19/12/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The gossip factory has worked overtime but now it´s official: for the first time ever there is a Nike Snowpark in Montafon for the 2012/2013 season. This new spot offers ideal conditions for a variety of different obstacles set in long lines. The large shaper crew is really stepping on the gas to open the park at Silvretta Montafon with the Nike Stairset Session on 15 December 2012.
Over recent years, the NovaPark at Silvretta Montafon has been a central point on the European snowboard map. Inspired by the great success of the Nike Chosen Sessions in spring 2012, Vorarlberg’s biggest ski resort extends its snowpark onto new terrain in cooperation with Nike and Schneestern. Brand new for winter 2012/2013 season – The Nike Snowpark Montafon!
Park setup: more than 40 obstacles for each level
When it’s fully built up the versatile park is made up of more than 40 obstacles with various hits accesable to snowboarders of all riding abilities – a variety of boxes and rollers are available for kids and novice riders; advanced snowboarders can enjoy the kicker line, rails and pipes of different sizes as well as a mix of specially designed obstacles. The mini funpipe with small walls, kinks and corner jumps is fun to ride for everyone and underlines the progressive concept of the snowpark.
The whole setup is kept in perfect condition and maintained on a daily basis by the eight member shape crew. With the multitude of obstacles and the extensive park area there are lines with up to 18 hits per run.
Sitting on the side of the Fredakopf chairlift (park lift) the riders not only have a great overview of the whole park but also easy access to non-tracked backcountry in the immediate vicinity. At the base of the park deck chairs and a sound system welcome everyone who wants to chill.
Opening Day: Nike Stairset Session on 15 December 2012
The Nike Stairset Session kicks off the long park season on 15 December 2012. This jam session will see all riders shredding the various down rails including a double kinked rail and a high down pipe, although there will be plenty of other obstacles built and ready to ride on Opening Day.
15 December 2012 Nike Stairset Session
12 January 2012 Sajas Park Games / Wir Schanzen
09 February 2013 Nike The Rock Session
24 February 2013 Sprungbrett with Nicola Thost
09 March 2013 Shred Champs / Chill & Destroy
15-17 March 2013 Montafon Freeride Festival powered by Silvretta Montafon
24-27 March 2013 Nike Event