QParks Freeski Tourstop in Italian style: La Freestyla in the Snowpark Alta Badia

QParks Freeski Tourstop in Italian style: La Freestyla in the Snowpark Alta Badia

screen_shot_2012-04-04_at_4.28.37_pm.pngFrom QParks: On March 31st, 2012, the second last stop of the QParks Tour, “La Freestyla”, passed off in the Snowpark Alta Badia. Thrilling international battles between the Italian locals and the challengers from Austria and Germany provided for pure entertainment!

On March 31st, 2012, motivated freeskiers gathered for the “La Freestyla” contest in the Snowpark Alta Badia to collect the last important points for the QParks Tour finals. At bright sunshine, the battle between the Italian riders and their challengers from Austria and Germany was on! Thanks to the shape crew around park designer Renilla Margreiter, the setup in the Snowpark Alta Badia looked perfect despite the spring-like temperatures. The riders could show their best tricks on a Flat/Down Rail with 8 meters, 3 Kickers with a Medium and Pro jump and a Wallride-Corner combination as end-section. Unfortunately the wind gusts got stronger and stronger during the finals. In order to ensure the safety of the riders, the finals were cancelled in consultation with all parties involved. However, the good mood among all riders didn’t fade away because of the prize giving ceremony, which was carried out in the “Ciampai” lodge with relaxing beats, chilled drinks and bright sunshine.

In the category Freeski Men, the German Torge Nagel was glad about the prize money of 700€ and Arianna Tricomi from Italy won the Ladies category. The Freeski rookie Daniel Walchhofer (AUT) turned out 1st in his category and Fabian Braitsch (AUT) performed the best trick with a Switch Right-side 900. The riders were delighted about prize money of a total 1.500€ as well as nice goodies from SKI PEPPI, TSG, amplify and QParks.

But let’s see what local freeskier Ariana Tricomi has to say about her victory at the “La Freestyla” contest: „I did 3 different grabs on 3 different kickers. First and foremost, I’ve tried to make my tricks stylish and clean and to have fun – and we’ve had a lot of fun! It was the perfect day for the end of the season. It was awesome to win on my home mountain, in the Snowpark Alta Badia. In the

snowboarders’ categorie, another locals and friend of mine managed to secure the victory, which gave me great pleasure! We’re on the road a lot, of course, but for me, the park is one of the best yet, it’s just great and a lot of fun.”

After a nice day on the mountain, the party went on in the valley. In Corvara, the riders, the event crew and the friends, who had travelled along, partying until late at night!

It’s all about style and being popular!
At the Hottest Shot Voting, you can decide about the last finalist for the big voting finale until Friday! The 16 finalists of the “Most Popular Rider” voting are already fixed. On April 9th, 2012, it’ll be on: At the “Big Voting Finals”, the Most Popular Rider and the Hottest Shot finalists start from scratch and have the opportunity to collect votes until May 4th 2012. The rider and the shot that have collected the most votes in the end, can pack their bags for a 2-week stay at the Balicamp. There, they will get accommodation as well as surf coaching, a rental board and delicious food!

Super Finals at the Horsefeathers Rock the Top at Dachstein
On May 5th + 6th it’ll be on: At the big QParks Tour Finals, the best 60 freeskiers are invited to fight for the title of the QParks Tour. Nothing’s been decided yet as in the finals, the Tour points values will be tripled and therefore, pure excitement is guaranteed! Detailed information about Sleep&Ride packages as well as the side-events will be announced soon – stay tuned!

The latest information about the QParks Tour Finals can be found on the QParks Freeski Tour website as well as the Facebook Fanpage!

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