Innsbruck, AUT (October 17th, 2023) After the successful SnowFest Innsbruck premiere last winter, there is great
news from the creators of Rock A Rail Snowboard contest and its counterpart, the DownTown StreetSki contest,
as they announce a tour with three stops in Europe. The new setup was tested last weekend at Freestyle Roots
in Thun in Switzerland (Oct. 13-15) at the very first stop. Benny Milam (USA), Rachida Aoulad (NED) and Valentin
Morel (SUI) took home the wins. Coming up next is SnowFest Innsbruck, taking place from November 24th – 26th.
The tour concludes with the SnowFest The Hague from December 8th – 10th.
ABOUT THE TOUR – FREESTYLE ACTION – The 37 m long, 17 m wide and over 10 m high scaffolding with a unique
urban set-up is the centerpiece of all three stops. The snow ramp features progressive obstacles and rails and is
truly a creative playground for freestylers from all over the world! The best jibbers on one and two boards mix
with Olympic and World Champions to amaze the audience.
ROCK A RAIL SNOWBOARD – The Rock A Rail success story began in The Hague in 2011, the initially local Rail
Jam has grown over the years into an international in-city Snowboard contest with thousands of fans. The return
to The Hague after a break is a special one, as it’s the 10th anniversary of Rock A Rail at Grote Markt in the center
of the city. A true milestone, which is also reflected in the design of the setup, which has been revised for 2023
to celebrate 10 years.
DOWNTOWN STREETSKI – The first edition in 2022 in Innsbruck was an explosive show of crazy tricks. The streetskiers are looking forward to the opportunity to unpack their tricks in the three cities on the same setup as the snowboarders. Expect an illustrious field of riders.
SNOWFEST – The Snowboard and Freeski contests are part of the SnowFest, which offers easy access to various
winter sports for young and old. In the Winter Sports Village in Innsbruck and The Hague, local sports clubs and
associations invite everyone to get to know their sport, find out more and try it out directly onsite. Whether on
snow, on the mat or on the simulator. Free entry!
KICK-OFF IN THUN – The kick-off in Thun for both Rock A Rail and DownTown StreetSki was also a first for the
new and updated setup. Riders were happy and despite the challenging weather conditions with wind and rain
they delivered an awesome show. At the Rock A Rail on Saturday it was once again Benny Milam (USA) wo
crowned himself to the champion. He also won the 2022 Innsbruck edition and the last one in The Hague. On the
women’s side Rachida Aoulad (NED) is the new Rock A Rail Thun winner. Valentin Morel took home the victory
in front of his home-crowd the evening before at the DownTown StreetSki premiere on Swiss soil. They all will
come to Innsbruck with lots of confidence.
A great kick-off for the tour. Next up is Innsbruck!
RESULTS ROCK A RAIL THUN 2023
1. Benny Milam, USA 1. Rachida Aoulad, NED
2. Leon Gütl, GER 2. Paula Benito, SPA
3. Fricz Botondi, HUN 3. Livia Tanno, SUI
RESULTS DOWNTOWN STREETSKI THUN 2023
1. Valentin Morel, SUI
2. Noah Strack, AUT
3. Chris McCormick, GBR
ALL SNOWFEST DATES 2023
October 14 – 15, 2023 – Freestyle Roots Thun (SUI) mit Rock A Rail & DownTown StreetSki
November 24 – 26, 2023 – SnowFest Innsbruck (AUT) mit Rock A Rail & DownTown StreetSki (free entry)
December 8 – 10, 2023 – SnowFest Den Haag (NED) mit Rock A Rail & DownTown Streetski (free entry)
More information: www.snowfest.eu, @snowfest.offical, @rockarail