All pictures by Felix Pirker / Copyright QParks
One meter of fresh powder was challenging the shapers of the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn just before the eighth QParks Tour 2016/17 was about to go down. So they grabbed their shovels and began with the Hercules task of getting the park contest-ready. The effort paid off. On Saturday March 11, 2017 the riders met in the sunny SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn 2,400 meters above sea level to glorify the imposing backdrop with their best tricks.
The previous week delivered a ginormous load of fresh snow in the Bernese Oberland region. This resulted in a big challenge for park designer Andreas Stoll and his crew, as the Oakley Schilthorn Open were meant to take place on March 11. With heaps of motivation, a lot of shovel movement and the necessary load of Swiss serenity the guys created a contest line of-a-kind. Consequently Ändu Stoll seemed pretty satisfied after the contest: “I received very positive feedback from the riders, which made me truly happy after such a work intense day.”
A unique backdrop, goodies from Radix, Oakley, Amplifi, Pinetime Clothing and QParks as well as prize money in a total value of 1,800 CHF was waiting for the Swiss freestylers. Hence a second call wasn’t necessary to get the best out of all freeskiers.
The best Twin Tippers
Thomas Eymann from Interlaken treated himself to the first place, prize money and goodies on this Saturday afternoon. Obviously he was in a good mood after the award ceremony: “It was an absolutely epic day in an awesome park – what else do you want?” Loris Burn became second place and received the Best Trick title with his Switch Cork 7 Dub Japan. Florian Mühlebach made it to the third place. Belgian freeskier Katrien Aerts collected the ladies title. Robin Grossniklaus became the upand-coming freeski king ahead of Leon Ingold and Patrick Kemke.
This was the eighth QParks Freeski Tour Stop 2016/17! The show continues on March 25, 2017 at the badenova Snowpark Feldberg in Germany. All information about the tour can be found on the website or Instagram! See you there!