Ultimate X - Action Sports Fest 2017
25/02/2017 - 25/02/2017
Australian Bowl-Riding Championships 2017
25/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Manly, Australia 2017
04/03/2017 - 04/03/2017
Audi Snowboard Series - HP & BA Europa Cup Davos 2017
24/02/2017 - 25/02/2017
Gold & Glory 2017
Girls Shred Session #4 - badenova Snowpark Feldberg 2017
Men's Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro 2017
20/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Surfest 2017, Newcastle, Australia
11/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Anditi Women's Pro 2017
Industry and event happenings
6th QParks Tour Stop, 19/02/2017, Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria. Fantastic weather conditions, plenty of young and heavily motivated riders and the perfectly
shaped Snowpark Kitzbühel - that’s all it took last Sunday to guarantee for a top-notch atmosphere at the Sick Trick Tour Open. Good vibes were especially dominating the female rookie squad leaving their older fellows standing.
When the Girls Shred Session took place last Saturday in Mayrhofen, the weather gods were certainly pulling all kinds of tricks – dense fog, snowfall and bright sunshine, you name it. The most memorable sight of the day were the smiles on the girls’ faces, though. The fully packed program for girls only included park coaching, photo and film sessions, having lunch together and the Vans Penken Park’s setup was amazing as usual.
2017's Girls Shred Session #3 at Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen, Austria, February 18.
Perfect bluebird weather and massive amounts of white gold underneath the boards – the photo shoot at the Blue Tomato Kings Park started out great and came to an end with plenty of top-notch footage. The Blue Tomato team riders & friends give you an impression of their day at the royal freestyle playground.
The people of the online world is cheering and gleeing as white smoke arises from the chimneys of the QParks Headquarters. It’s the dawn of a new age, which has humankind ecstasiate. The disciples of shred are awaited by a modern, better, mobile-enabled, virtual home. Alright, enough – The relaunch of qparks.com is finished and here’s what the new website is capable of.
Splendid weather, a superb park, skilled riders and stoked locals. On a Sunday in February, not only the pros were on fire, the Golden Roofpark was packed with avid shred heads.
The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria.
On March 11th and 12th 2017, the great Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards final event will go down at the Vans Penken Park in Mayrhofen.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. On its way through the Alps, the QParks Tour is finally arriving in Switzerland. March 11, 2017 will be the day of honor at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn. Those snowboarders who convince the judges with their style on the pink & pretty obstacles will head back home with full pockets.
Girls forming a neat circle, ready for the warm-up – that’s how the Girls Shred Session at the Superpark Planai kicked off last Saturday. Just read on to get an impression of the female snowboarders ripping the park and why they preferred to shred just alongside each other, once in a while.
Girls Shred Session #2 - Superpark Planai, Austria, February 2017.
5th QParks Tour Stop, 11/02/2017, Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe, Austria. A snowpark of the highest order, top-notch riders, only the weather didn’t play along too well – still, the participants of this year’s QParks Tour Stop at the Turracher Höhe proved themselves as proper Nock’n’Rockers. Despite the cloudy weather they came up with plenty of gnarly runs.
Nock'N'Rock tour stop of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour, at Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe, Austria, February 2017.
Last year almost 60 shred queens lived it up at the Girls Shred Session at Vans Penken Park. How many will show up this year? There are several good reasons for a little road trip through Zillertal valley on February 18, 2017: professional freeski and snowboard coaching sessions with the pros themselves, photos and videos from the QParks media crew, the goodie raffle, free snacks & drinks and the “time of your life” or at least of this winter! All important information is summarized in detail for you below.
7th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 25/02/2017, Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Axamer Lizum /Austria. New QPark, new QParks Tour Stop! The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum has become THE freestyle hotspot for enthusiastic riders around Innsbruck this winter. In February, a proper park warming will be hosted by the QParks Snowboard Tour, as their next Stop leads straight into the Golden Roofpark. At the Gold & Glory, riders can look forward to a mint contest setup and up to 1,200€ prize money.
The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria, where Gold & Glory tour stop of QParks Snowboard Tour 2016/17 will take place on February 25.
6th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 18/02/2017, Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel /Austria. Here we go again! The Sick Trick Tour Open are back and traditionally, they take place at the Hanglalm in Kitzbühel on February 18, 2017. An epic setup, freshly shaped and ready to shred is waiting for you at the Snowpark Kitzbühel. So grab your boards and make this contest a SICK one!
Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel /Austria is a home to the Sick Trick Tour Open 2017, the 6th stop of QParks Snowboard Tour 2016/17.
The Black Yeti travels all around the world during the winter: from Chile to Australia, from Greece to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan. Rookies from more that 20 countries battles through the season to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth: the World Rookie Finals at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See. In February 2017, the Rookie Fest returns to Oslo for a weekend packed with snowboard in Oslo Winterpark. Riders will be able to compete in halfpipe, and the winners will be awarded with tickets to ride the World Rooke Final 2017.
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming /Austria. Last Saturday, all the systems were set to freestyle mode in the Schladming-Dachstein region when the 4th QParks Tour Stop took place at the Superpark Planai in the form of the Blue Tomato Plan P. Park designer Pavel Stratil and his shape crew put a maximum of effort into keeping the contest line in mint condition. Also the weather was on the snowboarders’ and the visitors’ side with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Everything just came together – perfect conditions for some mind-bending shred-action!
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop - Blue Tomato Plan P, at Superpark Planai, Schladming /Austria, January 2017.
5th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/02/2017, Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe /Austria. When shred-heads from all across Europe are gathering at the Snowpark Turracher Höhe which becomes the host of the fifth QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, you know that this year’s Nock’n’Rock is on!
Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Austria, home of Nock'n'Rock tour stop #5 of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour Stop.
What does it take to bring snowboarders and skiers together? What does an ukulele sound when played by an Eastern Tyrolean? Is it possible to throw a sitting shaper off a rail with a well-targeted spray? We give you the answers to fundamental questions like these in our new report about the shapers of Snowpark Schöneben.
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy.
Just in time for the 3rd stage of the Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards, the Zillertal Arena/Gerlos showed off with bluebird, perfect snow conditions and a weekend full of sunshine and great vibes.
Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards - stop #3 at Snowpark Gerlos - Zillertal Arena, Austria, January 2017.
Ästhetiker introduce their latest video project, the story about Steve Gruber, Wolle Nyvelt, Bernd Egger and Andreas Monsberger who jumped in a camper van and drove all the way up to Norway. The Mission was to go skate, surf and snowboard during the journey.
Shot taken during filming of Tell Ä vision Ästhetiker Go UP North Movie, Norway.
3rd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 15.01.2017, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/Austria. The third stop of the QParks Snowboard Tour became a bold freestyle feast at Vans Penken Park. At this year’s Penken Battle, snowboarders out of all corners of Europe lived it up in the Advanced Line of the Vans Penken Park. They delivered a show of one kind turning the contest into an unforgettable shred day for everyone.
Contest day at Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen, Austria - Penken Battle 2017, tour stop #3 of QParks Snowboard Tour 2016/17.
Finland crowned as the best team of the entire World Rookie Fest
Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards 2016/2017: 3. Tourstop Zillertal Arena - Gerlos: 21.- 22. Januar 2017.
Winter´s finally all over the Zillertal. In all local snow parks, you can witness teams and riders training hard for the upcoming third Zillertal Välley Rälley tourstop hosted by Ride Snowboards these days. The next stage of the popular snowboard amateur series will go down on January 21st and 22nd 2017, at Snowpark Gerlos in the Zillertal Arena. Everyone can get involved in the freebie freestyle coaching sessions with the Ästhetiker or sign up for free avalanche safety workshops hosted by Billabong on the Coaching Day. Ride Snowboards will be offering the latest product for free demo/testing at Zillertal Arena. The start list for the open slopestyle contest already looks promising. The hunt for the crown has officially begun and a few spots are still up for grabs, sign up and get involved: www.valleyralley.at
Contest day during Zillertal Välley Rälley at Snowpark Gerlos at Zillertal Arena Gerlos, January 2016.
QParks Snowboard Tour Stop #2, 07.01.2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben, Italy. A mighty kicker line and frosty temperatures coupled with some amazing runs – The Battle ROJal 2017 certainly left quite an impression. The riders were pulling off plenty if gnarly tricks in the categories Men, Women and Groms, fighting for the victory in the battle for Schöneben.
All the winners of 2017 Battle ROJal, at Snowpark Schöneben, Italy.
Shred Poker stands for everything that makes an all day long relaxed park session; one feature selected for a collective shred session combined with awesome sounds and free barbecue! If you win over the crowd with your sickest tricks and progression, you won’t just be rewarded with plenty of applause and respect, but above all it’s your chance to bag some of the highly coveted poker chips. You you can trade them in for cash and goodies after each session. Just read on for further information and find out more about the three dates in Italy, Austria and Switzerland!
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria. The Blue Tomato Plan P enters its next round: Once again, this winter you can let your style speak for yourself and collect some of the highly coveted points for the QParks Snowboard Tour at the Superpark Planai. On January 28th you’re looking forward to a perfectly shaped park, as well as a cash prize and various cool goodies worth a total of 1.200€ - sick tricks and creative lines are guaranteed!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, home to Blue Tomato Plan P, one of the Qparks Tour Stops, December 2015.
Around the globe, riders have heard the call to be part again to the WSF Banked Slalom World Tour, a celebration of the history of snowboarding.
3rd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 14/01/2017, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/Austria. In mid-January, all eyes are on your best tricks at the legendary Vans Penken Park! Once again a team of international & professional judges has to decide who will bag the princely cash price of about 1.200€ and which riders will pave their way for a pro career at the second edition of the Penken Battle. In order to guarantee a completely relaxed start, the registration and the catering for all the participating riders will be FREE this day. Read on to find out more.
Initiated last winter, WSF Pro Women quickly became a leading movement in women snowboarding, reeling in the most talented and dedicated female riders to organize and host an event.
2nd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 07/01/2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben/Italy. For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been supporting ambitious young shredders on their path to their pro career - the “Battle ROjal” in Schöneben at Reschenpass has been a part of it for the last six years. Thanks to an international team of professional judges and a cash price and goodies worth a staggering 1.200€, exciting contest atmosphere at the Snowpark Schöneben is guaranteed, when it’s time for numerous young riders to compete against each other in a royal battle once again.
What a season kick-off at Betterpark Hochzillertal! More than one hundred riders gathered in the Zillertal on December 17th and 18th to herald the start of the snowpark season with the second Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards tourstop in the first holiday region of the Zillertal. Beside freebie freestyle coachings, also avalanche safety workshops were on top of the agenda for the popular snowboard amateur series. In the freestyle competition, snowboarders from all over Europe were pushing the limits far beyond amateur levels.
Gian Andrea Sutter and Ariane Burri have claimed victory in the last 2016 World Rookie Tour event, staged at the Corvastch Snowpark, Switzerland.