Hotzone Park Opening Hintertux 2018

We are less than 2 weeks away from the 2018 Hotzone Opening. Starting on October 4th and ending on October 7th, anyone who is anyone will head to Hintertux to celebrate the official return of winter. As ever the park is perfectly prepared by Betterpark Hintertux, who always deliver the goods each and every season. A visit at the Opening is worthwhile: a top park, the united snowboard industry with their brand-new test material as well as fun contests and parties, which attract people from all over the place.


For years; Betterpark Hintertux has been thethe very first glacier snow park ready to shred in early autumn. This year it celebrates its 15th anniversary. Wille Kaufmann (Betterpark company) has been responsible for building and planning the park for the entire time. Again, Wille has adapted the park for this season and will present a high-quality park as usual thanks to this extensive experience. Highlight of the park will be the big jump with either a 18 or 24 m table. A one kilometre long playground with jumps, jib-elements are surely arguments enough reason alone to visit Betterpark Hintertux for the Opening.

Contests & Riders

Fun contests and sessions in the park will take place daily during the Opening kicking off with the „Alarm Clock Battle“ on Friday. The goal is to show your best trick on the Opening-feature in form of an alarm clock. „The Session of the Dudes“ is the center of attention on Saturday. Pro’s and amateur riders will battle for the awards for „Best Opening Rider“, „Best Trick“ and „Best Rookie“ and can win € 1.000 prize-money in total. Last but not least everyone can earn some pocket money on Sunday at the „Transform Cash for Trix“ Session showing off the most creative tricks. The „Kids Shred“ is planned for both Saturday and Sunday. Ästhetiker veteran Steve Gruber as well as Burton team rider Marko Grilc themselves will coach the riders of tomorrow. Registration for kids can be found here: Next to Marko Grilc, riders like local hero Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri, Seppe Smits, Klaudia Medlova, Rowan Coultas and more are expected to attend.

Hintertux is looking good.
Photo: Sam Oetiker


Also the snowboard industry is getting ready for the Opening with their brand-new demo fleet of boards, boots and bindings. Riders have the chance to test products from Burton Snowboards, Libtech, Gnu, Roxy, Bent Metal, Salomon, Äsmo, 686, Bataleon Snowboards, Lobster Snowboards, Slash Snowboards, Switchback Bindings, Melon Optics, Capita, Union, Deeluxe, Nidecker Snowboards, FLOW Bindings Never Summer, Flux, Sims, Head Snowboards, konvoi snowboards and Stranda Snowboards. 

Brands galore
Photo: Sam Oetiker

Next to the action on the mountain the Opening stands for fun parties with good tunes to entertain the party crowd in Tux and Hintertux from Thursday to Saturday.

Details and Updates for the Park Opening are available on, as well as on Facebook or Instagram, #hotzoneopening. Rooms can be booked here:

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