At least four more Alpine glacier ski areas are due to open over the next few weeks, before the end of September, doubling the number currently open.  Most have plans for season opening weekends, when they offer next season’s kit to test and unveil their new autumn park set ups.

At Hintertux in Tirol, the only Austrian ski area that stays open year round, the boards have been  taken out of the basement, the tuning station is set up in the garage and the wardrobe is stocked for autumn:

In just a few weeks, the snowboard community will start the new winter season with the Hintertux Park Opening set for October 6 – 8 this year.

As usual, the setup offers something for everyone, from beginners to professionals, they all find what they are looking for at Betterpark Hintertux. Cruise through the park on the new models of the snowboard brands that are exhibiting their new demo fleet at the Fernerhaus and invite you to a free demo.

This autumn Werni Stock, local pro rider and Hintertux ambassador, comes up with something new and creates Werni’s Transfer Games. This will include a team session on the big jump with additional opportunities to take off.

In addition, for the third time the SANE! Snowboarding crew will host the Metal Battle at the valley station. The name speaks for itself – because the riders really give everything to conquer the rail features with as much style as possible. The spectacle will be rounded off with a live concert by Sempre Caoz.

The Movie Premiere Night in the Tux Center offers a very special treat this year, as Clemens Millauer, professional rider and filmmaker, is presenting his latest project for the very first time. Among the movie protagonists are well-known names such as Austria’s Big Air Olympic Champion Anna Gasser, Werni Stock, Tom Tramnitz and Gigi Rüf. As always, the little ones have the chance to participate at the Kids Shred for some tips from the pro’s and a cool DJ workshop.

Photo-Credits: @becknaphoto @jukkampehkonen