Billabong Zillertal Välley Rälley 2017/2018, new beats and fresh powder for the 2nd stage at Zillertal Arena

With international riders and a great load of fresh snow, the 2nd stage of the Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards took over the Zillertal Arena on January 20th and 21st, 2018. While the Actionpark Kreuzwiese showed off with a great setup for Austria´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series on the Contest Day, all participants of the Coaching Day were delighted to swap park laps for powder runs after a great overnight load of fresh snow in the Zillertal Arena. Local band´s lead singer Klaus Frankhauser from Sempre Caoz joined the action with his guitar for some unique gondola sessions, presenting his brand-new Välley Rälley song. Andreas MonEpic Monsberger captured all the highlights for you in moving pictures, goosebumps guaranteed:

After the forecast had predicted a great load of fresh snow for the 2nd stage of the Billabong Zillertal Välley Rälley, the Ästhetiker crew decided to hold the contest on Saturday. This turned out to be a good decision. Despite their busy contest schedules, more than seventy riders showed up for the contest and the startlist counted some big names of the European rookie elite. Strong teams were raising the bar once again at Zillertal Arena. The Billabong grom Lukas Garcia from Cerler, Spain got second in the grom category, great result for his second time in Austria.

As predicted, the weatherman delivered a great load of white gold in the night to Sunday. With pleasure, the coaching participants swapped park laps for powder runs all across the Zillertal Arena. As special guest, Klaus Fankhauser, lead singer from the local band Sempre Caoz, joined the crew on Sunday and presented his brand-new Välley Rälley song „Living Sideways“ in a first-class gondola session.

Heike Schoof from Marketing Zillertal Arena is delighted about the outcome: „ The annual Zillertal Välley Rälley is always a pleasure for us! Despite challenging weather conditions, we look back at another well-organised weekend with a great number of happy participants.“

All Pictures By. Matt McHattie