Contests

It is impossible to imagine Absolut Park without its contests. There is a lot on offer for both rookies and pros. And so that snowboarders and freeskiers get their money's worth, there are our tried and tested competitions again this year.


Jib King

December 16th - 17th, 2023


Best conditions marked the kickoff for the first Absolut Park Contest.

The Jib King starts the 2023/24 contest season at Absolut Park. It was open to freeskiers & snowboarders, ladies & gents, amatuers & pros. Everyone had the chance to grab one of the cool trophies and crown themselves as Jib King or Jib Queen.
While the amateurs owned the entire Jib Park, the pro event was on the AP Stair Set. The shapers put in great effort, the obstacles were on point, and the weather played along perfectly.

Saturday belonged to the amateurs, showcasing their skills in the Jib Park - Groms, rookies, adults, and masters all had a blast.

RESULTS SATURDAY | AMATEUR DIVISION

Sunday was the pros' turn to shine at the AP Stair Set. The weather was perfect, and conditions couldn't have been better. Like the day before, thanks to the Blue Tomato Crew, there were drinks and music -while the commentator Henry Jackson delivered his usual competent commentary. The level of tricks performed was unbelievably high!

RESULTS SUNDAY | PRO DIVISION

Congratulations and a big thank you to all the participants - you were great. See you soon on the slopes!

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Spring Battle 2024 - Slopestyle is back!

March, 3rd - 9th, 2024


Since its inaugural edition in 2002, AbsolutPark’s SpringBattle has always used creative and constantly changing event formats. An ever-evolving, up-to-date contest mode in full tune with the zeitgeist.

For this year’s SpringBattle, we returned to our roots, finally bringing back Slopestyle as the main event category! A full top-to-bottom run, embedded in the very heart of AbsolutPark’s Pro Kicker Line. The Slopestyle is fully WSF-sanctioned, counting as an WSPL Elite Level event.

Besides the Slopestyle, we will continue to hold two extra categories: ‘Best Trick Rail’ with its very own rail set up right next to the Pro Kicker Line and the ‘Best 540’ category that can also be joined from everywhere in the world through our online event platform.
The total Prize Purse for this year’s event will be insane 110.000US$!

Once again, SpringBattle 2024 will welcome the world’s best women and men in freeskiing and snowboarding, as well as anyone who wants to compete against them. Unlike any other contest, SpringBattle offers plenty of time for the competitors to film their very best riding possible throughout the full duration of the event. 
The best clips of the submitted slopestyle runs and individual tricks will be judged by a board of professional ski- and snowboard judges by the end of the week.

SLOPESTYLE | March 3rd - 7th


QUALIFICATION - March 3rd - 5th:
Each rider teams up with one follow cam filmer or another rider to record their entries (full slopestyle run, one take, no editing).

All entries must be uploaded to our event platform AND posted on the rider’s Instagram channel by March 5th, 7 pm CET using the following hashtags:
#springbattle24
#springbattle24slopestyle

FINALS - March 6th - 7th:
The top 5 riders from Qualis per group advance to the finals.
Our production crew will record the finals.

Each day, riders can call out their best run after riding at the Chillhouse production office (footage will be provided).
All entries must be posted on the rider’s Instagram channel by March 8th, 7 pm CET using the following hashtags:
#springbattle24
#springbattle24slopestyle

Prize money per group (Freeski women, Snowboard women, Freeski men, Snowboard men):
1st 10.000 US$
2nd 5.000 US$
3rd 3.000 US$


BEST TRICK RAIL | March 3rd - 6th
 

Each rider teams up with one follow cam filmer or another rider to record their entries (one take, no editing).
All entries must be uploaded to our event platform AND posted on the rider’s Instagram channel by March 7th, 7 pm CET using the following hashtags:
#springbattle24
#springbattle24bestrail

Prize money per group
(Freeski women, Snowboard women, Freeski men, Snowboard men):
1st 4.500 US$
2nd 2.000 US$
3rd 1.000 US$
 

BEST 540 | March 3rd - 6th
 

Each rider teams up with one follow cam filmer or another rider to record their entries (one take, no editing).
All entries must be uploaded to our event platform AND posted on the rider’s Instagram channel by March 7th, 7 pm CET using the following hashtags:
#springbattle24
#springbattle24best540


Prize money per group
(Freeski women, Snowboard women, Freeski men, Snowboard men):
1st 2.000 US$

LOCATION OVERVIEW
 



SLOPESTYLE and RAIL YARD
This is where you have to shine! The SpringBattle Slopestyle and Rail Yard are specially designed for the event by our shape crew. If you like the setup, give them some hi-fives and hugs!

FAMILY SHUTTLE
The second lift you’re taking (after Sunshine Shuttle from the bottom station).

ABSOLUT SHUTTLE
Has its name for a reason. Park laps, park laps, park laps, and maybe some park laps?

CHILL HOUSE
Take a break, go skate! Also the location of our SpringBattle Production Office. Take the metal stairs down on the right side of the building. This is where you can check your best slopestyle final runs. SB riders & media only!

PIPE and JIB PARK

The Pipe and the JibPark are at the bottom part of AbsolutPark and the location for our infamous ‘Beer 4 Tricks’ on friday noon.
Bust your best tricks and get some of those tasty #Hirter beers!

MEDIUM LINE
Try it if you’re not busy competing or using it for some warm-up laps!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

ON SITE

  • Register at https://my.spring-battle.com
  • Registered riders can participate in ALL 3 CATEGORIES at the AbsolutPark SpringBattle setup.
  • All entries must be posted to your Instagram channel AND uploaded to our event platform at https://my.spring-battle.com by the following deadlines:
    Slopestyle (Quali): March 5th, 7 pm CET
    Best Trick Rail: March 6th, 7 pm CET
    Best 540: March 6th, 7 pm CET
    Slopestyle (Finals): March 7th, 7 pm CET
     
  • The Instagram posts HAVE to contain the category’s hashtags (otherwise, we can’t find them!):
    - Slopestyle: #springbattle24 & #springbattle24slopestyle
    - Best Trick Rail: #springbattle24 & #springbattle24bestrail
    - Best 540: #springbattle24 & #springbattle24best540

  • All Slopestyle finalists will be informed on March 5th late at night. For the finals, you don’t need to worry about filming, our production team will cover your runs in the finals!

  • To identify your favorite runs in the finals, please meet us after riding in the Chillhouse Production Office on the 6th and 7th after riding!
     

WORLDWIDE

  • Register at https://my.spring-battle.com
  • Registered riders can participate in BEST 540 CATEGORY from anywhere in the world
  • All entries for 'Best 540' have to be posted to your Instagram channel AND uploaded to our event platform at https://my.spring-battle.com by March 6th, 7 pm CET!
  • The Instagram posts HAVE to contain the category’s hashtags (otherwise, we can’t find them!):
    - Best 540: #springbattle24 & #springbattle24best540

  • WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE EXACT RULES ON MARCH 2ND!

  • To identify your favorite runs in the finals, please meet us after riding in the Chillhouse Production Office on the 6th and 7th after riding!

 

SUNDAY LAPS

„...BECAUSE LADIES ARE ABSOLUTELY RIPPING IT!“

GIRLS SESSION

Sunday Laps is our ladies' freestyle snowboard and ski session, which happened at Absolut Park for the first time in the 21/22 season. There was only one mission for the participants of all ages: To shred, to support each other, and to have fun!

With its obstacles, from beginner to pro level, Absolut Park offers the best possible setup for the event. All ladies can improve their riding skills with the proper support of Snowboard and Freeski guides. No matter if they want to do their first steps in the park or if they already are experienced riders, all ladies are warmly welcome!

An exciting day with lots of shredding is waiting for the participants. Happiness guaranteed!

For registration or information, please send us an email at sundaylaps(xmsAt)absolutpark(xmsDot)com.
Own equipment and basic skills in snowboarding or freeskiing are required for participation.

SUNDAY LAPS 2024:
January 14th, 2024
February 18th, 2024
March 10th, 2024


We are looking forward to all the ladies and some fun Sunday Laps together!

ZSAEP Experience

March 30th, 2024
 

Welcome to the annual ZSAEP Experience - a Rookie Freeski Event.
This event is dedicated to the memory of Rainer Laa, a passionate skier, and friend.

The event is open to rookie skiers of all genders, offering them the chance to showcase their skills in the Absolut Park. Competitors compete in a slopestyle format, performing tricks on a course featuring jumps, rails, and other obstacles.

Beyond the actual competition, this event is a tribute to Rainer Laa and his love for skiing. So come out and join us next season for a day of skiing! ZSAEP EXPERIENCE 2024: March, 30th.

Thank you again for supporting the ZSAEP Experience, and we hope to see you next season!


RESULTS ZSAEP EXPERIENCE 2023