After only two years, the adidas Slopestyle has become one of the largest and most significant freeride events in the world. For the second time in a row the small town of Saalbach Hinterglemm turned into a Freeride Mecca this June when the adidas Slopestyle Contest pulled the fourty best freeriders in the world to Austria, 100 journalists, photographers, and film crews as well as the who’s who of the international freeride community. Now Saalbach Hinterglemm has committed to be the Slopestyle venue for three more years."
The 2006 Slopestyle will take place the third weekend in June. Rookie Qualifier will be held the Thursday before the official event. "Talented freeride newcomers can win five start places for the adidas Slopestyle qualification," says event director Mike Hamel. “We know that there is some amazing talent out there. 14 year olds write us that they have built a foam pad in their backyard to practice back flips. We want to give all these young talents a fair chance."
In order to manage the continuously increasing stampede of visitors, Hinterglemm will build a seven level parking garage with a large event surface area submontane Reiterkogel cable car station next year.
For more information, see www.adidas-slopestyle.com.