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Les 2 Alpes Snowpark: one of the best European snowparks open in the summer

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Presentation of this vast playground by Sylvain, snowpark manager.


L2A: First off, for any readers who are not (very) familiar with the resort, what is Les 2 Alpes snowpark?
Les 2 Alpes snowpark is a kind of leisure park for all ages and all levels of skiers and boarders who are looking for fun and excitement.

L2A: So what does this playground really look like?
In Les 2 Alpes, we’re lucky enough to be able to offer our visitors a large fun area to suit all levels. From the beginners zone for those looking to discover new sensations, to the experts area for pros in search of technical modules, not forgetting the intermediates section for riders who already have a good grasp of the subject, but who are looking for choice and originality.
In all, there are around fifty different modules, including 30 rails (bars, boxes, oil drums, etc…) and 20 kickers (jumps). There are also 2 half-pipes, including 1 «small» one that is 3 metres high, and a 6.3 metre super pipe (for super heros).

To find out more about what’s new in the park this year, take a look at the presentation video by Julien, one of the park’s shapers. 

L2A: When is the snowpark open until?
The park will be accessible until the end of the summer season, August 29th 2015. The whole team of shapers are doing their utmost to ensure it remains open.

L2A: Talking about the team of shapers, how many of you work in the snowpark, and what are your different tasks?
8 of us are in charge of the shaping in the park, and another 10 volunteers come along and help every day.
When we arrive at 7am we start by taking a look at each of the modules and deciding which ones we shall open. Next, we start working on the modules by hand, with spades and rakes, working the hard snow that has frozen during the night.
When the park opens, we welcome visitors and manage the cool zone (relaxing area with deck chairs and BBQ), whilst maintaining the modules to keep them in peak condition.
We are also in constant contact with the ski patrollers; in the event of an injury, we inform them by radio so that they can come and take the injured person away quickly.
From 1pm, the 10 volunteers come to help shape the 50 modules, sculpting the kicks, the landing areas etc…
That is the minimum required to maintain such a large area.

But the best way to find out what the snowpark is all about is by testing it out for yourself!

Picture copyrights: 2 Alpes Snowpark Facebook page.