BIGMOUNTAINSKATE Announces 2019 Season Dates
BIGMOUNTAINSKATE is on the ball and already announcing dates for their 2019 season. Not much info, but definitely enough to get those of us in the wet and cold season stoked for the new season and skating with friends. Watch their facebook and keep an eye out for a new website with all the updated info and registration.
***BIGMOUNTAINSKATE SEASON 2019***
Finally it is all set so save the dates for a rad season of downhill skateboarding in Austria.
Hope to see many of you playing skateboard with us on some of the finest roads out there.
Alpenrauschen 2019 presented by Rocket Longboards
May 30th, 2018 – June 2nd, 2019
This four day Freeride takes place on a high plateau of the Austrian Alps surrounded by some of the most beautiful, snowcapped and picturesque landscapes you can imagine.
Not only is the land- scape reason enough to come to this event, but the track will also blow your mind. The track consisting of 8 hairpins, endless banked sweepers, 9% average grade, and smooth pavement will make this road an adventure for any DH skater. The high altitude at the start line (1650m above sea level) makes this track a true big mountain skate road. Skaters will stay and party in the very comfortable lodges and hotels that are usually reserved for Skiers and snowboarders during the winter season. The area surrounding the Hotels and Lodges is also superb. With plenty of fields for skaters to lounge around and plenty of natural lakes for event participants to go swimming in will surely provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for everyone after a long day full of hard and fast skating.
Extras: Apres skate Rocket Longboards party on Saturday!
Loser Mountain Freeride
June 12th, 2019 – June 15th, 2019
This season, we welcome a new and exciting freeride to the Bigmountainskate agenda. Push your limits on of the fastest tracks we have done to date. Austrias Loser Panoramastraße is armed with 6km fast downhill skateboarding, 11 haripins and serval moments of over 100km/h. This is not a course for beginners, but for the well versed downhill skateboarder, looking to progress on a closed road. If you think a skateboard trip is not complete without the great outdoors as part of the program, Loser mountain has you covered. This road is one of the most breathtaking mountain passes in Austria with crystal clear lakes, deep valleys and hopefully beautiful weather. Get out of your head, on your board and into the vast open wilderness of Loser mountain in the middle of June. This is expected to be one of our most anticipated events to date, so reserve your spot now.
August 14th, 2018 – August 17th, 2019
This 6km long highway mountain road with 16 hairpins, tons of sunshine, many sweepers and long straight sections will make any skater drool. Once you look at the road you would think it was built just for downhill skateboarding. It is a true road porn. The track has two distinct sections. The upper part is quick and challenging with a lot of long strait sections while the bottom part is just one hairpin after another (16 hairpins in all!!!). You better show up with legs of steel.
If you take it really easy you only have to slide 3 times, if you bomb the hill you need to check almost every corner. To top this all off, perfect asphalt (got redone in 2017) combined with this huge wide road makes this one an absolute big mountain skate. Camp ground is about 5 km from the track. Busses will shuttle riders up to the track.
There is a river located near the camping area along with 12 warm showers and toilets. The local soccer club offers some of the best food and drinks along the camp site, don’t miss out for the one and only Bela Joyride.
Extras: Big season ending party on Saturday with live Band and DJ.
That’s all for now. Mark your calendars and save your pennies!
Fresh website with all informations out soon.