Freeskiers brave the weather and crown the German Slopestyle Freeski Champions
On 23 April 2016 freeski pros and upcoming talents from all of Europe fought at the German Freeski Championships in Slopelstyle, despite bad views and snowfall and crowned the new German Champions and the winners of the Next Generation Tour 2016.
On the day before the race, when track was set-up, the weather conditions were perfect and the organisers of the Ski Club Prien were hoping to be able to stage the competitions on the pro- and medium-lines. But on the day of the competition the weather showed a common face for a spring day in the high mountains: snowfall and limited view. That was why both competitons had to be made on the medium-line. Moreover, there were 25 centimetres of fresh snow, so a start at the pro-line would have been only possible with a major delay.
The team of organisers decided without further ado to stage both competitions on the medium-line of the Stubai Zoo.
More than 50 freeskiers from nine to 24 years were at the start.
The just 15-year old Aliah-Delia Eichinger from the Bavarian Forest and Florian Preuss from the Ruhr area won the adults ranking of the German Championships. In the younger categories the winners were: Luca Schmalschläger (male, age group 00-01), David Zehentner (male, age group 02 – 03), Nico Hauzenberger (male, age group 04 – 05), Hannes Baumhöfener (male, age group 06), Muriel Mohr (female, age group 06)
Besides of many non-cash prizes, the winners of the Next Generation Tour enjoyed a professional film and photo shooting with Freeski Germany on 7 May at the Stubai Zoo.
On Sunday the official upcoming talent competition of Freeski Germany took place, where the best German athletes competed for admission to the elite school of the sport and the country’s squad in Berchtesgaden. Altogether 35 young talents from 9 to 16 years joined the scouting.
Winners of the overall ranking of the Next Generation Tour:
We would like to thank the Ski Club Prien, the Bavarian Ski Federation, the German Ski Federation and of course Freeski Germany for the perfect cooperation.