Crowning of the overall tour winners on the Hintertux Glacier in Tux-Finkenberg

4th tour stop Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato Crowning of the overall tour winners on the Hintertux Glacier in Tux-Finkenberg: 27-28 April 2024

On 27 and 28 April 2024, the fourth and final Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY Tourstop 2023/2024 hosted by Blue Tomato took place on the Hintertux Glacier. Over sixty snowboarders didn’t miss out on the last event of this year’s snowboard tour. In addition to the daily winners, the overall tour winners for 2023/2024 were crowned the new kings and queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY in Tux-Finkenberg. Petr Ershov from Russia and Adèle Vankerschaver from Portugal both took the overall victory of this year’s Zillertal grassroots Snowboard Tour.

Just in time for the last Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop, Betterpark Hintertux got ready with its XXL set-up. Wille Kaufmann and his Betterpark shape team had conjured up a versatile setup for all age groups and skill levels for the 4th tour stop of the popular snowboard amateur series, in which the youngest participants were 4 years old. On Saturday, the young snowboarders showed off their best tricks at the Ästhetiker Rail Jam in the Betterpark
Hintertux. The winners of the day were Livia Schatzer (AUT) and Dmytro Luchkin (UKR), who both took 1st place and the coveted Ästhetiker Style Award.

Due to the strong foehn storm, the slopestyle competition on Sunday could not take place as planned in the Betterpark Hintertux. Instead, there was plenty of fun and many happy award winners at the Ästhetiker Side Hip Session on the Sommerberg. ‘The weather on the glacier is sometimes unpredictable,’ explains Pia Schroeter, organiser from the Ästhetiker crew. ‘When it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to hold the slopestyle contest as planned, our team quickly came up with a great alternative. After all, all the participants, including the coaches and parents, had a lot of fun snowboarding together without the pressure of competition. And that’s what really matters in the end.’ Rudi Kröll, Production Manager and Managing Director of the Ästhetiker Crew, adds: ‘Everyone helped to shape the side hip on the Sommerberg and it was an amazing end to the season of this year’s Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY for all riders.’

The award for best male snowboarder went to Petr Ershov (RUS). In the ladies’ category, Adèle Vankerschaver (POR) was delighted to receive the award for best female rider. Ladislav Hrska (CZE) was honoured as the best coach in the side hip session by the Ästhetiker judges. Matyas Krejci (CZE) earned the best trick in the Grom (U16) category and Riley Sharpe (GBR) won the ‘Best Grom’ award. Finally, Niko Lemark (SLO) took the title for his ‘Highest Air’.

After the competition, the overall tour winners were crowned the new Kings and Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY 2023/2024 based on the results of the first three tour stops. Congratulations to the happy winners:

Open Class: Queen: Adèle Vankerschaver (POR) King: Petr Ershov (RUS)
Rookies (U 18): Queen: Kristina Holzfeind (AUT) King: Roahan Duncan (GBR)
Groms (U 16) Queen: Livia Schatzer (AUT) King: Dymtro Luchkin (UKR)
Super Groms (U12) Queen: Adèle Vankerschaver (POR) King: Gustav Nawarkiewicz-Wiśniewski (POL)

The complete results and rankings of the last tour stop as well as overall tour rankings, videos and photo galleries can be found at

Ines Eberl and Lena Kuhlkamp from Hintertux Glacier Marketing agree: ‘It is a pleasure for us to see how much enthusiasm and ambition the young athletes put into their sport, regardless of the wind and weather. It makes us very proud to be able to make a contribution to youth development and to be ‘part of the game’.’

Betterpark Hintertux will remain open until 2 June 2024 for freestyle winter sports enthusiasts with its XXL setup and will be shaped daily. All information on current opening times can be found at

Special thanks to the partners of the 4th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop:
Zillertal Tourismus GmbH, Zillertaler Gletscherbahn with the Betterpark Hintertux, Tourismusverband Tux-
Finkenberg, Blue Tomato, Red Bull, Horsefeathers, World Snowboard Federation (WSF), Austrian Snowboar

Federation (ASA) and World Rookie Tour (WRT) as well as