THE RIDING AREA
Hintertux is a high-altitude, glacial resort offering runs that reach over 3200m, ensuring great snow all year round. With 40km of pistes and 15 lifts (mostly gondolas and chairs), the resort is roughly twice the size of last year’s location! Hintertux is a simple, 30 minute, switchback-free drive up the valley from your accommodation in Mayrhofen. If you don’t have a car, an hourly bus runs all day, offering easy and inexpensive access to the mountain. Hintertux has one of the best parks in the Alps – designed, built and maintained by Betterpark – with a full pro kicker line, a beginner’s kicker line, dozens of rails and a mini pipe, all served by a fast T Bar lift. There is also tons of well groomed pistes for carving laps and – if we get blessed with May powder like we have in the past – plenty of freeriding terrain.
THE TEST VILLAGE
For 2019 the Test Village will be partitioned off and only accessible to holders of official Tester IDs. Simply take your Tester ID to the brand that you’d like to demo gear from and they’ll take care of the rest. When you bring the gear back, just fill in a review of the product and your thoughts will be entered not the Snowboard Spring Break test database for all to read – you words might even end up in print and online tests!
THE BOOT ROOM
‘The Boot Room’ is a boot-specific area that is located on a covered terrace at the Test Village (right hand side in the image above). When you visit the Boot Room, you can change into new test boots, out of the weather. You’ll find all of your favourite boot brands here so come and get fitted and check out the best of what next season has to offer!
THE SNOWBOARD PARK
The Hintertux park is located at 3200,m, pretty much the highest point of the mountain and in May it sits in sunshine all day long. The park is designed, built and maintained buy the crew at Betterparks who have built some stunning snowboard terrain over the years. We’ll have a full size pro kicker line, a smaller kicker line, a ton of rail features and there’ll even be a mini pipe to shred.
Testers borrow product and evaluate it in the Hintertux ski area, which includes of 40km of pistes, park, sidehits, mellow cruisers, high speed carving pistes and even powder when conditions allow. When you return the product, you fill out a two piece test card, retaining one copy for your own records and handing the second copy in. Please be sure to write what you actually feel about the product, how suitable it is to your level of riding and so on.