Unique training camp for snowboard and freeski pros on the Stubai Glacier
The Stubai Prime Park Sessions are in full effect: for the 11th time, the elite of the international freeski and snowboard scene are fine-tuning their skills for the winter season at the training camp on the Stubai Glacier, Tyrol, Austria. During the five one-week sessions between October 23rd and December 3rd, 2023, the athletes, including numerous Olympic and world champions, will hone their tricks on the mighty kickers of the Stubai Zoo snow park in perfect conditions.
The concept of theStubai Prime Park Sessions has proven itself many times over since 2013: In cooperation with Stubai Glacier, the Prime Park Sessions provide the world’s freeski and snowboarding elite with training conditions that are unique in the world in early winter. This is also confirmed by US snowboarder Luke Winkelmann: “I think this is the best park in the world right now. The build crew went crazy and really brought together the best jumps we’ve had in a while, so we are all excited to be back together.” Tess Ledeux (FRA), the Olympic silver medallist in big air freeskiing, added: “The park here at the Prime Park Sessions is really good, and the weather has been perfect, too. I really like the jumps, it’s amazing!”
The athletes can practice on the Stubai Zoo’s Prime Line, which was built especially for the slopestyle pros. Its two perfectly prepared and safe kickers have been perfected over more than ten years, and there are also numerous rails. The aim is to provide the athletes with perfect and safe conditions to learn new tricks and progress their sport. Every day of the Stubai Prime Park Sessions, a film crew documents the runs of the pros and makes the recordings available to them for video analysis and film projects.
For the freeskiers, the Stubai Prime Park Sessions are the perfect warm-up to the 7th FIS Freeski World Cup Stubai from November 22nd to 25th, 2023. That’s why lots of high-carat riders have come to Stubai, including Olympic Big Air Champion Birk Ruud (NOR), Olympic Slopestyle Champion Alex Hall (USA),and the third of the Olympic Slopestyle contest, Jesper Tjäder (SWE). Apart from 2-time World Cup winner and double Junior World Champion Matej Svancer (AUT), World Cup winner Lukas Müllauer (AUT), and 2023 Junior Slopestyle World Champion Muriel Mohr (GER), many local Austrian and German freeski pros are also around.
In the snowboard category, Olympic gold medallists Anna Gasser (AUT), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL), Su Yiming (CHN), and Red Gerard (USA) have come to Stubai Glacier, as well as double World Champion Marcus Kleveland (NOR), X-Games winner Sven Thorgren (SWE),World Slopestyle Champion Mia Brookes (GBR), Olympic bronze medallist Tess Coady (AUS),and multiple X-Games medal winner Hailey Langland (USA). 2-time vice Junior World Champion Annika Morgan (GER), World Cup winner Leon Vockensperger (GER), Olympian Clemens Millauer (AUT), and Noah Vicktor (GER), who was the first German to land an 1800 this week, are also on-site.
Stubai Prime Park Sessions 2023 – The dates of the training weeks:
Session 1 (finished): Oct 23 – 29, 2023
Session 2 (finished): Oct 30 – Nov 05, 2023
Session 3: Nov 06 – 12, 2023
Session 4: Nov 13 – 19, 2023
Session 5: Nov 27 – Dec 03, 2023