24th Kaunertal Opening: Eight days to go

From October 16th until October 18th, Austria´s Kaunertal will turn into a mecca for snowboarders and freeskiers at the Kaunertal Opening 2009.

Kaunertal Opening 2009 Foto: VeranstalterEight more days to go until freeskiers and snowboarders are going to start the season in Austria with the Kaunertal Opening 2009! It´s already the 24th anniversary of the event and as special presents some wellknown names have confirmed their attendance.

The Kauntertal Opening team is very proud to announce the appearance of freeski pro Henrik Harlaut from Sweden - one of the top riders worldwide at the moment. Bene Mayr who took home two prices last year will of course be part of the contest as well as Patrick Hollaus who won the “austrian master” this season. Last year´s winner Roy Kittler joins the freeski gang together with Marlon Holzmann, Fabio Studer, Raphael Schweiger and last, but not least the ladies Lena Stoffl and local hero Eva Maria Patscheider.

Great news from Switzerland: Andri Ambühl will compete for the first time at the Kaunertal Opening!
Of course some snowboard pro’s couldn’t resist the call of the Kaunertal Opening too: be aware of pirates - as Marco “Grilo” Grilic and some other crew members are goint to be around on the mountain and of course at the movie presentation of Jolly Roger on Saturday.

Rail and jibb specialist Seppi Schoeller will make his way to Feichten from Vienna and the new Oakley team member Benny Wetscher leaves the Zillertal to take part. Additionally Stefan Falkeis and Gerome Matthieu and the ladies Conny Bleicher and Julia Baumgartner confirmed their attendance. No contest without contest addicts Seppe and Anthony Smits from Belgium.

New side events at Kaunertal Opening
Besides the testival, which is taking place in a little smaller dimension this year, the parking area is going to offer some space for action besides the slopes. The railsession is taking place on Friday already – Saturday and Sunday everybody is welcome to use the rail!

The test area wil be placed closer to the slopes and offers space to chill in sunchairs and browse in mags plus: A VJ for a new internet project is wanted! Find out more about that and how you could become the VJ at the Kauntertal Opening.

Besides skis, helmets, protectors and snowboards you will also have the possibility to rent skateboards and use the mini ramp. X-Double and Red Bull are offering you the opportunity to skate for the first time at the Kaunertal Opening.

Alongside the results of the art project “EYE 5” can be seen and on the ground floor of the “Gletscherrestaurant” a video corner and a WEE station are being installed.

All further details regarding the event on: www.kaunertal-opening.at

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