WSF Snowpark Clinic 2010 Val Senales, Italy

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with Federazione Snowbord Italia (FSI), are happy to invite you to the International Clinic in Snowboard Park Construction in Val Senales, Italy, from October 22nd to 24th 2010. The first International WSF Clinic in Snowboard Park Construction was arranged in the beginning of 2010 in Livigno, Italy, and we will now repeat the success for the second edition.

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.

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.
Practical parts will be held in the Gentlemens Snowpark in Val Senales, one of the finest European snowpark.
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’. Among the many contest arenas, Lars has built parks for the Burton European Open, several photo shoots and he works’ as a ski resort consultant. In addition to his present work, Lars is also the author of a new park construction manual which will be distributed to the participants.

October 22nd- Arrival day
October 23rd & 24th – Clinic days (see below for details)
October 24th – departure

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 Gentlemens Park in Val Senales:
Building an element with Cat
Marking and securing of element
Inspection of the park area

Clinic day 2:
Theoretical Session:
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 in advance)
Hotel in half board and lift tickets to be paid directly on location (accommodation at Hotel Kurtz at about 65€ per day in full board)
Please remember to wear warm clothing and snowboard/ski equipment for the inspection and practical sessions.

Registration and payment deadline: October 8th 2010
Course fee: 250€ to be paid in advance to:

World Snowboard Federation
Att Gunnar Tveit
Id nr 71252410
VAT CZ71252410
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Bank: DNB Nor Bank ASA
Bank account: 3411 27 67780
IBAN: NO 6534112767780

Accommodation fee per person per 2 nights will cost about 130€ in full board, to be paid directly at the hotel. Hotel will be booked by WSF. You will be able to buy lift tickets at the Ticket Office at the bottom of the Gondola.

Registration form/attendee details
Name and Surname:
Name of resort or National Association:
Mobile phone:
Arrival date:
Departure date:
Accommodation: Yes or no (2 nights: arrival on Friday, departure on Sunday)

Registration form/attendee details must be sent by e-mail to within October 8th 2010.

Author: silvia