37. KTO 2022 powered by Monster Energy KAUNERTAL OPENING “extended version” New KTO format on 2 weekends in autumn!
The Kaunertal Glacier, i.e. the Kaunertal Snowpark, is once again taking a sustainable approach and adapting its opening concept to the well-known climate situation. This year the event will take place on 2 weekends. The starting signal falls in mid-October with the “Jib’n’Playground Edition”. About a month later, part two of the opening will follow in mid-November with the “1st Kaunertal Testival Open & the Snowpark Days”. Both weekends offer in the usual KTO manner a big program with a lot of “Cash4Tricks” and cool side events.
Under the motto “Enjoy the mountain with responsibility”, the organizers around the renowned Kaunertal Opening thus continue their flexible, authentic and sustainable concept. The Kaunertal Glacier has been pursuing an economic path based on the careful use of natural resources for quite some time. For many years, the Snowpark Kaunetal has been built on glacier-free ground from natural snow and old snow reserves. The mindful handling of nature is in focus. The precipitation of the past winter could by far not be compared to those in previous years and therefore the opening concept is adapted. The snowpark will be built as soon as snow conditions allow. However, the season will be traditionally rung in with the beloved snowboard and freeski scene in mid-October and a Jib Event Deluxe. Then in November part two of the event series follows with the 1st Kaunertal Testival Open & the Snowpark Days. This adapted solution is enormously appreciated by the industry and all stakeholders and both events are definitely worth a trip to Kaunertal.
Jib´n´Playground Edition Extended – 15. & 16. Oktober 2022
With the “Jib’n’Playground Edition Event” the snowpark invites this year with an “extended” version of the well-known Jib’n’Playground around the terrace of the glacier restaurant. As the name suggests, the setup will be extended this year and provided with several hike rail options, from session area to public lines. On top of that, all snowskate fans will get their money’s worth with their own snowskate course. Decks for rent are of course also available. If you bring your own, you are safe! It also makes sense to bring your skate board. A new skate ramp will be built for the opening. The sessions will again pour out “cash for tricks” in the usual manner. Among others, at the “Sane Crew Opening Session” on Saturday 1.000,– Euro will be awarded. At the “Völkl Goodies & Cash for Tricks Session powered by Prime Skiing”, 500,– Euro in cash will be given away to the riders, in addition to the rich prizes from Völkl. At the “Best Trick Snowskate Session incl. Dj Sundowner” the Saturday will end with great beats until the sun disappears behind the Weisseespitze.
With “best Trick” it continues on Sunday. At the “Downdays “500 Bucks” best Trick Session, no less than 500,– Euro will be paid out to the best trick. Has never existed like this before. The “Girls only” Cash 4 Trick Session by Shred Unit is also a highlight on Sunday. Already last year the level of the girls session was enormous and you can be curious how the session will develop again this year. At the “Get your last cash mixed Sesh” powered by Templeton everybody can participate and get the last pocket money for the trip home. All sessions are of course open to everyone. And of course, if “Frau Holle” allows, the #naturerun will open this weekend alongside these many shred options. After the last snowfalls in the mountains, the omens for this look good. There will also be a park – hell yeah!
1. Kaunertal Testival Open & Snowpark Days – 19. & 20. November 2022
This is the title for part 2 of this year’s opening series and behind it is the highlight event of the Kaunertal “Fallruns” with an enormous program offer for everyone. The Testival Area directly at the entrance to the lift has always been unparalleled and will offer more than 40 of the hottest brands of the snowboard and ski brands on the event weekend. Simply come to the accreditation with your ID and try out the dream setup of the season. As a special promotion, the unique “Win your favorite Test Kit” raffle will be held among all “test participants”. This means that you can actually win your personal test kit as an early Christmas present. Simply cool.
Open sessions will be held in the park on both days and in addition to Djs at the Testival “city”, there will also be cool side events this weekend such as yoga sessions on the mountain, pumptrack course, skate ramp, balance board park and much more. To give you even more reasons to book the whole weekend, the repeat of the Movie Premiere Night with the hottest movie premieres of the year will take place on Saturday evening in the valley. In addition to international films, the premiere of the “Gaptastic Voyage – Kaunertal Roadgap by Downdays” clip will also take place. Surely a “must see” of this year. And yes, the signs are good that there will also be an adequate party again. Hell yeah!
The certainly perfect conditions at the end of November invite you to test and / or simply go “shredding” a weekend. So put this date in your diary right now.
The thoroughly plausible and authentic event concept change is to be welcomed, and both event weekends offer an enormously strong range of programs. We as a medium will definitely be there. All further information about the events can be found on our channels or on the official channels of the Snowpark Kaunertal and Kaunertal Glacier.