Open Women’s Class and even happier to receive her well-deserved Ästhetiker Style Award.

Livia Schatzer from Team Austria won the Grom Girls competition (13-15 years), Roahan Duncan (GBR) was the cool Rookie Boys winner (16-18 years). Ricco Nawarkiewicz-Wisniewski from Poland, took first place in the Super Grom Boys (U 12 years) ahead of his brother Gustav and was honoured as the “most impressive Grom of the dÄy” for his solid performance. The complete results and tour stop rankings can be found at https://valleyralley.at/results. 

The Zillertal Arena shapers are delighted with the successful event: “The Zillertal Välley Rälley has once again brought the young stars of the snowboard scene to the Actionpark Kreuzwiese this year. Thanks to the Ästhetiker team and the participating kids – we’re already looking forward to next year!”

The Actionpark Kreuzwiese in Zell will remain open until mid-April and will be shaped daily. Every Tuesday, the Zillertal Arena offers free freestyle coaching sessions with the Ästhetiker Shredschool. The meeting point for the coaching sessions is always Tuesdays at 11.00 am at the tipis in the Actionpark Kreuzwiese.

With the second of four contest results, the cards have been reshuffled in the Zillertal Arena. The new overall tour ranking can now be viewed at https://valleyralley.at The overall tour winners will be crowned new Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY royal family after the fourth and final tour stop at the end of April on Hintertux Glacier.

Points for the international World Snowboard Point List (WSPL) were awarded for participation. The tour stop counted as an ASA (Austrian Snowboard Association) Austria Cup and rookies (U18) receive credits on their World Rookie Ranking points account. Wildcards for the World Rookie Final will be awarded for the best rookie score (m/f) after the 3rd tour stop.

The partners of the 2nd tour stop are: Zillertal Tourismus GmbH, Zillertal Arena, Uniqueparks.com, Blue Tomato, Red Bull, Horsefeathers, Dana Beanies, the World Snowboard Federation (WSF), the Austrian Snowboard Federation (ASA) and World Rookie Tour (WRT).

Photo-Credit: (c) Zillertal Välley Rälley/by Gustav Hersmann

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HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR EVENTS FOR THE WSPL/WWR RANKING? YOUR CHECK-LIST!

The contest season has started and is in full swing as we speak.

Have you entered all your events for the WSPL/WRR calendar 2023/24?

 

IMPORTANT: As it’s a completely new process in place we ask all WSF members to register all events for the WSPL/WRR 2023/24 calendar (and ranking) as soon as possible. Please keep in mind this is the only ranking which allows young riders to climb the contest ladder year by year.

NEXT STEPS: If you haven’t done it yet, please go ahead and register your events to be listed on the calendar. Please remember, it’s not enough to send an excel list anymore, the whole process is now completely online thanks to our partnerships with LiveHeats and Wyldata.

Step 1: Use your WSF Log-In for the members section on the WSF website.

Step 2: make sure your WSF membership fee is paid and that you are marked as active member.

Step 3: Choose the payment plan you want. Please note: zero costs for the basic package, the regular WSF calendar fee will be charged as usual:  € 100 per division/category).
Create your LiveHeats account on LiveHeats.
To link your LiveHeats account with your WSF Log-In it’s necessary to name the field “organization profile URL” with your LiveHeats name, eg.: liveheats.com/yourliveheatsaccountnameYou will receive a Welcome E-Mail from LiveHeats to confirm that your LiveHeats account is linked with WSF.

Step 4: Once you have received your Welcome Mail, you are all set, it’s time to register your events for the WSPL/WRR calendar. Please note that events will be registered for both calendars/rankings with one event fee only.
Create your individual events on LiveHeats. LiveHeats will then share with Wyldata to update the calendar.

More about the new process. 

 

CHECK LIST:

And – most important – here comes your check-list in case you are struggling to navigate through the LiveHeats universe: Check-List