The cold season has arrived and the first snowflakes have already made their way to Badia valley.
Not only this fact, but also the promise of the new freestyle season at the Snowpark Alta Badia will make every rider’s heart beat faster. The ski resort in the middle of the Dolomites, has been carrying the title UNESCO world heritage site for many years now. A grand total of 44 obstacles are planned to find their place at the snowpark in the winter of 2015/16, so most probably Alta Badia will be the next world freestyle heritage site. Moreover, this year’s season will feature a VIP Pro Coaching event as well as a musical highlight for all those who love good beats on the mountain.
After last year’s successful season our park staff are ready and eagerly awaiting the official “GO” in the form of massive snowfall. Bye-bye autumn blues, ciao snowpark action! When visiting Alta Badia, visitors find a vast and versatile ski resort. Apart from the Snowpark Alta Badia, there are even two Funslopes (the Funslope Biok and the Kidslope Pralongià II). That’s just the topping to the already broad range of the standard winter sports program of the resort. Altogether, it offers considerable 130 kilometres of slopes and 54 lifts. Let alone the stunning scenery of the Dolomites. Long story short: Alta Badia guests are definitely looking forward to a diverse winter season 2015/16.
Dolce Vita for all Freestyle Fans
In the upcoming season, freeskiers will be able to enjoy their lifestyle to the fullest and express themselves in form of various, daring tricks. A total of 44 obstacles will trigger every rider’s creativity on the snow, from the beginner to the advanced freestyler. As a little teaser, here are some of the highlights and the new features.
Freestyle beginners can ride various butter boxes (flat, elephant, rainbow, dance floor) and try out first smooth jumps on the 3-4 meter kickers of the beginner area. The medium area will definitely serve the interest of all riders who are looking for some jib action. The downright jib highlight is the new 4-meter tank. Another new addition is the 7 meter rainbow rail, which will find its place at the medium area next to other renowned features such as the lollipop, the pyramid and the wallride spine.
For loads of airtime, check out the advanced area. Six kickers with 8 to 10 meter tables and a 10 meter corner reveal some very special views on the Dolomites’ peaks. Three 6-7 meter tubes round off the setup in the advanced area.
Those who are not yet amongst the advanced riders but would like to, should definitely take part in the VIP Pro Coaching. Christof Schenk, freeski pro and well-experienced coach, will devote a full day to you and your questions about freestyle. All dates and info on how to registrate will follow soon – keep your twin-tips ready!
Bouncing DJ beats at the Snowpark Alta Badia
Another new feature of the winter season 2015/16 is “SnowTunes”. It’s a pure lifestyle event that will musically pump up the chill area of the Snowpark Alta Badia on February, 7th, 2016. A well-known DJ will supply you with tight beats during the day while shredding. Plus, a photographer will be on location to capture the snow party!
To shorten your waiting time until the season kicks off, we summarized all of last season’s highlights in a freeski edit and coupled them with a fitting soundtrack. We’re ready for the freestyle winter 2015/16!
For the latest information and updates from the park check out www.snowpark-altabadia.org and the Facebook page. Hear ya later!