After the close of this winter’s three missions, the finals of the BURN SNOWPARK RALLY 2011 in cooperation with VÖLKL will now be held at Leogang (AUT) from April 07th to 10th 2011. This weekend will become a highlight not only for the six qualified snowboard and freeski crews: thanks to the big Winner Party on Saturday evening, April 9th, and a Public Bagjump Session on Sunday, April 10th, also all friends and fans of the BURN SNOWPARK RALLY will have the opportunity to spend some entertaining days at the finals of this winter’s coolest online photo challenge.

The six winner crews of this winter’s three online missions will meet at the big finals of the BURN SNOWPARK RALLY 2011 in Leogang (AUT) from April 07th to 10th 2011. Supported by pro photographers like Alex Papis as well as Völkl pros Chris Kröll, Michael Stanschitz, Thomas Hlawitschka and Caja Schöpf, the crews will accomplish the last mission of the season. On Friday morning, the finalists will get their final mission. Then, they have two days to look for a spot and shoot an original picture. On late Saturday afternoon, they have to hand over their shot to the jury. At the public Winner Party on Saturday, April 9th (21 pm), the winners will be crowned. The victorious crews will join the Völkl pros at the All Inclusive Völkl Team Week 2011. Additionally, there’s a load of non-cash prizes up for grabs. The party will be held at Outback, Leogang, and apart from the prizegiving it will excel with DJ seets by Juwee (Wax Wreckaz), Weini (Völkl) and Reini (Snowpark Rally).

At the Public Bagjump Session at the Snowpark Leogang on Sunday, April 10th (12-2 pm), everyone will get the opportunity to practice new tricks at the bagjump. Plus, there’s a Völkl Pro Demo, coaching and photo shooting.

The winners of mission #3: Florian Model and Manuel Lublasser Just like the first two missions, the contributions to mission #3 of the BURN SNOWPARK RALLY were very inventive and creative. At the snowboarders, the jury decided that Florian Model (GER) realized the mission “Backside Air“ best: “This picture is outstanding in various aspects. First, we like the untouched natural terrain – first try rules. Second, the lighting works really well. The light on the rider in front of the darker background results in the attention this nice backside air should get. And third, the composition of the picture is done with perfection. The rule of thirds worked great in here. A perfect shot – well done!” As Florian Model had already won mission #1 of the BURN SNOWPARK RALLY 2011, additionally the second of mission #3, Carlo Schmid (SUI), was invited to come to Leogang.

The mission of the freeskiers was: “Backflip“. First place went to Manuel Lublasser (AUT), with the jury judging: “A classic shot – in a very positive sense! The illuminated rider in front of the dark background, the division into dark and light areas and the positioning of the rider are straight out of the textbook. In addition, the backflip is absolutely stylish and even done switch! It’s probably not the most creative shot, but for sure the very best execution of the mission ‘backflip’. Congrats!” Check the best pictures of the three online missions and get further information from www.snowparkrally.com!

SCHEDULE – FINALS BURN SNOWPARK RALLY

April 7th – 10th 2011, Leogang (AUT)

Thursday, April 7th 2011 Arrival

Friday, April 8th 2011 Announcement of the final mission & final mission shooting

Saturday, April 9th 2011 Whole day: Final mission shooting From 9 pm: Winner Party with award ceremony at Outback/Leogang, DJs Juwee (Wax Wreckaz), Weini (Völkl) & Reini (Snowpark Rally)

Sunday, April 10th 2011 12-14 pm Public Bagjump Session