07/03/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The Siberian cold didn’t spare the Snowpark Alta Badia, but the finished setup was waiting to be shred all the same. Numerous riders accepted this challenge and accelerated on the Jibline. We joined this session with a film crew and caught the phat tricks on tape for you.
Normally, the Snowpark Alta Badia is spoiled by the sun. On the 1st of February, 2012, the weather gods played a trick on the riders, such as snowboarder Marc Grossgasteiger. Wind, freezing temperatures and poor visibility dominated the park. That way, it was much harder to perform a Jibline checkout. Still, the shapers did a great job and the riders were highly motivated. We had a chat with park designer Rene “Renilla” Margreiter to find out a bit more about the shooting and the park.
Alta Badia and the sunshine belong together and so do Renilla and his sick moves ☺! What was going on on the 1st of February, 2012?
That’s true, we are really a fair-weather park, but the Siberiandepression had no mercy. The weather wasn’t fine, but we did our best to offer optimal conditions to the riders. In Espacially, we did a really good job with the Jibline. We were able to take all the jibs in one run and we didn’t realize how cold it was. We enjoyed the session to the fullest and had a really fine day.
How would you describe the local rider scene and what are the highlights in the Snowpark Alta Badia?
The locals are mostly freeskiers, the snowboarders have to catch up a bit. All in all we have 10 jumps and 20 jibs including quarter hips and multiobstacles, which allows a lot of creativity in the park. Every rider gets the opportunity to ride many different lines and combos.
Check out the current setup on the Alta Badia Website, you’ll als stay up to date on whether the park is open and which obstacles are waiting for you to shred. The current Snowboard video edit and photo gallery shows you how much fun a session without sunshine can be. The brilliant weather forecast for the next few days will let you enjoy the Snowpark Alta Badia in picture-perfect weather.
Nevermind the weather: play up to the Snowpark Alta Badia an rip the jib! For the lates news and updates, go to the Facebook fanpage!