For the 8th time in the history of the SNOW DOME Bispingen (Germany) the Summer Feast took place in the indoor ski venue between Hamburg, Berlin and Hannover. It's the perfect place for all shredders to ski and snowboard in summer in a perfect snowpark plus you can meet old and new friends, participate in fun side events like waterslide or outdoor jib session and just have an awesome time.
The whole camp lasts one week. We didn't schedule any side events the first two days and everybody was riding the new setup which we changed a little bit right before the event. Some highlights were the new Quadkinked-Rail, an Elbow-To-Downrail, a long Uprail and a completely new endsection with different small but fun obstacles.
View from the park entrance
10m Uprail with shapers at work
The best thing during the camp besides a nice snowpark is our camping area. We were really lucky with the weather the whole week and had sunshine with high temperatures all the time. On Wednesday we did an outdoor jib session on one of our metal tubes. We built a nice dropin for that and brought snow from inside to the outdoor area. All skiers killed it during the session and Felix Althammer got new Rossignol FKS bindings for showing the best tricks with a nice style.
The crowd and in the back our dropin
Jib session going down
Winner of this session: Felix Althammer
The next day was really hot and so the preconditions for our waterslide were perfect. We build a pool which was about 10 to 12 meters long and filled it with water. For the inrun we took snow from the inside once again and the riders got speed from a winch. Really fun session with goodies for everyone who got into the pool with his skis (or snowboard).
Riders waiting at the inrun
The crowd enjoying the show
Bene Manhardt doing it switch
Our boys at the winch: Torge Nagel, Bene Manhardt and Felix Althammer (left to right)
On Friday the skate session at our brand new mini ramp went down. We got prices from Blue-Tomato for a Goodies-For-Tricks Session and some new skate decks for the best overall riders.
Top 3 best overall rider
The main event of the camp was our railjam which took place on saturday. We had some cash, Blue-Tomato as well as beer vouchers for the party and the riders could earn them with nice tricks. We tried to make the session as easy and chilled as possible. Cash and vouchers were handed out immediately and the judges noticed all tricks for the overall ranking.
Freeski head judge und park manager Torge Nagel with the stein full of cash and vouchers
Handing out the euros
The whole sessions was super fun, really everybody participated and since all obstacles counted for the ranking, there were more than enough options to show your skills and style. Afterwards we did the pricegiving in our camping area.
The three best overall riders: 3rd Simon Storgaard (DK), 1st David Krieger (DE) and 2nd Marcin Pośpiech (PL)
Cyrille Enzo de Lange, 13 years old, killed it and got a new K2 helmet for that. Keep an eye out for this kid from the Netherlands in the next few years
We even got some ladies around who killed it too! Caro getting a new jacket from Technine
And again, perfect vibes during the pricegiving and the pre-party
After the pricegiving the pre-party started. We had some free beer, good music, a big fire and got the party started really good. Later we went inside the SNOW DOME where the "big party" took place and as you can image, it lasted until the sun rose.
Unfortunately our photographer had to leave before the party so I don't have any shots from there but I will leave this picture here which is made by the official party photographer.
On the left is Torge Nagel and the one on the right is me. We did this whole summer project including the camp together and we are more than happy how it went and we are especially happy about all the people who visited us and were super stoked about everything. The guy in the middle is Jonel Fricke our speaker, rapper and the one who helped us wherever he could. Thanks!
And last but not least a HUGE thank you to our photographer Lennart Ritscher who shot so many awesome photos. He really helped us to spread the word about this camp and location so much easier with his images. If you like his work, check out his website www.lennartritscher.com
And of course I also want to thank all the sponsors who supported us! Without them we couldn't have made this happen: Neff Headwear, Rossignol, K2 Skis, Technine Snowboards, Freerider Shop Hamburg and Blue-Tomato!
We are working on a new concept for the summer 2016 and we have some BIG ideas as well as international events in the pipeline so stay tuned!
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