Industry and event happenings
In a few days the snowboard-community gathers in Hintertux for the very first park opening of the season. For the 18th time pro-riders, amateurs and members of the snowboard industry meet to kick off the new winter season with the Hintertux Park Opening. The snowboarders take over the Tux valley from September 30th – October 3rd. Winter has returned just in time with first fresh snow on the mountains of Tyrol.
Moritz Amsuess at the 2021 Hintertux Park Opening.
23 Sep 2022
Snowboarder Ben Ferguson makes his directorial debut, bringing together an elite crew of the world’s best riders, chasing storms and transitions, in a film that will inspire viewers to get out and ride.
Travis Rice rides in Alaska, USA in January, 2022.
17 Sep 2022
Here are the full program details for this year's FFF. It's running from 4 to 17 November 2022 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Levi Luggen stars in Gale, seen here in Valais, Switzerland.
16 Sep 2022
Freeride athletes took centre stage at the Winter Games NZ today with The North Face Frontier four-star competition delivering all the thrills and spills in this exciting big mountain event held at The Remarkables Ski Field in Queenstown. The 50-strong start list featured some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders, all ready to throw down in the fiercely steep and exposed terrain of the Alta Chutes.
Roland Morley-Brown in action at The North Face Frontier 4* at the Remarkable's, Winter Games 2022.
8 Sep 2022
Here's the FIS ANC Park and Pipe Snowboard Wrap Up...
Chaeun Lee owning the halfpipe in the qualifiers on 1st September.
6 Sep 2022
Snowboarders invited from September 30th – October 3rd, 2022
31 Aug 2022
The big stage for freestyle sport and urban music is nearly upon us...
Reira Iwabuchi at Big Air Chur 2021.
11 Aug 2022
Winter Games NZ is thrilled to announce the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event is back in 2022. The Games will include 16 events across alpine, freeride and freestyle (park and pipe) disciplines between the 27th August and 11th September.
Zoi Sadwoski-Synnott competing at the Winter Games NZ Obsidian in 2020 at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
7 Jul 2022
For the 9th time, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY has been touring across the Zillertal again last season. After the popular Snowboard Amateur Series had to be cancelled the previous winter, up-and-coming snowboarding talents from all over Europe were happily attending the tour in 2021/2022 again. The glorious overall tour winners were finally crowned new Kings and Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY at the last tour stop on Hintertux Glacier.
Overall Men's King Till Strohmeyer (AUT).
16 Jun 2022
Crowning of the new Kings and Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY at Betterpark Hintertux – Hintertux Glacier- Tux-Finkenberg has taken place.
Group shot by drone.
29 Apr 2022
During the Easter weekend, April 16 - 17, the international finals of Red Bull Hammers with Homies contest were held in Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy. Surrounded by magnificent views, the athletes challenged each other in two team comps during the intense weekend of sport, adrenaline and music: rail contest on Saturday and slopestyle on Sunday.
Alex Lotorto, Davide Boggio and Nick Puenter compete as team Dust at Red Bull Hammers With Homies in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy on April 17, 2022
28 Apr 2022
Betterpark Hintertux up at Hintertux glacier is getting ready for the SPRING PARK SESSIONS. From April 23rd onwards, the freestyle community is welcome once more to discover the park setup. Until June 6th, the park will be shaped daily to provide best conditions for all riders, who haven’t had enough of winter yet. The park is calling, with good snow conditions at the glacier right now.
The shaping crew will be working daily up until June 6th - so go make the most of their awesome park!
19 Apr 2022
Rice & Elena Hight Crowned 2022 Natural Selection Tour Champions. Alaska marks the historic completion of the Natural Selection Tour. Watch the finale of the innovative next generation, all-mountain freestyle tour “as live” on NaturalSelectionTour.com
Hana Beaman on her way to triumph during YETI Natural Selection Alaska.
14 Apr 2022
A backcountry camp on an Alaskan glacier - the 12 best all-mountain, freestyle snowboarders in the world go head-to-head in competition. Watch to see who is crowned the 2022 Natural Selection Tour champion.
Mikkel Bang on course!
13 Apr 2022
Revolutionary snowpark design and world-class athleticism converged last week at the unconventional action-sports happening known as The Nines presented by Falken, where a week of freestyle ski and snowboard action in Crans-Montana, Switzerland culminated in the stunning moment when 16-year-old Japanese snowboarder Hiroto Ogiwara landed the world’s first backside 2160. Ogiwara’s groundbreaking trick and other standout ski & snowboard performances at The Nines were honored at last night’s Riders Awards ceremony.
Hiroto Ogiwara Lands World’s First 2160 at The Nines 2022.
10 Apr 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 will be a day long remembered in snowboarding. Within minutes of each other, Japanese snowboarder Reira Iwabuchi landed the world’s first frontside triple 1260 by a woman, followed shortly afterwards by the second-ever women’s cab triple 1260 from Canadian Laurie Blouin. Both feats took place at The Nines ski and snowboard progression session in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
A huge leap forward for snowboarding as the World’s First Frontside Triple 1260 by a Woman was landed by Reira Iwabuchi at The Nines in Crans-Montana.
7 Apr 2022
The great tour Final of the 9th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards and Blue Tomato will be happening at Hintertux Glacier on April 23rd and 24th 2022. With this season´s final stage of Zillertal´s most popular snowboard amateur series, the Betterpark Hintertux will be starting into the best season of the year: the spring session.
Stop 4 is going down on April 23rd and 24th 2022 at Hintertux Glacier - Tux-Finkenberg. Pictured: Fricz Botond flying high back in 2020.
The Nines presented by Falken are back and blasting in beautiful Crans-Montana, Switzerland for an historic 30th edition of the unconventional action-sports event series. On the heights of the Plaine Morte Glacier at 2,800 meters in elevation, the Nines have once again created a stunning vision of futuristic snowpark design. Now, it’s time for an elite squad of world-class skiers and snowboarders to spend the next five days exploring its myriad possibilities. Join Andri Ragettli, Sarah Hoefflin, Laurie Blouin, Hailey Langland and the rest of the crew as they drop into the The Nines 2022 in the GoPro Course Preview.
Hiroto Ogiwara in action on Day 1 of The Nines.
6 Apr 2022
Let’s get to know the new World Rookie Champions! Riders from all over the world met in Austria, in a perfectly adapted Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, for a unique sports and lifestyle event, in a great international scenario. The program of 2022 World Rookie Finals included Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinners, workshops with Viva con Aqua, Yoga, MonEpic workshop, and more.
World Rookie Snowboard Finals opening ceremony spread love and an international message of peace: in the centre of the rider's heart, the Black Yeti stands with the Ukrainian flag.
5 Apr 2022
Mia Brookes (GBR) and Frank Jobin (CAN) have won the new snowboard event in Kühtai, Austria
Leon Gütl gaps the rail at the Red Bull Rail Yard in Kühtai on Friday 1st April 2022.
4 Apr 2022
Red Bull Hammers with Homies returns with the international final in Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy. On April 16th and 17th, crews from all over Europe will land in the spectacular Ursus Snowpark, to earn the honor and the hammer of victory.
1 Apr 2022
The Snowboard and Freeski World Cup Corvatsch in Silvaplana ended on Sunday with the spectacular snowboarding Slopestyle Final. For the second time in a row snowboarders finished their FIS World Cup season at Corvatsch. Anna Gasser (AUT) and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) won the Slopestyle and thus the last contest of the season, both beaming about the CHF 11,250 prize money respectively.
Valentino Guseli showing how slopestyle's done at the World Cup Corvatsch - he flew into third place on the podium.
28 Mar 2022
Kühtai (AUT) is ready for this end of season snowboard highlight - the Red Bull Rail Yard running from March 31st – April 2nd, 2022
Red Bull Rail Yard Premiere in Kühtai (AUT) - 31/03 - 2/4/22
24 Mar 2022
The World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See Salzburg are just around the corner, the program is set and the best young snowboarders from all over the world are ready to land in Austria. The program of 2022 World Rookie Finals will include many lifestyle activities as social dinners, different workshops with Viva con Aqua, Save Shred, Monepic Workshop and more.