The Kirschbaum Battle freestyle ski and snowboard contest returns to St. Anton am Arlberg Feb. 27.

St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Office says, "Thanks to the Arlberger Bergbahnen it was possible to bring QParks, the biggest snow park operator in the Alps, on board for the season 09/10 transforming the existing funpark at the Rendl into the Stanton Park."

Participants register at 8 a.m  Feb. 27 at the Rendl Valley Station, and then, at 9 a.m., head to the park for a free training session. all participants must attend the obligatory Riders' Meeting at the Battle Bar at the park entrance at 10 a.m.

The contest starts with a jam session qualification, which gives all participants enough time to show their tricks in the categories Snowboard and Freeski. The eight winners of the category Freeski, Snowboard, and Rookies advance into the notorious Kirschbaum head-to-head final. Finalists battle it out for the €2000 prize money.

After the qualifications, the Gunfire Show kicks off, something everyone can participate in. The Speaker and DJ testa & muh create a lively atmosphere at the Stanton Park and Battle Bar for the after-contest program, complete with the famous Battle Bar drinks "Battle sausages".

The award ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the after party (18+) at the arl. rock, where all riders get voucher for a free drink.

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