20 years

Contests

The Absolut Park just wouldn’t be the same without its contests. They are a great platform for rookies and pros alike. And to make sure that all snowboarders and freeskiers are sure to get their money’s worth, we will be organizing our traditional Shuttleberg competitions again this year.

Jib King

Jib King at Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl, Austria. A slopestyle contest for freeskiers and snowboarders.

Spring Battle

The Spring Battle at Absolut Park Flachauwinkl is the biggest on-mountain contest in Europe for snowboarders and freeskiers.


Jib King 2021

Jib King

January, 14 - 24, 2021

This year, the Jib King took place in a corona-save online format and it was a great success. For the online video contest each rider filmed one trick on the branded obstacles in the Jib Park and uploaded it on her/his instagram channel using #jibking21 or #jibkingmaster21 (for the masters category). 

Pro riders showed their best trick on the stairset, amateurs on the branded rail in the Jib Park. Masters (30 years and older) could choose one of the two branded obstacles. 

The prize giving took place online on January 26th.

All winners and Videos

FREESKI WOMEN PRO's

1. Rell Harwood
2. Anni Karava
3. Lisa Zimmermann

SNOWBOARD WOMEN PRO's

1. Tess Coady
2. Valeria Bartual
3. Selena Tamontada

FREESKI WOMEN AM's

1. Linda Grabner


SNOWBOARD WOMEN AM's

1. Patricija Ivanivaite
2. Mariella Kreitmayr
3. Hanna Karrer

 

SNOWBOARD WOMEN MASTERS

1. Johanna Blum

FREESKI MEN PRO's

1. Kuura Koivisto
2. Simo Peltola
3. Ben Barclay

SNOWBOARD MEN PRO's

1. Niek van der Velden 
2. Mikko Rehnberg 
3. Stuart Innes

FREESKI MEN AM's

1. Christian Gander
2. Luis Resch
3. Alex Schaffer


SNOWBOARD MEN AM's

1. Thomas Rebernig
2. Niklas Huber
3. Domas Uzpolevicius


FREESKI MEN MASTERS

1. Hamish McDougall
2. Dave Euler
3. Stefan Wall


SNOWBOARD MEN MASTERS

1. Pavel Stratil
2. Manuel Lindmoser Pintar 
3. David Hrivnak

Jib King Contest

Jib King - Freestyle Bewerb

Spring Battle 2021

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE

In 2002 the first SPRING BATTLE took place in Absolut Park. Over the past years, we always had creative formats and awards, constantly changing and updated. An evolving event format, always up to date and in tune with the zeitgeist.
This year in its 19th edition and due to the current Covid-19 situation, we adapted to the restrictions and will hold the Spring Battle 2021 as BEST TRICK INSTAGRAM ONLINE CONTEST with a total prize money purse of 60.000 US$.

The main changes from the past year’s format: The focus will be on three BEST TRICK AWARDS instead of the full slopestyle runs of the past. Also the event will be digitally global, meaning the invited riders and their filmers do not necessarily have to be present on site, but can film their entries to the four categories anywhere in the world during the event’s time window from February 26th till March 5th 2021.

Only invited riders can participate globally, whereas our event on site at Absolut Park will be open for any rider wanting to participate.

As usual, SPRING BATTLE 2021 will be welcoming the best women and men in snowboarding and freeskiing on the globe.


 

THE FORMAT

Different from the usual rush at other events, the riders at SPRING BATTLE 2021 have six full days of riding to get their best tricks in the bag. Here are the three BEST TRICK AWARD categories:

SPIN TO WIN AWARD (use #springbattle21spintowin)
Prize money per group (freeski women, snowboard women, women, freeski men, snowboard men):
1st 5.000 US$
2nd 2.000 US$
3rd 1.000 US$

BEST 540 AWARD (use #springbattle21best540)
Prize money per group (freeski women, snowboard women, women, freeski men, snowboard men):
1st 2.000 US$
2nd 1.000 US$
3rd 500 US$

BEST RAIL AWARD (use #springbattle21bestrail)
Prize money per group (freeski women, snowboard women, women, freeski men, snowboard men):
1st 2.000 US$
2nd 1.000 US$.
3rd 500 US$

Clemens Millauer am Absolut Park

Rider: Clemens Millauer

Each rider teams up with a followcam filmer or other rider. Each rider‘s best trick (uncut video clip) should be uploaded until 5pm on the according deadline day on their Instagram channel or Tik Tok channel (public not private) using the award hashtags!

The best tricks will be judged after each deadline and will be presented at the big final show the following night.

 

DAILY SHOWS & PRIZE MONEY

In addition to the big Live Show on friday, we‘ll broadcast daily ESBN shows (Epic Spring Battle News) from wednesday till friday featuring all news and gossip from the day. 
The total prize money at Spring Battle 2021 will be 60.000 US$.

Marcus Kleveland, Absolut Park

Rider: Marcus Kleveland


RULES

  • film the best tricks within the 6 days event window (February 27th - March 4th), either on site at Absolut Park (all participating riders) or worldwide (invited riders only).
  • state your NAME and the CATEGORY you wanna enter before or after the trick with your face visible (no cuts!). If you are shooting long lens with a filmer, make him state your name & category in front of the camera
  • upload the uncut video clips on your Instagram or Tik Tok channel using the following hastags: #springbattle21 plus the according award hashtag (see above)
  • make sure your account is public
  • submission / posting deadlines are:
    Best Rail Award: March 2nd, 5pm CET*
    Best 540 Award: March 3rd, 5pm CET*
    SpinToWin Award: March 4th, 5pm CET*

* 5pm CET (Central European Time) equals:
North America: 8am PST / 11am EST
Japan: 1am JST (+1 day)
China: 12pm CST


Timetable   Spring Battle 2021 information

Burton, Blue Tomato

ZSAEP EXPERIeNCE

March 27, 2021

The ZSAEP Experience is a one-day freeski event in memoriam of Rainer Laa for rookies aged 18 and younger, who get a chance to show their skills at the Medium Line in the Absolut Park. You can register for free in the Chill House next to the Jib Park on the day of the event.