By: Matt Masson November 22, 2022

On Friday November 25, 2022, SNOWFEST INNSBRUCK will kick off with FREESKI FRIDAY Jam Session in front of Tiroler Landestheater.

A one-of-a-kind urban set-up will be constructed over a two-storey scaffolding frame covered by recycled snow – directly in front of the theater. The list of invited athletes is insane and includes 2019 Slopestyle World Champion James Woods (GB), 2021 X-Games silver medalist Ferdinand Dahl (NOR), Ryan Stevenson (USA), Chris McCormick (GB) and Torge Nagel (GER). The jam session is in the heart of Innsbruck just underneath Nordkette. The local crowd will be cheering for Austrian Matej Svancer, who won his first world cup a year ago.  Marco Ladner, Austria’s youngest Olympian, will participate as well as Laura Wallner.  The best rider of the session will win a Wildcard for Red Bull Playstreets in Bad Gastein in February 2023. 

Chris McCormick´s on the list and in with a chance of winning that wildcard! Photo Matt McCormick

This is currently the list of confirmed riders:


Matej Svancer AUT

James Woods GBR

Ferdinand Dahl NOR

Ryan Stevenson USA

Chris McCormick GBR

Torge Nagel GER

Ralph Welponer ITA

Édouard Therriault CAN

Dan Hanka CZE

Noah Schallert AUT

Julius Forer AUT

David Wolf AUT

Noah Strack AUT

Marco Ladner AUT

Alex Hackel SWE

Vito Backhausen GER

Stephan Hudeček CZE

Simon Germiniani AUT

Laura Wallner is one of a talented bunch of ladies at Freeski Friday Photo:@danimayrhofer


Laura Wallner AUT

Tereza Korabova CZE

Alia Eichinger GER

Rosina Friedel GER

The central element of SnowFest Innsbruck is the Winter Sports Village. Freeski, snowboard, alpine skiing, bob, skeleton, ski jumping, luge, ice hockey or ice stick shooting: the Winter Sports Village presents a big variety of winter sports on Saturday and Sunday and offers easy access. Get to know them and try them out on various stations, on the simulator, on the mat or on snow. Find Freeski Austria together with Freeski Innsbruck at their booth in the Winter Sports Village. The sportive program is rounded off by the legendary Rock A Rail Snowboard Contest with the international premiere of the event. SnowFest Innsbruck is accessible free of charge.


Friday, Nov. 25

17:00 – 18:45 | Freeski Friday Jam Session 

Saturday, Nov. 26

10:00 – 18:45 | SnowFest Winter Sports Village

14:00 – 18:45 | Rock A Rail Snowboard Contest

Sunday, Nov. 27

10:00 – 15:00 | SnowFest Winter Sports Village

Organizers and ASA are grateful for the support of the following partners: Innsbruck Tourismus, Stadt Innsbruck, Land Tirol, Faction, Burton, Stiegl, Blue Tomato, Kahlbacher and Tiroler Versicherung.