Ästhetiker Winter Mäsh MEGA POST


The inaugural Ästhetiker Winter MÄSH presented by G-Shock is a wrap. With the first edition of the unique music, art and snowboard happening, the resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm in Austria and as every Ästhetiker Jam, the MÄSH was an amalgamation of the elements music, art and snowboard happening; a focus on the fundamental ethos of board sports culture - the crews!

Burton crew in das haus, Werni Stock & TM extraordinaire Hasi. Photo: Chriso

Burton crew in das haus, Werni Stock & TM extraordinaire Hasi. Photo: Chriso

Djuuuude, it's Chris "CK" Kröll! Photo: Chriso

Djuuuude, it's Chris "CK" Kröll! Photo: Chriso

It was fuckin' DUMPING during the finals. Photo: Chriso

It was fuckin' DUMPING during the finals. Photo: Chriso

Max Buri drinks beer & tomato head Clemens Schattschneider says "up yer butt with a coconut". Photo: Chriso

Max Buri drinks beer & tomato head Clemens Schattschneider says "up yer butt with a coconut". Photo: Chriso

The lady who makes it all happen: our homegirl Pia Schroeter with Zimtstern's Simone. We love you, Pia! Photo: Chriso

The lady who makes it all happen: our homegirl Pia Schroeter with Zimtstern's Simone. We love you, Pia! Photo: Chriso


Intern meets Legend: Mr. Ästhetiker Steve Gruber & Method's Franzi. Photo: Chriso

Intern meets Legend: Mr. Ästhetiker Steve Gruber & Method's Franzi. Photo: Chriso


Ästhetiker events have become famous for their "gang bang"-style team formats, and this has again been front and center at the inaugural Winter MÄSH, featuring 2-man hit squads. Twelve invited teams met four qualified teams for the 16-team head-to-head knockout nighttime finals on Friday. Despite heavy snowfall and freakin' crazy icy conditions on course, a great audience showed up to watch the action at the Nightpark Hinterglemm. The riders were doubling down on all the features,  with rail wizardry meeting air time on the slopestyle setup featuring the ‘Fiat Triple Down,’ the ‘Vans Double Booter,’ the ‘G-Shock Block’ and the renowned Red Bull end-section.
Roland Tschoder flings a fully flared backie during a triples line! Photo: Mike Wechselberger

Roland Tschoder flings a fully flared backie during a triples line! Photo: Mike Wechselberger


Winning team "Blue YMC Tomato" getting misty on the Vans Double Booter. Photo: Mike Wechselberger

Winning team "Blue YMC Tomato" getting misty on the Vans Double Booter. Photo: Mike Wechselberger


UFO hitting the G-Shock pole jam's G-spot. Photo: Mike Wechselberger

UFO hitting the G-Shock pole jam's G-spot. Photo: Mike Wechselberger

Michi Stanschitz with the textbook Miller flip on the Red Bull end-section. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Michi Stanschitz with the textbook Miller flip on the Red Bull end-section. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


The battlefield narrowed to three teams fighting it out in the Super Finals. Finnish double force Team KBR, comprised of Janne Lipsanen and Sami Luhtanen, took the first spot on the podium. Austrian snowboard stars Mathias Weissenbacher and Clemens Schattschneider snagged second with their team Blue YMC Tomato. Philipp Gruber and Thomas Minichberger completed the podium with their team GM, wth Michi Stanschitz winning the Most Valuable Rider of the competition.
Ladies and gentlemen, your judges for the evening. Photo: Chriso

Ladies and gentlemen, your judges for the evening. Photo: Chriso

Two-man teams make for a crowded podium. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Two-man teams make for a crowded podium. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Smiles for miles for 3rd place finisher Philipp Gruber. Photo: Chriso

Smiles for miles for 3rd place finisher Philipp Gruber. Photo: Chriso


MVP Stani won a can of beer! Well-deserved, buddy. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

MVP Stani won a can of beer! Well-deserved, buddy. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


All the results:

Art
Dedicated walls of Hinterglemm, a Fiat 500 and other creative surfaces were turned into an interactive art space.  Artists  from  !OnArt.eu, Mafia, Biocut and Fresh Max (aka Saim) were joined by Nic Ripz from the BlamBlamBlam Graffiti Gallery in Zurich for one big creative session, with a number of new pieces the result of this cataclysm of art Flo Breitfuss and his team from glemmart.at created the snowboard contest winner's trophies in a live carving session which took place during the event.
ionart getting freaky. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

ionart getting freaky. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Fiat 500 gets tricked out! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Fiat 500 gets tricked out! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Yep, we slapped a METHOD sticker on there. Yep, blatant self-promotion, so sue us. Photo: Chriso

Yep, we slapped a METHOD sticker on there. Yep, blatant self-promotion, so sue us. Photo: Chriso

Carving out the trophies for the snowboard event. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Carving out the trophies for the snowboard event. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


For the first time at a snowboard contest, Whiteout Golfing Bunker 's Up! Tour and the Alpine Palace presented the Longest Drive Golf Challenge during the BIG BÄSH AT THE WINTER MÄSH. Held on a full-sized golf simulator, riders, media and special guests had the chance to demonstrate their ball whacking abilities with real clubs and real balls. In the Super Finals of sixteen ambitious golfers, Peter Koenract from Holland took the top spot with 273 meters, while Australia's favorite son Drew Stevenson took second with 261 meters.
A true Renaissance man with a permanent grin: rider/judge/3rd place golfer Björn Hartweger. Photo: Chriso

A true Renaissance man with a permanent grin: rider/judge/3rd place golfer Björn Hartweger. Photo: Chriso

Disappointing 2nd place for Drew, but he had the best outfit & stance hands down. Photo: Chriso

Disappointing 2nd place for Drew, but he had the best outfit & stance hands down. Photo: Chriso


Golf wieners at the Big Bäsh at the Winter Mäsh! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Golf wieners at the Big Bäsh at the Winter Mäsh! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


Music
Three days of musical mayhem kicked off on Wednesday with the infamous Red Bull Brandwagen Street Party bringing The Ruff Pack featuring Holunder (Blumentopf) to the streets of Saalbach Hinterglemm. Right after, the Desperados x Vice x Winter MÄSH Opening Party presented The New Tower Generation feat. DJ Buzz in the Älternative Location – the Glemmerkeller. It was a raucous good time, I tell ya!
The Ruff Pack feat Blumentopf's Holunder rocked da streetz of Saalbach. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

The Ruff Pack feat Blumentopf's Holunder rocked da streetz of Saalbach. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Shit got sloppy at the Vice Party at the Glemmerkelller. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Shit got sloppy at the Vice Party at the Glemmerkelller. Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


Thursday Night 's FM4 Club featured the mighty Stereo MCs vs Bam (Jungle Brothers) Dueling DJ Set, supported by DJ Chrisfader and DJ Testa at the Der Schwarzacher. Austrian hip-hop crew Texta was the headlining act on site, honoring 20 years of Texta and Ästhetiker history with a free open air concert backed by the S.K. Ambassadors after the Friday night snowboard finals in a crazy snow storm. The winners celebrated with the 10% rule until the early morning at the Official Winter MÄSH Äfter Party at Der Schwarzacher.
Stereo MC's vs. Jungle Brothers fired up the crowd, Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Stereo MC's vs. Jungle Brothers fired up the crowd, Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Pretty disturbing dude. Or girl? We're still not sure... Photo: Chriso

Pretty disturbing dude. Or girl? We're still not sure... Photo: Chriso

Foodcourt gangstas in full effect. Photo: Chriso

Foodcourt gangstas in full effect. Photo: Chriso

Seems he didn't like the party so much... Or was it too much? Photo: Chriso

Seems he didn't like the party so much... Or was it too much? Photo: Chriso


Austrian hip hop legends Texta on stage after Friday's snowboard super finals. Happy 20th anniversary, dudes! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger

Austrian hip hop legends Texta on stage after Friday's snowboard super finals. Happy 20th anniversary, dudes! Photo: Lars Baerenfaenger


All in all it was a pretty awesome debut for the Ästhetiker Winter MÄSH presented by G-Shock in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Thank you to Pia Schroeter and the Aesthetikers for the awesome good times, see you all at next year's event!

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