The last stop of the QParks Tour 2015/16 until the grand final was certainly an event of its own class
Bluebird, excited newcomers and a full house at the chill area, all the ingredients you need were present. Park designer Andreas Stoll and his crew left nothing untried to create a top-notch setup from all natural snow. They’d definitely succeeded when they put up the familiar, beloved pink obstacles at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn.
The name SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn already speaks for itself – while making your way up to the park via the gondola, the view over the vast, unadulterated area is worth the visit alone. Surrounded by steep rock walls, countless paragliders and a panorama that even makes the hearts of die-hard shredders beat faster, the trip to the top of the mountain itself becomes a unique experience.
Contest à la Carte: Sun, Natural Snow and a Sick Setup
Even before the contest kicked off, numerous visitors had thrown their jackets in the corner and put plenty of sun lotion on their faces – the sun was shining so brightly that a couple of riders even were spotted sporting tank tops. Due to the glorious weather, the QParks Tour Stop turned out to be an even more amazing premiere, especially for the many newcomers. After all of the riders had slipped over their jerseys everything was set for the contest. Time to start warming up!
The setup was shaped from 100% natural snow, designed in hot pink and consisted of two kickers of 8 and 10 meters and a 6 meter wallride. In typical QParks manner, each rider had two runs in the qualification round of which the better one counted as a possible ticket to the finals. After an exciting neck-and-neck race, it was time for a short break, during which the riders and the viewers relaxed and enjoyed a couple of hot dogs and drinks at the chill area. Reloaded; after the current ranking was announced in front of the cheering crowd, it was time for the finals to kick off. First rider droppin‘ in!
In the FREESKI MEN category, Tobias Fuhrer proved his shred skills, although he didn’t just end up on the top of the podium. He also managed to bag the best trick when he nailed a Switch Invert 5! The second place went to Thomas Eymann who was closely followed by Nico Martin. Ron Bohren definitely earned the gold medal in the FREESKI GROMS MEN competition, while Noe Christinat and Tobias Mahrer also showed off some sick moves and grabbed the silver and bronze medals. The lucky winners shared a cash prize of 3600 CHF and plenty of cool goodies by Amplifi, Neff and Anon!