The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) invites you to the first International Clinic in Snowboard Park Construction from January13th – 16th, 2010, in Livigno, Italy. Snowboard parks are the new “attraction” for many small and large mountain resorts. The clinic will provide an introduction to planning, construction and maintenance of snowboard parks. The clinic is open and recommended to anyone involved in the organization, operation and construction of mountain resorts. The clinic is organized in cooperation with the italian snowboard association FSI.
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) invites you to the first International Clinic in Snowboard Park Construction from January in Livigno, Italy 13th – 16th, 2010. Snowboard parks are the new “attraction” for many small and large mountain resorts. The clinic will provide an introduction to planning, construction and maintenance of snowboard parks. The clinic is open and recommended to anyone involved in the organization, operation and construction of mountain resorts. The clinic is organized in cooperation with the italian snowboard association FSI.
ABOUT THE CLINIC
It is important to build a park that meets both the needs and riding level of your customers. Black, red or blue park? Black, red or blue park lines? Regardless of the Park level you are intending on building, the clinic will provide you with information on how small and large parks are built and maintained.
Pratical parts will be held in the Swatch Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno during the last days of construction of the slopestyle for the Protest World Rookie Fest 2010 (to stay more and assist at the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
The goal of the clinic is to provide park builders and resort organizers with the knowledge required to build and maintain safe, varied and exciting parks for their users. In addition, the clinic also provides some background on the financial aspects of park construction and management.
Learning facilitator for the clinic will be Lars Eriksen. Lars is currently the Park Manager for Hemsedal Resort in Norway, and the man behind the ‘Blue Park Concept’. Lars has built parks for the Burton European Open.
In addition to his present work, Lars is also the author of a new park construction manual which will be distributed to the partecipants.
January 13th – Arrival day
January 14th & 15th – Clinic days (see below for details)
January 16th – Departure day (or stay and enjoy the Protest World Rookie Fest)
Clinic day 1:
- Theoretical Session:
- The park concept – history
- Customers’ needs and requests.
Park Elements: Short Introduction
- Location of the park – considerations and consequences
- How to build fun boxes and jumps
Practical Session at Swatch Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno:
- Building an element with Cat
- Marking and securing of element
- Inspection of the park area
Clinic day 2:
- Setting up rails
- Safety and responsibility
- Daily maintenance
- Group assignment
- Learning Facilitator: Lars Eriksen
- Course fee: 250€ to enter the course (to be paid to WSF)
- Hotel in half board and lift tickets to be paid directly on location (about 220€)
Please remember to wear warm clothing and snowboard/ski equipment for the inspection and practical sessions.
Registration and payment deadline: January 4th, 2010
Course fee: 250€ to be paid in advance to:
World Snowboard Federation
Att Gunnar Tveit
Id nr 71252410
Bank: DNB Nor Bank ASA
Bank account: 3411 27 67780
IBAN: NO 6534112767780
Accommodation fee per person per 3 nights and lift tickets: about 220€ in half board, to be paid directly at the hotel. Hotel will be booked by WSF.
Registration form/attendee details:
Name and Surname:
Name of resort or National Association:
Accommodation: Yes or no (3 nights)
Registration form must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com within January 4th 2010.
ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION
WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels. Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org