Spring Battle will be a Slopestyle contest held over the duration of 5 days (4 hours each). Male and female snowboarders and freeskiers will take part in the unique follow-cam jam session together. A team of two will shoot their best run during one or several of the contest days. When they got their best run on tape, the video will be handed in to the judges.
Teams can be mixed as you like and you can also team up with a filmer, but keep in mind: Each line will be judged individually based on the riding, so two riders handing in their best lines have twice the chance for prize money in comparison to one rider shooting with a filmer.
OPEN CONTEST FORMAT
The WST men’s top 40 and women’s top 10 will have a save spot at Spring Battle 2017, but the contest will be open for everyone to participate. This way, we are keeping the level high, but are also giving more riders the chance to take part in the event.
If you are not ranked men’s top 40 / women’s top 10 and you are sure that you will take part in Spring Battle 2017, we highly recommend to fill in the confirmation and transfer the entry fee until March 4, 2017 to get one of the open spots. Due to the limit of the Slopestyle course, we can only allow a total of 200 riders per day.
Total: USD $ 35.000,- ($ 30.000 cash + $ 5.000 in kind)
1. $ 10.000 + season pass
2. $ 6.000 + season pass
3. $ 3.000 + season pass
4. $ 1.000 + season pass
5. $ season pass
1. $ 5.000 + season pass
2. $ 3.000 + season pass
3. $ 1.500 + season pass
4. $ 500 + season pass
5. $ season pass
The prize money will be given to both team members with a recommended 50/50 split — nevertheless, teams can also choose the split individually informing us at their registration on site.
Prize money will be paid if at least 5 valid judgeable videos per category have been handed in. If one category fails to have 5 valid judged videos, the price money in cash will be added to the other categories.
Only the run featured in the video will be judged. The overall impression is most important. Judges will have an eye on variety, execution, landing, amplitude, style and progression. Nevertheless, there are also a few criteria for filming to make sure judges can do their job properly:
- no cuts or editing allowed
– judges will have to see the rider all the time (not only during a trick but also on the way to the obstacle)
– take off and landing are especially important to be seen well on the video
– every rider will be judged individually and get WSPL points according to his ranking
Saturday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 22
10 am – 2 pm: Follow cam jam session
Wednesday, March 22
10 pm: Prize giving & Party at Ema’s Pub in Flachau
JOURNEY TO THE EVENT & ACCOMMODATION
Flachauwinkl is located 80 km from Salzburg airport and 150 km from Munich Airport (see it on Google Maps). It can be easily reached via autobahn A10 or public transport.
By public transport:
ÖBB – Austrian Railways: www.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn – German Railways: www.bahn.de
For accommodation please check the following links or get in touch with the local tourist offices:
Flachauwinkl and Flachau: www.shuttleberg.com/en/info/unterkuenfte
The easiest way to buy your ski pass is either on site at the ticket office or via the online shop, especially for multiple-day-passes: www.shuttleberg.com/en/ticket/skipasskalkulator-online-shop/