On February 22nd and 23rd 2014, the inaugural Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards reached its peak with the 4th and final tour-stop in Mayrhofen. The legit Vans Penken Park welcomed riders with blue skies and perfect conditions just in time for the slopestyle finals on Sunday. Snowboarders of all age groups participated and made this final tour-stop a great session. The kids, girls, amatures and pros ripped the park with style and made it an exciting freestyle competition to watch. In the Groms class 13-year-old Talha Karakova from Germany won the gold medal. In the Girls competition the skills of the German shredder named Martina Zollner landed her in first. The talented Englishmen and Zillertal seasoner Jamie Trinder took Best Trick with his switch backside 900 and came out on top of the podium in the Men´s category as well. Hailing from a village named Buch just outside the Zillertal valley, the 8-year-old Kris Havaux ripped his way to the title of “Best Grom of the Day.”
The very last tour-stop and final event of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards went off on February 22nd and 23rd at the Vans Penken Park in Mayrhofen. The fresh-falling snow and a limited visibility did not stop the riders from learning new tricks and having fun during the Saturday pro-coaching sessions with Steve Gruber, Chris Kroell and Friedl Kolar.
Saturday Night´s Ästhetiker party at the Scotland Yard Pub in Mayrhofen was rocking from the sounds of DJ Saund and DJ Be Fantana. There was good vibes all night and the VÄLLEY RÄLLEY final-party crowd kept it raging and dancing until the early morning.
The big finals were on the cards for Sunday. Just in time for the slopestyle contest, the perfectly shaped Vans Penken Park showed itself with nice light, blue skies and sunshine. On Penken’s advanced line, all the kids, girls and men who participated threw down an exciting slopestyle competition. A victory for all among themselves.
The winners of the 4th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards tourstop:
1. Talha Karakova (GER)
2. Jan Rovensky (CZE)
3. Noah Vicktor (GER)
1. Martina Zollner (GER
2. Annika Morgan (GER)
3. Agnieszka Rusin (POL)
1. Jamie Trinder (GBR)
2. Rowan Coultas (GBR)
3.Toms Petrusevics (LAT)
Best Trick Ripper: Jamie Trinder, Best Grom of the Day: Kris Havaux (AUT)
Groms, girls and men stacked-up prize money and goods from Ride Snowboards, Leatherman and Hotzone.tv.
Partners of the 4. Tourstop: Zillertal.at, Ride Snowboards, Leatherman, Red Bull, Hotzone.tv, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Tourism Association Mayrhofen, N.ASA, Grillhof Alm
Vans Penken Park with XXL setup open until April 2014 Once again another great Ästhetiker happening celebrated it’s world premiere at the Vans Penken Park. Until the end of the season, Mayrhofen´s XXL park is and will be the place to be for all freestylers and some the best international riders, film crews and teams get together to ride and train on all six lines of the Vans Penken Park. A crew of ten talented shapers cater daily to the needs of perfectly shaped lips and obstacles on the pro, advanced, medium, beginner kids and jib-lines. All info about the Vans Penken Park at www.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com.
Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards: Crowning of the Tour Champions With the results totaled from all four events including the finals in Mayrhofen added up, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY overall rankings are confirmed. Czech rookie-rider Jan Rovensky rules the Groms category with the highest score. After the final tour-stop prize giving he was crowned Prince of the VÄLLEY at the Grillhof Alm and also wins a starting spot for the World Rookie Finals. German female shredder Martina Zollner did not only claim the tourstop title, but also was crowned Queen of the VÄLLEY. The Overall Tour Champion crown goes to local Mayrhofen rider Alex Walch. He is the very first King of the VÄLLEY and retains the scepter in the Zillertal.
All three Overall Champions were honored with one of the highly coveted starting spots in the National Championships N.ASA Shred Down Austrian Masters Slopestyle. 7-year-old Fabian Nehring got finally awarded “Most impressive Grom of the Tour.” Big congratulations to all!
The OVERALL VÄLLEY RÄLLEY Champions:
Prince of the VÄLLEY: Jan Rovensky (CZE) Queen of the VÄLLEY: Martina Zollner (GER) King of the VÄLLEY: Alex Walch (AUT)
Most impressive Grom of the Tour: Fabian Finley Nehring (GER)
Gotthard Schoepf, Marketing & Sales Manager of the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen about the conclusion of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards: “With the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY, the valley has experienced another great snowboard event. Especially the combination of coaching and contest was really successful and attracted a new generation of up-and-coming talents, girls and amateurs. The good implementation of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY is a perfect advertisement for the snowboard scene.”