Snowballwar 2010 inside the Sajas Diedamspark

On Saturday the time had come: The Snowballwar 2010 went off with spectacular freestyle and turned the Sajas Diedamspark into the centre for the Austrian Ski- and Snowboard community.

Snowballwar im Diedamspark.  Foto: Sebi MadlenerA couple of hours earlier, the shape- and organizations- crew had to face a really bad weather forecast and 40cm fresh snow in the morning, which they handled so seamlessly that the Sajas Diedamspark presented itself from its best side at the animating tunes of DJ Mr. Ichibon and the cheerful speaker MC Lix.

Despite the bad weather, the photo- and filmsession which was arranged for 11am – 13pm could be pulled through and some really stunning and impressive tricks such as backside rodeos 540 on the small kickerline took place, which can be seen from now on within the galleries on

Afterwards, also the pro-coaching went off in this fashion. Sajas Teamrider and pro coach Joris Dorn commented: “Many young and particularly highly motivated rider were there, so that we could try a great variety of tricks. Although the weather was quite bad for the first time at the Snowballwar, the folks didn’t care at all and so the session was really good!”

There was such a rush at the pro coaching so that we had to divide into 3 groups of skiers and 2 groups of snowboarders, 5 coaches and around 40 riders in total. Due to the bad weather conditions, the big kickerline was hardly rideable, which could not bother the good atmosphere and mood of the participants.

The physical wellbeing of the visitors was secured by a delicious barbecue at the grill at the snowpark are. Thirsty ones could find a horde of Rauch ice-teas next to inviting deck-chairs available for a perfect chill-out.

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