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

December, 17 - 18th, 2022

The contest season 2022/23 starts at Absolutpark with its iconic Jib King. What makes it so unique is the fact that this event is open for everyone: Freeskiers and Snowboarders - Girls and Boys - Ams and Pros. They all have equal chances to get one of the treasured trophies and call themselves Jib King or Jib Queen.

After two successful video contests (Instagram), we bring back the classic Jib King format. On Saturday, it's time for the amateurs to shine - their playground is the whole Jib Park. Here, the kids and rookies will also get their money's worth and can show what they've already got. On Sunday, it's the turn of the pros at the Absolutpark Stair Set. The top 3 of the Pro Division will get prize money, while the other categories will get Blue Tomato vouchers and high-quality goodies.

JIB KING 22

  • On-Site event - Saturday & Sunday
  • Snowboard & Freeski - Women & Men
  • Pros, Amateurs, Rookies (2007 - 2009) & Kids (2010 and younger)
  • All participants can register for free on the first day of the contest in the Chill House

Import: Each rider can freely choose between Amateur and Pro, but is only allowed to participate in only ONE CATEGORY.

Timetable AMS - 17.12.2022:
09:00 - 10:00    Training
10:00 - 10:30     Riders Meeting
10:30 - 12:00     1. Run
12:00 - 13:30     2. Run
14:00               Prize Giving

Timetable PROS - 18.12.2022:
09:00 - 10:00    Training
10:00 - 10:30     Riders Meeting
10:30 - 12:30     Qualification (2 Runs)
12:30 - 13:00     Training
13:00 - 13:45     Jam Session Freeski
14:00 - 14:45     Jam Session Snowboard
15:15                Prize Giving



Spring Battle

March, 06 - 10th, 2023

At the end of March, freeski and snowboard pros from all over the world meet at Absolut Park for the Spring Battle, where they celebrate their season’s end with an innovative contest and showcase their skills on the demanding setup. The Spring Battle is a World Snowboarding Elite Level and an AFP Gold Event, but even so, fun and creativity are a priority at this relaxed jam session. The follow-cam format is super popular with the athletes; any registered rider handing in an uncut video in time, documenting his or her best run, will be judged. Riders can film each other for a couple of days, and therefore have enough time to step up their trick levels.

Spring Battle 2021 am Absolut Park

In 2002 the first Spring Battle took place at Absolut Park. Over the years, we always had creative and constantly changing formats and awards. An evolving, up-to-date event mode in tune with the zeitgeist. 
For this year’s 20th anniversary, we are presenting a slightly changed format once again: After launching our digitally global online format last year (due to Covid-19 restrictions), we decided to build on the great experiences we’ve made with this mode. And since we are finally able to invite Pro Riders again on site to Absolut Park, we are happy to combine our digital format with the roots of Spring Battle: A fun and challenging event at the pinnacle of the snow season.

Spring Battle 2022 will continue to be held as BEST TRICK competition from March 12th till March 16th 2022. The Spring Battle setup will feature a Turbo Knuckle, two big Pro Jumps and a Rail Yard for this year’s categories:

BEST TRICK BIGAIR (on site only on the last Absolut Park Pro Jump)
BEST TRICK RAIL (on site only in the Absolut Park Rail Yard)
BEST 540 (on one of the two Absolut Park Pro Jumps OR anywhere in the world)
BEST TURBOKNUCKLE (on the AP Turboknuckle OR anywhere in the world)

As usual, SPRING BATTLE 2022 will be welcoming the best women and men in snowboarding and freeskiing on the globe to fight for a total prize money purse of impressive 100.000 US$.

How to participate

  • All riders need to register at https://my.spring-battle.com
  • Buy the registration code and get a 10% blue tomato promo code OR register on site for free at the Chill House.
  • All on site registered riders can participate in ALL 4 CATEGORIES on site at Absolut Park’s Spring Battle setup.
  • All digitally global registered riders can participate in the BEST 540 and BEST TURBOKNUCKLE categories by in submitting their entries digitally from anywhere in the world.
  • All entries have to be posted to your instagram channel AND uploaded to our event platform at https://my.spring-battle.com by the according deadlines.


Daily shows

We will broadcast Live ESBN shows (Epic Spring Battle News) from sunday 13th till wednesday 16th featuring all news and gossip from the day.

Spring Battle 2021 am Absolut Park am Shuttleberg

Burton, Blue Tomato


ZSAEP Experience

April 1st, 2023


In memory of our friend Rainer Laa.

The ZSAEP Experience is a one-day Freeski event for rookies aged 18 and younger. 

Due to the bad weather, the contest took place in the Jib Park this year. Nevertheless, the level was really high and we had a great session.

GIRLS

  1. Wanda Svancer

U15 ROOKIES

  1. Markus Winter
  2. Benjamin Lengger
  3. Andre Walkner
  4. Matthias Auer
  5. Florian Reiter
  6. Sebasstian Grünwald
  7. Felix Schöberl
  8. Peter Langegger
  9. Reinhard Steiner
  10. Alex Silcher
  11. Christoph Lind
  12. Luca Helpferer
  13. Matthias Grünwald
  14. Gabriel Krenn
  15. Simon Wippe
  16. Johannes Weitgasser

15+ ROOKIES

  1. Hannes Wieser
  2. David Bauer
  3. Jakob Buchmeier
  4. Marco Klötzl
  5. Stefan Heiss
  6. Moritz Schelch
  7. Maximilian Kroiss