[R685R, Mayrhofen] is the European mecca for snowboarding. Highlights of the winter season for snowboarders include the Asthetiker Jam 09 and the Snow Bombing Festival.

The Asthetiker Jam 09 returns March 14-20 for the seventh year running. This is a unique combination of board sports, art, and music. This year's Asthetiker Jam - Wangl Tangl brings a "gang jam" to the Vans Penken Park - a crew contest where teams of three riders compete. The best team will be winner of the Wangl 09 and the most impressive rider takes home a Suzuki DR125SM motorbike. Various music acts also will form in the many parties and live concerts.

Ending the season is the Snow Bombing Festival March 28 to April 4. The Mayrhofen Tourist Office says: "Piste power and a party atmosphere make this a top event, with around 1500 international snowboarders and party guests from around the world." Under the motto "Piste by day, beats by night" there's a mix of snowboard action and hot sounds with top live acts in the Mayrhofen scene.

Safety on the slopes is also essential to the Mayrhofen Tourist Office. SAAC snow and avalanche awareness camps will take place March 1-6, 2009. The SAAC avalanche camp state-certified mountain and ski guides inform about alpine dangers, risk management, equipment, and the right behaviour off piste. Get more information or register for the camp online.