Kaunertal Opening 2012 Gallery


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We came to KTO with little expectation of snow falls and some hatred for global warming in the cockles of our hearts. Riding the park during the Opening kind of reminded us of our childhood days in the ice rink... But it's all good, we still had a blast: instead of scratching the ice off the glacier with our edges, we focused on hazardous backcountry runs, corrugated tube hikes, early beers with old friends and the subsequent melt down of interpersonal ice ages! Next year’s KTO just two weeks later please, organizers!

Big thanks to Florian Trattner for taking photos for the family album!

Pop quiz, Q: What’s missing from these mountains? A: Snow!

Pop quiz, Q: What’s missing from these mountains? A: Snow!

Yup, this is basically the park overview.

Yup, this is basically the park overview.

Flo Achenrainer would have been grabbing his tail without snow anyway, what a perv!

Flo Achenrainer would have been grabbing his tail without snow anyway, what a perv!

UFO getting bucked by the tube ibex, hang on tight cowboy!

UFO getting bucked by the tube ibex, hang on tight cowboy!

Sensei Benno Postert showing his skill in the fine art of switch methods. Arigato.

Sensei Benno Postert showing his skill in the fine art of switch methods. Arigato.

Players ain't playin'! T-Hardmouth & Klaus Low-Low.

Players ain't playin'! T-Hardmouth & Klaus Low-Low.

Team Competent - Peat Rossner and Sebi Müller helping people to get their edges sharp.

Team Competent - Peat Rossner and Sebi Müller helping people to get their edges sharp.

Steve Küberl HUGE front blunt 270 out on the expert rail line.

Steve Küberl HUGE front blunt 270 out on the expert rail line.

Dominic Petter with a ballsy noseslide 270 out, the massive tube got owned this weekend!

Dominic Petter with a ballsy noseslide 270 out, the massive tube got owned this weekend!

Alien sighting!

Alien sighting!

At the rail jam they donated money to this retard for coming in 1st place

At the rail jam they donated money to this retard for coming in 1st place

Big mountain riders Alex Tank, Flo Geiger and Raffael Bossmann planning their trip to AK!

Big mountain riders Alex Tank, Flo Geiger and Raffael Bossmann planning their trip to AK!

Peat in a boardbag. Product placement at its best! Photo by K-Lo.

Peat in a boardbag. Product placement at its best! Photo by K-Lo.

Yo, the St.Moritz Opening is next month, bro! His stance is timeless though.

Yo, the St.Moritz Opening is next month, bro! His stance is timeless though.

Benny Mösl choosing the blueberry-flavored blunt wrap!

Benny Mösl choosing the blueberry-flavored blunt wrap!

Is this coat telling me what to do?? Nasty! Photo by K-Lo.

Is this coat telling me what to do?? Nasty! Photo by K-Lo.

Pashko Standl cab 270, peeling the last layer of skin off the poor tube!

Pashko Standl cab 270, peeling the last layer of skin off the poor tube!

Martina is still looking for a roomie... Just ask us for her email if you are interested! Photo: K-Lo.

Martina is still looking for a roomie... Just ask us for her email if you are interested! Photo: K-Lo.

Down in the valley, getting drunk with go-shred.com! Photo: Alex Pfeffer

Down in the valley, getting drunk with go-shred.com! Photo: Alex Pfeffer

Prost! Photographed through original beer vision. Photo: Alex Pfeffer

Prost! Photographed through original beer vision. Photo: Alex Pfeffer

Parallel universe snowboarding, live stream gathering checking out the Rock A Rail finals. Photo: S. Müller

Parallel universe snowboarding, live stream gathering checking out the Rock A Rail finals. Photo: S. Müller

Photos by Florian Trattner
Words by K-Lo

 

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