Happy birthday, Austrian Freeski Open: from March 07 to 11, 2012, the major freeski slopestyle event at Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, will be held for the 10th time. Just in time for this anniversary, the IOC decided to include the slopestyle discipline into the 2014 Olympic programme. So there’s plenty of reason to celebrate for the participants, friends, and guests of the Austrian Freeski Open 2012!
Back in the days, the Austrian Freeski Open was one of the first freeski slopestyle events and one of the trailblazers of this discipline that has gained Olympic honour now. From March 07 to 11, 2012, numerous world-class freeskiers will battle for the crown of the Austrian Freeski Open. The international freeskiing elite will dig deep into their bag of tricks and rip the rails, kickers and special obstacles of the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark. Head shaper Stefan Plattner and his crew will care for a perfectly prepared park.
Atomic is proud to present the 10th anniversary of Europe’s premiere slopestyle competition, the Austrian Freeski Open. At its home resort of Kitzsteinhorn, the AFO will host the world’s best freeskiers from the 7th to the 10th of march. Included in this elite group are atomic’s very own Elias Ambühl, Jossi Wells, and defending AFO champion Andreas Håtveit.
The Austrian Freeski Open is now an AFP world tour gold event reflecting a meteoric rise from its humble beginnings to one of the biggest slopestyle events of the season. Now in its tenth year, the AFO contest will be more competitive than ever with a field of over 120 athletes. Currently the race for the prestigious AFP world title is very open, and any athlete could take the title. With the level of competitive slopestyle riding currently progressing at a mind-blowing rate, it is certain that boundaries will be blown at Kitzsteinhorn on Saturday for finals.