After a saying a sad goodbye to summer we reunited with Hintertux glacier like old friends at the HotzoneTV Park Opening. The excitement was bubbling, with a fine blend of serious face tanning, slush riding, board-related madness, goofy talks and brand awareness for days. Also, I hugged the liftie for doing the best job in the world, he was doing it for the community. I hope maybe one day we will be united and our love won’t be divided. I'll miss you, Mr. Liftie! Thanks to snowboarding and Hintertux for existing because our weekend was most excellent!
If you spent your last weekend on one of these mountains, you were not at the Tux Opening
THIS was the place to be!
Sebi Müller preaching GAT-CODE to the unknowing masses. Photo by Peter Rossner.
Excitement all over the place.
Daniel Tröscher’s doggie, hooded up like a Jedi. Doggie knows what's up! Photo by Pete Rossner
A lot of people got screwed this weekend.
This dude with a cigarette would have made for a smokin' Pleasure cover! Photo by Lukas Lengle.
Toeside carves are gonna make a huge come back in 2013. Lukas Lengle reporting from the frontlines.
Listen to this guy! Drew the Godfather on the horn.
Sage Kotsenburg smiling exclusively for our photographer Sophie.
Grilo gorilla steez on the back 1 nose poker off the booter.
Patric Cinca sending a FS 7 all the way back home.
Bjorn Simons stylin'. Photo by Alexander Saenen
Seppe Smits meat helicopter.
Werni Stock ready for takeoff. Check the Shot of the Week to see what happens next!
Dominic Brunner saying hi to the Method office down in Barcelona, tail snatch.
Victor de Le Rue throwing some "Fer Bleu" (Blue Steel in French)
Go Grilo, Go!
Rodeo from a UFO
Another UFO with some gooey alien style
Kevin Backstrom almost got killed in a deadly shoot out with Diggles.
Diggles reppin' in the board world.
Werni barely hanging on.
Davo Struber fresh out of the hair salon and in the park.
Homie with a back board pop out over the closeout.
Von Anus aka Flo Achenrainer showing his little turtle head.
Tobi Hartmuth warming up those early season ollie legs.
Michi Schatz aka The Don of Tyrol
Simon “The Rock” Pircher on the FS boardslide action.
Forum team buddies getting some sun on their teeth. Steve Grumser and Tobi Hartmuth aka T-Hard.
Getting pitted in the parking lot.
Chef Grumser, Fischi in the back with some insta action. Wurst anybody? Photo by Pete Rossner
They even have the internet in Austria now. Good for us! Frontline Rail Jam livestream with a wurst.
Gatmüller getting the sunset wallie in. Photo by Peter Rossner
The aftermath... Photo by Pete Rossner
But before you go, let's check in on the party from the Opening with the Crumbed Snake
crew! Photos (except where noted) by Sophie Kirchner
Words by Klaus Mayerhotzone.tv