[Matthias Weissenbacher double dips on the Absolut Park pro line. Sequence: Markus Rohrbacher]
This jewel in the crown of Austrian park setups has been at the forefront of freestyle terrain for many years. From the ever-awesome regular kickers and jibs, to one of Austria’s few full-sized superpipes, to one of Europe’s few Stash setups and even a banging undercover miniramp at the foot of the park, Flachauwinkl’s Absolut Park has got its game going ON.
The renowned freestyle terrain of the Absolut Park sits in the Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl area of the Salzburger Sportwelt resort, itself part of Austria’s Ski Amadé area – a huge posse of resorts located between Salzburg and Villach in central Austria.
But if prime time park setups are what you’re after, there’s no need to ever leave the Absolut Park’s boundaries. Whether you have dreams of slaying rails like Louif, quad-flipping like Morgan, kicking Shaun sized backside airs or just, you know, having fun and throwing stunts, this zone’s huge array of features will be sure to get you lit up.
THE ABSOLUT PARK
Unloading from the high speed six-man Absolut Shuttle lift (the chair that accesses most all of the Absolut Park’s terrain), the first thing that magnetises your eyes will be the Kicker Line. Here you can launch yourself off a succession of five perfectly shaped kickers that will have jumpers of a high standard frothing. They’re all in the solid-to-beefcake size range, but if your kicker game is on point you’ll be happy lapping from first chair to last call.