Shades of Winter FilmFest to start on December 10, 2018 in Munich!

Shades of Winter FilmFest 2018 Poster - dates: Munich 10.12.2018; Vienna 11.12.2018; Salzburg 12.12.2018; Innsbruck 13.12.2018

Shades of Winter launches its first ever FilmFest – you will be able to watch 8 to 10 snow movies, for example Shades of Winter “Connects” or “Now or Never” by Nadine Wallner in various cities throughout Europe.

Also, meeting the athletes like Julia Mancuso, Nadine Wallner or Lorraine Huber will be possible at the tourstops.

 

The dates are:

FilmFest Munich
10.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

FilmFest Vienna
11.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Stadtkino Wien

FilmFest Salzburg
12.12.2018 – 19.30Uhr
Mozartkino Salzburg

FilmFest Innsbruck
13.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Metropol Multiplex Innsbruck

-> http://www.shades-of-winter.com/filmfest/

Girls Shred Sessions 2018/19

Girls Shred Sessions are back for another season of awesome freestyle snowboard and ski clinics!

Girls Shred Sessions Poster. Dates 2018/19: 15. Dezember 2018 Obergurgl; 02. Februar 2019 Planai; 16. Februar 2019 Mayrhofen; 02. März 2019 Alta Badia; 09. März 2019 Hochkönig

The dates are:

15. Dezember 2018 – Girls Who Ride Session by Nikita Clothing in Obergurgl
02. Februar 2019 – Blue Tomato Girls Day auf der Planai
16. Februar 2019 – Girls Shred Session in Mayrhofen
02. März 2019 – Girls Shred Session in Alta Badia
09. März 2019 – Blue Tomato Girls Day am Hochkönig

All info can be found on their website:
-> https://www.girlsshredsessions.com/

outdoortrophy 2017 – it’s a wrap!

Ludmila Sidlova in her kayak at the outdoortrophy 2017

The outdoortrophy 2017 has successfully taken place on saturday, the 12th of august, in the beautiful Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg.
It had rained in Vorarlberg since thursday, so the conditions were very difficult and the decision to postpone the start for a few hours turned out to be very smart.
The paragliders had bad luck, the weather didn’t get better fast enough, so they had to run a round on top of the mountain “Niedere” with their full equipment instead of actually flying. It was too dangerous due to bad sight and strong winds.
The rest of the disciplines could be held and everyone who competed showed their best effort. The contest was well-organized, by a very responsible team, that made sure that all contestants made it to the finish line safely.

Kristýna Dvořáková
Runner Kristýna Dvořáková // Copyright: outdoortrophy.com / Lars Wieser

 

The contestants were separated in the categories Pro, Amateur, Women and Single. Yes, there are people who take on this competition all by themselves and give it their all in mountain running, paragliding, white water kayaking AND mountainbiking in one single day!
Big respect to all the contestants!

 

Ruth Hagen carrying her mountainbike
Mountainbiker Ruth Hagen // Copyright: Virgosystem

 

 

The fastest female team was the Czech Outdoor eXtréme Team XX with an excellent time of 4:49:50!

The results of the female teams:

The female teams at the prizegiving ceremony

1st place: Team „Czech Outdoor eXtréme team XX“ – total time: 4:49:50,3
Kristýna Dvoráková CZE / Barbora Pavlásková CZE / Ludmila Šídlová CZE / Zdenka Nemcová CZE
1:26:44,2 (17.) / 0:21:15,6 (20.) / 0:34:05,9 (23.) / 2:27:57,7 (11.)

2nd place: Team „Volksbank Vorarlberg Racing Team“- total time: 5:07:19,7
Sandra Urach AUT/ Monika Jakobi GER / Sonja Schmidt GER / Ruth Hagen AUT
1:30:21,4 (18.) / 0:20:52,8 (18.) / 0:37:05,7 (27.) / 2:39:13,6 (16.)

3rd place: Team „prime elements“- total time: 5:24:09,1
Johanna Raid AUT / Christina Feuerstein AUT / Anngrit Scheuter GER / Vroni Weiß GER
1:40:08,7 (27.) / 0:23:12,9 (23.) / 0:36:38,8 (26.) / 2:44:23,0 (19.)

You can find the complete results in this PDF from outdoortrophy.com:
-> http://www.outdoortrophy.com/5_files/ergebnisse/outdoortrophy-2017/ot-2017-gesamt.pdf

 

 

I have asked a woman from each discipline for an interview, read here what they had to say:

 

Runner Johanna Raid before the start

Johanna Raid is a runner from Vorarlberg, she was part of the Prime Elements team which took 3rd place at the outdoortrophy 2017.
She has taken part in a half marathon and she is currently preparing for the Aukland marathon. She hopes that she will be able to start there.

Is it your first time at the outdoortrophy?

It’s my first start here, it was a spontaneous decision to compete.

What was your motivation to sign up?

I’m running a lot and I enjoy being in the mountains, but I haven’t done a trail run contest so far. It was an interesting challenge!

What do you think is the reason that more men than women compete in runs like this?

I think that women are more self-concious, they doubt that they can make it, whereas men dare to simply try stuff.

 

Kayaker Anngritt Scheuter

Anngritt Scheuter is a Kayaker from Germany who started for the Prime Elements team. She started white water kayaking 5 years ago.

Is it your first time at the outdoortrophy or have you competed here before?

Yes, it is my first start at the outdoortrophy.

What was your motivation to sign up?

I got asked by Christin if I wanted to join the team with my Kayak. It sounded like a challenge, especially since it is my first competition in general.
Since I focus on whitewater kayak, the slalom was my biggest fear. I trained the slalom, but I got lucky and the slalom part had to be cancelled due to the high water situation.

What is your opinion on the male/female ratio in sports like kayak?

There are lots of awesome and very talented women in kayaking worldwide, but in Germany we only have a few whitewater contests and female kayakers.
I think it will develop. I’m a climber as well and I saw how the situation changed during the last 10 years. The number of female climbers has greatly improved and I hope it will be the same in kayaking!
There should be more women in competitions!

 

Barbora Pavlásková from the Czech Outdoor eXtreme Team at the outdoortrophy

Barbora Pavlásková is a paraglider and she joined the contest with the Czech Outdoor eXtréme Team XX, who were able to win the outdoortrophy 2017!

Is it your first time at the outdoortrophy or have you competed here before?

It is my first start here. I have already competed in local contests in the Czech Republic before.

What was your motivation to sign up?

I think contests like this are an amazing experience, I really enjoy meeting new people and it’s always a lot of fun!

The weather conditions made it impossible for the paragliders to start, so they had to complete a running round with full equipment instead. Were you sad that you couldn’t fly?

Well, I think as a paraglider you can’t complain about the weather, since that would be what you would do a lot. You just have to take natures conditions as they are.

It was still an exciting experience and I found the running round hard and a challenge.

What do you think about the percentage of women in paragliding?

I would like to see more women paragliding! Currently it’s pretty easy to get good placements, since the competition is so small. I would feel more motivated if there were more women in contests.

Would you like to take part in the outdoortrophy again in the future?

Yes, I would do it again, I think that team competitions are especially great fun!

What do you think is the reason why there are so many czech teams competing here today?

Austria is close to the Czech Republic and the mountains here are awesomely challenging. We don’t have mountains like that at home!

More about the Czech Outdoor eXtréme team:
-> https://www.facebook.com/coetcz/

 

Mountainbiker Ruth Hagen and family

Ruth Hagen is a local mountainbiker from Vorarlberg, she scored 2nd place for her team Volksbank Vorarlberg Racing Team.

Is it your first time at the outdoortrophy?

No, I have actually competed in the first ever outdoortrophy that was organized and it’s my fourth start here in total!

How was the bike ride course today?

Experience was very important today. The ground was very slippery and soft due to the big amount of rainfall we had in the last days. I had to carry my bike quite a lot and it was an extremely difficult, slippery carrying passage.
Normally you can ride nearly all of the course. Nevertheless, I am very happy with my ride!

What motivated you to sign up?

I have been asked by my company Volksbank if I would like to start and I am competitive. After many years of biking I wanted to find out if I still had what it takes!

Sandra Urach put together the team, it was the first trail run for her, although she is an experienced runner. I want to thank her for setting up the team!

Did you enjoy the outdoortrophy?

I had a lot of fun, especially the crowd was great – they cheered for us and pushed us with their applause!

What do you think about the number of females competing in contests like the outdoortrophy?

Well, it is a very special kind of contest, so there are only a few starters in general, especially women.

I think it could be a motivation if there was prizemoney for the female teams too. Of course I don’t do it for the money, I compete because I enjoy it a lot, but women have the same expenses as men and it would be great to get a bit of money to cover the costs!

More about Ruth:
-> http://ruth-hagen.com/

 

 

To round off this report from the outdoortrophy 2017, here are some pictures.

 

The next outdoortrophy will take place on August 17, 2019 – mark your calendars now!

For further info, please visit:

-> http://www.outdoortrophy.com/
-> http://www.bregenzerwald.at/
-> https://www.vorarlberg.travel/

outdoortrophy 2017

A kayaker seen from above at the outdoortrophy 2013

A kayaker seen from above at the outdoortrophy 2013

 

the outdoortrophy 2017 will take place on august 12 in Vorarlberg. the outdoortrophy is an extreme sports competition, comprised of four disciplines: mountain running, paragliding, white water kayaking and mountain biking.
it is organized every other year and is considered the inofficial world championship.

this year, 3 all-female teams will accept the challenge, other women will compete in mixed teams or as single contestants.

i will travel to Vorarlberg for you to report about this special competition!

-> for more info, check out http://www.outdoortrophy.com/

 

Image Copyright: outdoortrophy.com / Markus Gmeiner

Freeride Film Festival 2016 starts TODAY

Movie still from Äsmosphere - Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
Movie still from Äsmosphere - Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
Movie still from Äsmosphere – Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
(c) Monepic

Buckle up your seatbelts, the Freeride Film Festival Tour 2016 starts today (November 5, 2016). The kick-off will be in Innsbruck and the tour will then stop in Munich (Nov 6), Darmstadt (Nov 7), Cologne (Nov 8), Berlin (Nov 9) and Vienna (Nov 10).

Also on the schedule: 2 special screenings of Shades of Winter – BETWEEN in Linz (Nov 13) and Vienna (Nov 14).
For people close to the western part of Austria there’s a mini-tourstop with a more local movie selection on the 17th of November in Dornbirn.

Visit the festival website to find out all details:
-> http://www.freeride-filmfestival.com/

Roxy Girls Surf Workout by Golden Ride

Photo from a Yoga Class at the Roxy Girls Surf Workout

Roxy-Girls-Surf-Workout1

the german all-female boardsports magazine Golden Ride is presenting a new series of girls surf workouts in partnership with Roxy.

the programme consists of a workout routine focussed on core-strengthening exercises and surf yoga sessions.
the sessions take place outdoors in various cities in germany and austria, starting on may 03 2016 and ending on july 07 2016.

guided by professional, certified personal trainers and yoga teachers, all participants will be able to better their fitness level and prepare for the next surftrip.
apart from the full programme, there will also be sunday sessions!

 

the cities where the Roxy Girls Surf Workout by Golden Ride will be available are Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna.

-> http://www.girlssurfworkout.com/
-> https://www.facebook.com/girlssurfworkout

 

Photo from a Roxy Girls Surf Workout Session Photo from a Yoga Class at the Roxy Girls Surf Workout

 

 

Catch Some Rails Contest 2016

Catch Some Rails - A Snowboarder on a rail.

After the Catch Some Rails contest had to be postponed two weeks ago, the re-edition could take place on the 19th of march in the Neighborhood Snowpark at the Weinebene Resort in Styria. Blazing sunshine greeted all riders. In the morning, it was time for some practise runs in the park and after a short lunchbreak with treats from Almdudler, Afro Coffee, Red Bull and Hirter Bier, the contest took place in the afternoon.

The level was very high and many riders offered a huge bag of tricks, which made it rather difficult for the judges to make their decisions.

Results Ski Ladies:
1. Hanni Janesch
2. Sophie Brandl
3. Maria Hütter

Catch Some Rails Podium Girls Ski
Catch Some Rails Podium Girls Ski

Results Snowboard Ladies:
1. Elena Hammer
1. Andrea Szathmari (ex aequo)

Catch Some Rails Podium Snowboard Girls
Catch Some Rails Podium Snowboard Girls

All participantes received goodie bags with free stuff from 32, Picture, Ecophant, Coulour Wear and Zimtstern.


Stay tuned for the late season events in april and may!

-> http://neighborhood-snowpark.at/

Wild Woman Longboarding

Screenshot of the video "Wild Woman Longboarding", a collection of longboarding footage from 2015.

Wild Woman Longboarding is a mashup of Longboarding Footage from 2015, filmed by Streetluge-Austria.at. The Clips were captured at Events like Alpenrauschen, Bela Joyride or LoRaLo in Austria and at the Norwegian Extremsportweek (Ekstremsportveko) in Voss.

The Riders featured in the Video are: Gloria Kupsch, Anna Pixner, Lorenza Walker, Live Frisak, Kirsti Henriksen, Lilian Gutsch, Susan Heine, Jasmijn Hanegraef, Corinna Weigl, Ishtar Bäcklund and Sonsoles Masia Sanchez.

https://vimeo.com/157857809

Thanks to Alexander “Tikialex” Frischauf for the contribution!

Review of the Action Cats Beginner Snow Parkcoaching

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Cheering Group

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Cheering Group

 

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Snowboarder sliding a funbox

on the 3rd of january 2016, a beginner park coaching for snowboarders and skiers organized by Action Cats took place at the Neighborhood Snowpark in the Weinebene resort in Styria near Graz. the Neighborhood Snowpark crew did all they could to provide the ladies with the best conditions possible for their camp.
the aim of the Action Cats coachings is to enable women to get to know other female riders and experience a joyful day on the mountain.

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Skier jumping over Kicker

Babs Bayer was the snowboard coach of the day, taking care of the riders who were very eager to improve their park skills.
they worked on basics like 50-50 sliding the box, but also on harder tricks like boardslides. they also improved their kicker skills.

 

for the first time, skiers also participated in an Action Cats coaching, they received lots of pointers by skicoach Felix Ehmann.

 

everyone was able to learn something new.

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Snowboarder sliding a funbox

 

at the end of the coaching session, all riders received a beautiful goodie bag from Blue Tomato and one lucky raffle winner was able to take home an Action Cats hoodie designed by Naja Puhan from Black Bear & White Bear.

Action Cats Snow Park Coaching - Blue Tomato Goodie Bag
it was a successful day for all participants with a lot of happy faces all around.

all pics can be found here.