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SheShreds.co ambassadors at the Kaunertal Opening 2017: Hanna Koloszyc, Lisa Ehm, Caroline Weijnman (from left to right). Photo: Anna Plocinska
By Ambassador Hanna Koloszyc
When the fall comes, every winter sports enthusiast can’t stop thinking about the upcoming season. It is the time of crazy ski & snowboard movie premieres, constant checks of a forecast and opening dates of ski resorts. One of the earliest events, which our beautiful Alps in Europe offer, is the KTO - Kaunertal Opening. In the middle of October, you can already shred the glacier in the high mountains of Austria. This year’s 32nd KTO offered 3 days full of pure AWESOMENESS. Schneestern built a great snowpark with the half mile jib line 2.0 and medium kickers on the side. There were a variety of features, fitting every skill level.
Layback by Hanna Koloszyc
Photo: Lisa Ehm
The yearly BLUE TOMATO Testival gave us an opportunity to test the newest ski & snowboard gear from more than 40 different brands for free. There were also many sessions, contests and side events, from amateur and professional competitions to open jib sessions, girls shreds, avalanche workshops or skate sessions on the mini ramp and the pump track. Yes, the pump track! All of this was held in a chill atmosphere with great music.
Riders from left to right: Martina Lippolis, Franziska Herberg, Anna Plocinska, Jay Scherzinger, Marie Luggen. Photo: Lisa Ehm
Thanks to all girls for pushing their limits!
Hanna Koloszyc playing in the balance board park
Photo: Lisa Ehm
After each full day of playing on the sunny slopes, KTO organised the AfterRide STREETPARTIES with live concerts, DJs, Street Food, Skate features and Movie premiers in the bottom of the valley. We got to watch the premiere of the Absinthe movie “TurboDojo” together with an after concert of a band from California called “EasyGiant”, which simply ROCKED and kept us warm Saturday evening! After that, the night continued and you were still able to enjoy a variety of musicians in nightclubs for the rest of the night!
To sum it up we had a blast that weekend! A great snowpark, a lot of sun, many activities, friends and fun. Pure snowboarding happiness for me! Thanks a lot, Kaunertal! And hopefully see you more this season and definitely the next year at KTO!
So, everyone saves the date! see you at 12th of October 2018 in Kaunertal, Austria!
Hanna “Halinka” Koloszyc
A few words from our other She Shreds ambassadors:
“KTO was the perfect jump right into the start of an amazing season. Snow & Slopes, fantastic people, boards and skies and all sort of equipment to test, contests, music and so many great vibes. It was an honour to represent Sheshreds on this wonderful event!”
Lisa Ehm shredding on the slope
Photo: Caroline Weijnman
"Starting the season with KTO’17 was absolutely perfect. It was quite a spontaneous trip for me and it was so worth it, I enjoyed every moment of it and I think the best part was to have met some rad girls.! A few days have already passed since and I’m still walking around with a huge smile on my face!”
“KTO this year was awesome! Smiles and good vibes as far as the eye can see!”
For more info, check out these links:
Kaunertal - https://www.kaunertaler-gletscher.at/en/
Kaunertal Snowpark - http://www.snowpark-kaunertal.tirol/en/
Schneestern - http://www.schneestern.info
Blue-Tomato - https://www.blue-tomato.com/en
Shout out to other rad girls:
Anna “Puotka” Plocinska