FAQlast update May 3, 2023
How should I behave at the festival?
Honestly, we try to keep the festival as relaxed as possible - so please act normally, be friendly, and stay calm. Please cooperate with security in general. Don't break anything and leave any trash. #cleanerthanbefore
Here is some more information we would like to give you:
How do I find my way around the festival area?
On our site plan, you will find important points for orientation.
What do I do if I feel harassed or bullied?
As at some other big festivals, you can approach festival staff, security and especially the crew at the info point at the iXS Dirt Masters with the phrase " Where to Panama?" They will then escort you out of the situation and take you to a safe, shielded area. Together, you can discuss the next step: do you just need a moment's peace, do you need a paramedic, do you want to make a phone call, or should the police be contacted for you?
Do I have to pay an admission fee to visit the iXS Dirt Masters Festival?
No. As always, admission to the festival is free: access to the Expo area, the races of the iXS Downhill Cup, PROPAIN Rookies Cup, the 4X ProTour, the VPACE Kids Cup, the Schwalbe Uphill Flash, and the Orbea Enduro race are possible without control.
However, since 2021 it is necessary to buy a ticket for the slopestyle area in advance. The evening events will also cost admission. There will be a multi-day advance ticket sale for 10 euros plus admission.
I have ordered and paid for tickets, but unfortunately the tickets have not yet arrived. What's going on?
In this case, please check your spam folder first!
When can I buy tickets?
Tickets for the slopestyle area are available from March 15, 2023 on!
Where can I buy tickets?
As soon as ticket sales start, you will find an item in the menu under "FESTIVAL".
What do I need tickets for?
To get access to the slopestyle area and to participate in the Rose Best of 10, TSG Whip Off (final contest and qualification) and slopestyle (FMB + Pre Quali) events as a spectator. There are also tickets for the evening events that take place in the biathlon stadium.
Which days do I need tickets for?
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the access to the slopestyle area is free of charge, unless the contest has to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday (in that case, the tickets from Saturday keep their validity).
Do I basically need a declaration of consent from my parents if I am underage, and am I allowed to participate in a contest with it?
No. You do not need this for the festival itself.
According to the Youth Protection Act, minors under the age of 16 are not allowed to attend the evening event. Young people over 16 but under 18 are only allowed to attend the evening event if accompanied by a parent or guardian (with a completed "Muttizettel"). You can download the form here and have it filled out and signed by your parents: Erziehungsbeauftragung.pdf
This parental authorization does not apply to registration for competitions. For this, your parents must fill out and sign the respective consent forms.
Which tracks are usable during the festival?
The following tracks are available for all visitors during the iXS Dirt Masters:
- Beginner & Kids Parcours mit Pumptrack
- KyrHill (inor restrictions due to VPACE Kids Cup)
- Schwalbe Loose Lee
- North Shore (not all sections can be ridden)
- SRAM Flow Country (alternative start on Thursday and Friday)
- Schneewitchen Trail
- Fairy Trail
Attention: Competition preparations will begin on Monday, May 15, prior to the festival. From then on, detours and restrictions on the trails must be expected!
I would like to help - how can I apply to be a marshal?
Also this year, we are looking for helpers for the competitions Downhill, Fourcross and Enduro. You can find more detailed information under the menu item "Volunteers".
How and where can I register for the individual races?
Information about the competitions can be found in the menu under "Athlete Info". To register, you need a profile on racement.com, in which all the events in which you could participate are listed.
How can you take part in the TSG Whip Off presented by SPANK?
The legendary TSG Whip Off presented by Spank is once again an invitational this year, meaning only invited riders are allowed to participate. Nevertheless, you have a chance to be at the start as well.
How to do it?
More detailed information will follow soon. It will be announced in good time in the news section and on Instagram.
This year, we want to give 20 riders an equal chance at a starting spot. Therefore, there will be no on-site registration in 2023. We will identify 20 riders through this Instagram contest to ride a qualifying session in Winterberg on Thursday. The best three will move on to the seeded field of riders! Maybe more than 3, we will see! ;)
After the closing date, the evaluation will be carried out with eagle eyes, and the chosen ones will then be contacted.
I would like to participate in a competition on Facebook or Instagram. What are the conditions of participation and guidelines?
Under the following link, you will find the conditions of participation and guidelines for the competitions on the festival's social media channels.