18/10/2013 | by Nina Zietman | 4 comments
In recent years things have improved massively on the park front. These days, the season kicks off in early December with snowboard week, where the park is already up and running in great shape, thanks mostly to the fact they cover the snow mounds with tarp in the summer. The extensive snowmaking facilities allow the dedicated crew of shapers to build what is now one of the best parks in France with kickers up to 25meters in length. A progressive quarterpipe shaped like a pirate ship with gap to rail options through the centre shows a little of what they are capable of.
Local riders come from nearby resorts to session the line of four advanced kickers (with smaller options) that lead into the gap jib feature over the old Cime de Caron cable-car, and the large hip at the bottom. From the two drag lifts, a line of four smaller intermediate kickers separate the kicker areas from the jib lines. There are also beginner kickers, pole jams, tyre jibs, street rails, boxes and whoops, all of which are roped off to prevent ignorant tourists using your landing as a sightseeing spot.