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Hintertux glacier kicks off winter 2021/22 in early September with the first Snow park to open in Europe

Hotzone Park Opening Hintertux 2021 takes place
from 30.09.-03.10.21

Many things are changing, but the annual Park Opening in Hintertux remains a constant. Hintertux glacier invites to the first Park Opening of the winter from September 30th – October 3rd, 2021. It is the 17th edition of the event, traditionally kicking off the snowboard-season.


The Park Opening is a fixed date in the calendar of many pro snowboarders, industry-representatives, media, and snowboard-enthusiasts to start into the winter with like- minded people. The Opening offers something for everybody.

Obviously, it’s all about riding in the Betterpark Hintertux, as always built and maintained by Willle Kaufmann and his team (Betterparks company). This autumn Betterpark Hintertux is most likely again the first snow park in Europa to open in early September. The park itself is suitable for pro riders as well as freestyle beginners, as it offers various lines. During the Opening the park is the perfect playground to test the brand-new hardgoods from the snowboard-industry attending.


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Local pro rider Werni Stock hosts the “Werni Stock Invitational” for the third time, it will be the first Big Air Session of the season.

Betterpark Hintertux will be ready!

17 years Hotzone opening hintertux


Hotzone Opening Hintertux 2020 – Highlights

Werni Stock Invitational – Awards:
Best Rookie – Moritz Amsuess (AUT)
Best Style – Torgeir Bergrem (NOR)
Best Trick – Clemens Millauer (AUT) – Frontside 14 Tailgrab
Best Rider – Ethan Morgan (AUT) &
Mons Roisland (NOR)

Metal Battle Rail Contest hosted by SANE! Snowboarding – Awards:
Best Line – Moritz Amsuess (AUT) & Markus Olimstad (NOR)
Best Trick – Zoltran Strcula (SVK)
Best Girl – Jenise Spiteri (USA)
Best Overall – Stuart Innes (UK)
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The kids shred Includes:


Kids Shred with Marko Grilc and Steve Gruber including a Pleasure Cover Shoot with photographer Markus „Fischi“ Fischer at Betterpark Hintertux





30.09. - 03.10.2021
at betterpark Hintertux

Cash for tricks

Heavy wind made it impossible to ride the park or run the Metal Battle Rail Contest hosted by SANE!Snowboarding on Friday and Saturday. For Sunday the weather didn’t really got better, but the jibbers decided to still hit the rails, which were built close by Tuxer Fernerhaus. Pro riders and amateurs were in good spirits and showed crazy tricks on these features despite most adverse conditions. The daring show of the rail specialists was the perfect end of this year’s Park Opening. 

As two days of the Opening were literally blown away with the wind, Hintertux Glacier came up with a great opportunity for all snowboard enthusiasts to test the latest gear from snowboard brands and ride betterpark Hintertux from October 17th – 18th. A good reason for another trip to Hintertux – the best park and the best material ready for you to ride. 

Organizers are implementing all official Covid-19 requirements to make sure the weekend is safe and carefree for everyone involved. It is important though that every visitor is also taking over self-responsibility and contributing. Solidarity and paying an eye to current measures will make it a relaxed winter kick-off. Schedule changes are possible, depending on potential new official requirements.