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What happens when you got 150.000m3 of snow, 12 shapers, 5 snowcats & 3 caterpillars who spent 2 months on snow preparing & 15 days on shaping?
Right, you get a friggin castle!
Care for more insane stats? Well, the main feature is 60m wide, includes 5 kickers (the biggest one at respectively 11m high, jump distance of 20-35m), the hip is 12m high and the riders jump up to 11m.
Still not enough? Well, this year the castle also includes a 11x11m mini ramp that is placed on a 16 m high cube.
It’s probably not hard to guess what has been going on here the past couple of days when riders like Sage Kotsenburg, Peetu Piiroinen, Sven Thorgren or Maxence Parrot are let loose on a course like that. After yesterday’s sick night session we got to witness the heli shoot today, where it was all about bagging the shot. Kevin Bäckström made sure to show off another one of those smooth front 7s, that is up for votes against Halldor Hellgasons front 5 right now, check it out and see for yourself!
When the sun came down it was time for the riders to session the massive hip and from what Peetu Piiroinen has built up to throughout the day, it was all eyes on him. Of course, the Finn delivered and was half-way up on the moon. When we sent it back down to the valley we double-checked to make sure we didn’t leave him hanging out in outer space. Luckily we didn’t and now it’s time for him and the rest of the riders to prepare for tomorrow’s Big Air contest.
We surely can’t wait to see the madness that’ll go down in the castle tomorrow!