Fun on "klumpers"
Fun once a week in Tulfes, venue for the World Klumper Championships
The World Klumper Championships staged in Tulfes did a lot to raise the profile of this currently very popular sport, not just among holidaying guests, but also among the locals. and every week from end of December "klumping" will be the major event on the southern outskirts of the village of Tulfes, Austria's one and only klumper resort.
From 20.00 onwards, large numbers of klumper enthusiasts make for the ski practice slope. What is so amazing is just how quickly and how easily beginners learn how to use a klumper, a single-runner toboggan. You only need to sit on it once, take a couple of spins and before you know it you're ready for the final race at 21.00.
And what is so good is that you don't need to be a top sportsman to use a klumper. Children, parents, even grandparents, glide easily downhill and can demonstrate newly-acquired skills in the slalom race. Anyone can take part and it only costs a small entry fee. Every entrant in the guest category receives as a souvenir a small wooden klumper and a certificate. Afterwards you can enjoy a warming glass of glühwein in the cosy mountain hut and then sit among the ranks of klumper experts and discuss questions of style and cornering technique. If you prefer to watch, you are very welcome to stand beside the illuminated piste and enjoy the romantic wintry scene.
If you pay the entry fee of € 4.00 (adults) or € 2.00 (children), you can take part in the closing race at 9 p.m. The event finishes with the final prize-giving ceremony after the race at 10 p.m.
8 p.m. – Bumper ‘Klumper’ fun in Tulfes
➜Duration: About 1 hour
➜Meeting-place: ‘Klumperwiese’ Tulfes, beside Glungezerbahn
➜Price: Adult EUR 4, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 2
➜No need to book!
➜Important: Klumper meets are held on Dec 30th 2015, Jan 7th, 14th, 21rst, 28th,Feb 2nd, 11th, 18th, 25th, Mar 3rd 2016
Contact and information:
Hall-Wattens Region Tourist Board, Tel.: +43 (0) 5223 45544-0
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