08/03/2011 | by Uli Köhler
Whoop! Whoop! Shaun White, iPod & Dancing with the Stars behold: Austria now has its own superpipe at the Kitzsteinhorn. Never has it been easier for Austrians and surrounding nationalities to get that double McTwist dialled!
For a few weeks the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn has an all-new attraction: Apart from two park areas – the Easy Park and the Central Park – it now has an additional treat for all snowboarders: a full-on superpipe!
Gigantic construction project
With a length of 135m and a height of 6.30m (20 feet), the u-shaped pipe is truly unique in its construction. After intense snow production at the pipe area already in mid December, an incredible 25,000 cubic meters of snow were spread over the whole Superpipe. After having completed the basis construction, the optimum aptitudes as well as the perfect radius were milled into the huge walls with a Zaugg Monster Pipe Cutter. Thus safe drop-ins at an angle of almost 90° and smooth runs with massive airtime are guaranteed.
Perfect training conditions
The final result is an impressive piece of snowpark design, one Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn parkdesigner Stefan Plattner is also proud of: “With a length of 135m and a height of 6.3m, the Superpipe at the Kitzsteinhorn is really unique in its form and size and definitely not comparable to any other pipe project in Austria. Our overall aim was to produce a high-quality Superpipe from the very first, which – in combination with frequent reshaping – remains in its shape as long as possible and which can be used as a perfect training compound for pipe riders from all over Europe.” Despite its gigantic dimension, the Superpipe is also a real attraction for less advanced snowboarders. The elliptic form guarantees enough landing space and hence cares for sufficient safety. The Superpipe Kitzsteinhorn is opened daily from 9am to 3pm and can be shredded by all snowboarders.
All young guns who want to enjoy the freestyle and freeride paradise Kitzsteinhorn, can take advantage of the “power of ten” day ticket campaign. All visitors between 6 and 19 years (born between 1992 and 2004) only pay 10 Euros every Saturday throughout the season for a day ticket. You can find further information about the “power of ten” campaign on www.kitzsteinhorn.at.
All news about the snowparks, events and freeriding at the Kitzsteinhorn, can be found on the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn Website and on www.facebook.com/snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.