Spring in the Park Snowboarding Event

The Funpark Zugspitze is inviting riders to take part in the big spring camp on Germany’s highest mountain. The Spring in the Park event incorprates two-weeks of freestyle fun on the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, including lots of exciting free activities.

From March 31st to April 15th, 2007, freeskiers and snowboarders will be treated to free coaching, equipment tests, photo shoots, special girly offerings and an old school contest on April 7th 2007. Special offers for accommodation and lift tickets should also tempt riders to make the trip!

The Girl’s Week is a new addition to the format. Taking place from March 31 to April 6, Michelle Parker (USA) will coach the slopestyle ski girls while Martina Tscharner (SUI), Madeleine Schrank (GER) and Alex Hlawitschka (GER) will take care of the female snowboarders. In addition, from 2-6 April, a female fitness trainer will be on hand to do some warm-up stretches with the riders. Then on the evening of Thursday 5th April, the girls can meet and chill at the Get Together at Lodge Music bar near Hausberg.

Throughout the fortnight, top ski and snowboard pros of the K2 and Ride teams will advise riders on how to perfectly perform their tricks on rails and kickers. Over both weeks, the participants can lend out and test the newest ski and snowboard equipment for free at the K2 and RIDE booths: they can even try the brand new 2007/08 material!

This year, the camp will particularly embrace the beginners: a new Easy Park near the Relax & Test Area is waiting for them. In general, the set-up will be adapted to the terrain even better than last year. Plus, a professional photographer will take pictures of the participants. Later, they can download the high resolution pix of their airs and railslides free from the official event websites.

Just like last year, an old school contest will take place at the second weekend on April 7th 2007. The inscription will happen at place at the Relax & Test Area. There will be prizes for the best outfit, for the best trick and the overall winner. The judges will look for old school tricks like Handplants and Rocket Airs but also welcome a mix of old and new moves. Pros of the K2 and RIDE teams will form the jury. There’s eight twin tickets for the Zugspitze as well as prizes by K2, RIDE and Planet Earth up for grabs.

Special “sleep & ride” offers for all participants will be available from March 31 to April 15, 2007. They include two, three, five or seven overnight stays, breakfast, a ski pass and include resort tax. For more information and booking please see: and

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