Les 2 Alpes has announced it will operate its biggest snowpark yet when it re-opens for summer skiing and boarding on June 16th.
The resort’s internationally renowned summer snowpark was originally launched 16 years ago in 1994 and continues to expand, thanks to the help of dedicated professionals and huge investment by the resort.
The park, located between 3300m and 3400m now covers 18 hectares and is open from 7.30am to 1pm. It is open for all ability levels from beginners to experts, with or without an instructor.
Complete with two dedicated drag lifts to reach the park and a snow tow to reach the two pipes, the park has three different zones: a ski fun zone (on the northern section of the Dôme sud area with a boardercross, whoops, 2 beginner’s tables and a line of boxes), a pro zone (big air, tables, hips and many other modules: rails, containers, drums etc…) and an advanced zone.
There’s also a relaxation area, known as the Coolzone located above the pipe and this will be redesigned this year.There’ll also be a shred area that will cover the length of the Snowpark and an Olympic size super pipe (6.5 metres high and 140 metres long).
Other features will include a big air bag for freestyle training on a huge air mattress to avoid accidents.
The park has nine employees and 30 voluntary shapers on site every day. It will be open through to August 28th and it’s one of 80 summer activities offered by the resort, which also include water sports, 200 kilometres of hiking trails, nature and mountain lakes, mountain bike descents, paragliding flights and bungy jumps.