35th KAUNERTAL OPENING 2020

BACK TO FREEDOM – BACK ON SNOW!

WITH THE SLOGAN “back to freedom – back on snow”, THE SNOWPARK KAUNERTAL WILL BE OPENED FOR THE 35TH TIME WITH THE “KTO WEEKEND”. IN THIS CHALLENGING “2020” YEAR, THE FOCUS WILL BE ON MEETING ON THE MOUNTAIN AND TAKE THE FIRST RIDES IN A KIND OF FREEDOM AGAIN. THE 2KM LONG #NATURAL RUN OF THE SNOWPARK KAUNERTAL WILL PROVIDE THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS TO HAVE THE FIRST AND SPECIALLY SAFE PARK LAPS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT: DUE TO THE ENORMOUS SNOW RESERVES OF THE SHORTENED SPRING SEASON THE OPENING SETUP BECOMES “BIGGER THAN EVER!

The Kaunertal Opening has always been “the place to be” to properly celebrate the start of the season. In 2020, the focus will be on the opportunity to finally enjoy park runs together again and celebrate the reunion. The numerous sessions with a proper “Cash4Trick” guarantee the perfect platform to show which tricks you can do after the summer break. Cool side events in an open format invite you to participate and more than 35 exhibitors of the most renowned brands in the scene offer the latest equipment of the season for free in a safe, spacious test area. We look forward to the well-known “laid back” atmosphere together with you! Keep up to date and bring all your friends along!

The #naturerun 2020 – already during Opening weekend “bigger than ever”

THE SNOW RESERVES FROM THE MUCH TOO SHORT SPRING SEASON ARE NOW TURNING US AWAY TO A PROMISE: THE OPENING PARK WE DEFINITELY BIGGER THAN EVER!

What does that mean exactly? In the upper area of ​​the park, one or the other “big kicker” will be available for plenty of airtime on the opening weekend! Then the #naturerun “snakes” through natural “sections” down to the lower part known as “half-mile-jib-line” with endless feature combos and the medium kicker line. With this “run” everyone gets their money’s worth – there is something for all riding levels!

At this point it should be mentioned again in advance: we drive 100% on old snow reserves and not on glaciers! This focus has been infinitely important to us since switching to this page and you should always be aware of it. We want to “celebrate” long park seasons with you at this altitude for even longer!

4 SESSSIONS WITH A LOT “CASH 4 TRICK” BUDGET

THE SPORTY FOCUS IN THIS YEAR IS CERTAINLY ON THE NUMEROUS SESSIONS IN THE JIB´N´SKATE PLAYGROUND WHICH WILL BE DISTRIBUTING REAL “CASH”!

Keep your distance and get together in a sporty way! No contest pressure á la “Olympia”, no point deductions when hand in the snow…. It’s all about doing a few cool tricks, “shredding” with friends and receiving cash for them. You know about the unique flair of the well-known Jib’n’Skate Playground in the terrace setup.

All session can be found here shortly! ✊

 

35th KTO FREE TESTIVAL

THE MOST HOTTEST SNOWBOARD, FREESKI AND FREERIDE BRANDS ARE OFFERING THEIR LATEST EQUIPMENT TO TEST FOR FREE AGAIN! THE NECESSARY DISTANCES DURING THE TEST PROCEDURES ARE CREATED BY AN EXTENDED AREA – FEEL FREE TO TEST & FEEL SAFE!

This year you can again test the latest equipment from the hottest snowboard, freeski and freeride brands for free. The latest trends for the 20/21 season will be presented at the numerous test stands and over 35 brands. Get advice, compare and test what’s going on and find your equipment for dreamy shredding days that perfectly suits you and your needs! Make a small preselection of the brands that you can expect at the testival now …

SIDE EVENTS

PUMP TRACK | MINIRAMP | BALANCE BOARD PARK | SNOWBOARD GALLERY

In addition to the extensive sessions, there are traditionally again numerous side events that round off your opening stay in an open format (i.e. without registration, just use the offers). Do a few laps of the pump track or in the highest mini-ramp “worldwide”;) (“bring your decks”). Train your “balance” at the Balance Board Park or take a look at the boards from the last 30 years at the Snowboard Museum booth.

KTO ART V(G)ALLERY

THIS YEAR NEW IN THE VALLEY: THE QUELLALPIN LOCATION BECOMES AN ART GALLERY AND “place to be” TO SEE UNIQUE PICTURES FROM THE SNOWBOARD AND FREESKI SCENE PLUS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BRAND NEW BOARDS, A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SNOWBOARD

The protagonists and scene photographers are none other than Theo Acworth from the well-known Method Mag and Felix Pirker. In addition, the best pictures from 35 years of the Kaunertal Opening will be shown in large-format prints. The book written by Peter Radacher (among others Snowboardmuseum.com) looks at snowboarding during the last 30 years in the comprehensive book “Boards, a brief history of the snowboard” from the beginning and will even present new information to the “core rider” among you. The whole thing takes place with free entry in the Quellalpin. You are invited to take a look at the ART V(G)ALLERY on the opening weekend, browse through the book and enjoy the gallery!

KTO 2020
ALL INC

PAKETE

You can already book the great KTO – all inclusive packages. Whether a guesthouse, apartment or 3 * hotel, as always, we ensure that you lack nothing! Take a look at the packages right now and book the right category that suits you best. The packages are limited – so book now!

YOU CAN ALL FIND THE LIMITED PACKAGE OFFERS AT THIS LINK:

>35. KTO PAKETE!<

GO FOR IT!

OFFICIAL VALLEY
CAMPSITE

Your place under the starry sky!

Also this year, just before the toll station, an official campsite with services is offered at a fair price. If you want to spend the opening weekend more or less in the open air (on the bus, in a tent), you should book a place here. The warm shower after a day on the glacier is wonderful – in addition, in the interests of sustainable use of our nature, garbage disposal is also provided (here there are plenty of rubbish bins).

We draw your attention to the fact that WILCAMPING IS FORBIDDEN!

RIDE TOGETHER WITH DISTANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY!

Dear Kaunertal riders, dear park rats,
We are still in a very special time in which we are all moving closer together and everyone should do their part. We love shredding as much as you do it and the fact that, according to current plans, we can carry out the opening under certain measures (fingers crossed!) makes us extremely happy. These current measures (distance!, mask, disinfection, hand washing, etc.) are extremely easy for each individual! (The mask and / or bandana is an indispensable part of our scene anyway – everything as always!)

In the coming weeks we will publish an “on-site catalog of measures” which can of course change with further developments. (here the LINK to the continuously updated COVID-19 code of conduct of the Kaunertal Glacier)

THEREFORE, WE ASK YOU ALREADY NOW TO FOLLOW THIS RULE!
Only then can we celebrate the 35th KTO 2020 together “almost as always” – see you in the park, HELL YESS!

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