WSF Snowpark Clinic 2012 - Third Edition

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF), in collaboration with New Austrian Snowboard Association (ASA), invites you to the International Clinic in Snowboard Park Construction in Innsbruck, Austria, from February 2nd to 3rd 2012.


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. The clinic is open and recommended to anyone involved in the organization, operation and construction of mountain resorts.

There will also be practical parts held in the Nitro Skylinepark at Innsbrucker Nordketten Bahnen (

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 park construction manual which will be distributed to the participants.


Day 1 (Feb. 2nd)

Theoretical Session:
o The park concept – history
o Customers’ needs and requests.
o Park elements: Short Introduction
o Location of the park – considerations and consequences
Practical Session
• Building an element with Cat
• Marking and securing of element
• Inspection of the park area
o How to build fun boxes and jumps

Day 2 (Feb. 3rd):

Theoretical Session:
o Setting up rails
o Safety and responsibility.
o Daily maintenance
o Group assignment

Hotel booking is up to the participants. Under this link you can find many local Hotels in different price categories.;label=innsbruck-SkwG0yqMuKxuDLcY2SBr3AS9940631341;ws=&gclid=CNW-27bc56sCFagntAodRE0xHQ

Meeting time Thursday 2nd. Feb. am 9.30 at:
Innsbrucker Nordkettebahnen Betriebs GmbH
Höhenstrasse 145
A-6020 Innsbruck/Austria



Registration and payment deadline: January 26th 2012
Course fee: 300€ (includes manual, lift ticket and lunch 2 days) 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


Registration form/attendee details
– Name and Surname:
– Name of resort or National Association:
– Address:
– Mobile phone:
– E-mail:

Registration form/attendee details must be sent by e-mail to within 26th. of January 2012

Author: silvia