26/11/2013 | by Tom Copsey
You’re tired of always going to the same resort and looking for something new? Then read what the young mountain/QPark crew experienced in their new partner resort Alta Badia!
Max Weickl, Christoph Hettegger, Dani Limmer, Patrick Ausweger and Max Brandauer got together in January this year, to check out Alta Badia for their first park-shooting. The breath-taking scenery of the Dolomites as well as the perfect conditions made the shoot more than a success.
The plateau of Piz Sorega offers great slopes in the splendid sun and the park has an impressing set-up. The little trees, old shed and massive rocks made up a perfect background of which the riders took advantage and shot some photos combining action with a very special touch of serenity on their first day.
As you can see from the pictures, the guys had quite a lot of fun in the park! Besides the beginner line the park consists of a big rail-line with a 10m down rail, a flat down box, and a-frame box as well as a wall ride. And there are quite a few kickers as well. Max Weickl enthusiastically described the medium line as “one of the funniest three-kicker lines that I’ve ever rode!” In combination with the two pro kickers they give you the opportunity to ride five jumps in a row – a real rarity that only few European resorts can be proud of!
But do not think that this is all Alta Badia can offer – this resort also has an amazing backcountry! The young mountain crew went for the area around the Boe Gonde, where they found a small bowl offering extremely good possibilities surrounded by beautiful mountains and were able to produce some real nice footage. Another spot provided lines with jumps, corners and drops. But this certainly isn’t everything! Best would be if you go there yourself and discover the Backcountry of Alta Badia!
Needless to say you can spend your evenings in hot après-ski bars in town.
So you see: Alta Badia has perfect backcountry conditions and a funpark with rails and kickers for every rider and media-crews. So check it out yourself, it’s definitely worth it!