03/12/2012 | by Uli Köhler
The stanton park will definitely be on point again this season. Rene Friedl and his crew already draw the lines for another creative and fluid set up that will blow everyones minds!
STANTON Park: Powder Paradise with Arena Flair
The feeling of a big arena in front of breath-taking scenery coupled with a most innovative park design – once a true insiders’ tip, the STANTON Park has established itself as a true freestyle highlight over the last few seasons. So, if you not only want to enjoy endless powder runs, but are also looking for a masterly shaped setup, the STANTON Park is your place to be!
Winter is coming closer and just like last season the STANTON Park is getting ready for once again becoming the perfect playground for the freestyle community. The park-areal is perfectly accessible with two lifts, which means you can do loads of runs within a short time and literally shred till you drop! But the connection to the lifts isn’t the only thing making the location of the park perfect. For all of you who want to watch what’s going on in the park in a little more laid back manner, the Rendl terrace with its bars and restaurants will give you the perfect opportunity to chill and observe the pros doing their tricks. That’s also one of the aspects park designer Rene Friedl likes about the park: “From the huge terrace you’ve got a perfect view on what’s going on in the park – an absolutely phat location!”
4 Lines – 1 Mission: SHRED OR GO HOME
The crew headed by park designer Rene Friedl has put their heads together and will pull another spectacular park out of their sleeves this year. With an incredible diversity of lines and elements, this year’s setup knows how to impress riders at all skill levels: the beginner area offers numerous jumps and boxes for the young bloods. But also pro-riders will get their money’s worth with massive 12 – 14m jumps which guarantee airtime at its best. This winter’s setup will also see several novelties: the beginner area may look forward to a new 9m elephant box, the medium area will be extended by a 10m flat/down/flat box and in the advanced area, an 8m down/flat rail, a rainbow tube and a jump tube are only waiting to be shredded properly. With a total of 32 elements over a length of 320m, the STANTON PARK provides for tons of action and shred fun!
Let the Plays Begin!
Due to creative park elements and the unique arena-like feeling, the STANTON Park is a superlative contest location. Last season, at the legendary Kirschbaum Battle, the Freestyle Challenge was proclaimed, summoning not only local heroes from the snowboard and freeski scenes. More than 70 riders as well as countless freestyle fans met in a perfectly shaped STANTON Park, where it was ‘eat or get eaten’ – the riders stopped at nothing! Afterwards, however, everyone was partying together – as is the custom in the freestyle community. Rumours already exist that we’ll see another edition of the Kirschbaum Battle in the upcoming season!