Due to the ideal snow conditions and the continuous snowmaking, it was one of the best season kick-offs at ABSOLUT PARK.
At the moment the following setup is available:
- Rail Line with more features than the years before
- Medium Line with more obstacles in one line
- Kicker #1, Kicker #2 and Kicker #5
- Jib Park
More obstacles will follow soon:
The Cross Run will be open from week 51 onwards, kickers #3 and #4 will be set up at the beginning of the Christmas holidays. The halfpipe will be completed at the end of the year, the Rail Yard opening depends on snow conditions.
In order to keep the setup exciting throughout the whole season, new, creative setups and features are implemented regularly.
The following pros are currently training in the park:
Marko Grilc, Anna Gasser, Roope Tonteri, Ethan Morgan, Halldor & Eiki Helgason, X-Games Real Snow winner Frank Bourgeois, Wolle Nyvelt and Lisa Zimmermann. The Norwegian Rookie Team Snowboard, the Norwegian National Team Freeski, the ÖSV Freeski and Snowboard Team, the Belgian National Team with Seppe Smits and the Skicross Teams from Australia, Poland and Austria are in the park as well.
The new LUMBERJACK SHUTTLE will start operations before Christmas; after the last technical check the 23rd of December is planned to be the first day of service.
We will keep you informed about new operating lifts and changes here and on Facebook.
Your ABSOLUT PARK team.
Anyone who has been to Absolut Park will return with a smile. We added new rail and jib features for all levels, from beginner to advanced and pro, so that you won’t get bored even when visiting the 250th time. As well, various obstacles will be redesigned or repositioned in 2018.
From now on, our boarder- and ski-cross course is directly reachable with a quick and comfortable chairlift. The Lumberjack Shuttle on the Kleinarl side of the resort replaces the T-bars Fürstwand and Schüttalm. Time to strap on a less responsive board or skis and get those rusty racing skills going again!
In winter 2017/18, you will not only get your daily dose of action at Chill House but also something pleasing to the eye! Inspiring paintings and drawings from artists in the boardsport and freeski scene will be shown on a regular basis.
Jib King: January 5 - 6, 2018
Spring Battle: March 17 - 21, 2018
ZSAEP Experience: March 24, 2018
Over the last few years the Absolut Park has developed into one of the biggest and best known parks in Europe.
The more than 100 obstacles are attended to daily by a professional shape crew to ensure perfect conditions for the riders.
The entire park area stretches over a length of over 1.5 km, which is divided into 6 sections and is equipped with an extremely wide and varied range of obstacles. The more than 100 obstacles are attended to daily by a professional shape crew to ensure perfect conditions for the riders. No matter which level, from beginner to pro: The Absolut Park offers everything that the freestyle heart could desire.
The Park is divided into 5 sections:
5 Kickers in a row ensure maximum air time at a top international level. This is where the Spring Battle, Austria’s most famous mountain snowboard contest, takes place.
Here you will find every rail and jib obstacle imaginable in a creative layout for example: s-rail, barrel, elbow-, kinked-, double kinked-,
straight rails, … . The creativity of the Shape Crew and their affiliation with the scene means that new and special obstacles are constantly being developed and built.
The ideal place to work on your skills, to practice new tricks and to prepare yourself for bigger things. It starts at the first entry point and ends next to the Powder Shuttlebypass piste.
This line has been equipped with a most varied range of rails which flow into a funpipe (100-metre long Halfpipe with 4 metre high walls). Our “small” pipe is ideal for anyone who wants to ride an easy pipe or for those wanting to try out the Superpipe.
At the bottom of the Absolut Park and right in front of the Chill House you will find the ultimate playground for all free-style fanatics. Shredders, regardless of their level, are sure to find the perfect run.
The new Cross Run for Boarder Crosser and Ski Crosser is finished. The course was built by the Absolut Park Shape Crew together with Austria’s National BX Coach Gerald Kerschhackl and it was already tested by the World Cup riders of the Austrian national Team. The run is on Eurocup Level and can easily be extended to a World Cup level. Nevertheless the obstacles are built in a way that everybody can cruise through and have fun.
This unique park concept next to the Powder Shuttle is really
popular on the mountain. With its finger very much on the pulse of the times, everything is reduced to the essentials: Namely nature itself featuring elements consisting of snow and wood. This minimalist yet innovative concept was personally initiated by Jake Burton and the snowboard legend Craig Kelly. In accordance with the motto 'the woods are the goods', this is not about flawlessly prepared slopes and obstacles shaped to perfect detail. This is about encouraging the creativity of the riders. The obstacles in the Stash Park are integrated into the natural
environment and can almost always be ridden in numerous ways. The natural terrain additionally offers an incredible number of jib possibilities. 'Lil Stash' provides kids and beginners the ideal terrain to
practice in and features wider and easier boxes and rails.
At the end of the Absolut Park you’ll find the ultimate freestyler’s meeting point, the Chill House. The Chill House is, in a way, a modern refuge hut of the very special kind. It offers everything a freestyler’s heart desires. The unique and stylish exterior gives you an idea of what to expect inside. The impressive light-filled building extends over two floors and contains a boulder wall and various different chill-out areas with video walls. The absolute highlight however, is the world’s first ever indoor mini skate ramp on a mountain. When the weather is good the chill-out zone in front of the Chill House with loads of comfy sofas is the place to meet. Skiers and boarders can enjoy a well-earned rest, relax, have a snack or marvel at what friends, colleagues and pros are conjuring up in the Jib Park’.