algybawsDoes anyone know which snowpark in Europe has the biggest kickers in their pro-line? I don’t mean jumps specifically built for events, but rather jumps that are open for the public ie. Penken Park Pro-line in Mayrhofen..
I was thinking it would either be stubai zoo, penken park, Laax, Mottolino Livigno, or crans Montana.
Has anyone actually visited these parks and can comment? Or if I’ve missed any obvious suggestions please let me know. Talking about the sheer size of the kicker not the quantity/variety etc.
Thanks very much
Laax is regularly full of options and has huge jumps open to public use - these are similar/same as the Stubia Zoo stuff which IMO is not general public suitable because of the huge size. Not been for a while, but all of it certainly used to be open on non comp days, their website shows accurately what you can expect to find. It is a very pricey place to go though. Check comp schedules if you want to be using the huge stuff.
Crans Montana is defo up and coming, check out the video Candide posted from there for a look see. It is also well positioned on the mountain, being south facing at 2100m so will soften on the landings nicely from March on. They had a two options (one bigger, one slightly smaller) on each knuckle in a line of 2 big kickers this season, about 18m size or thereabout for the larger take offs. You also have the option to buy a ski pass for the park only, which is 350CHF for the entire season, and they have a nice park setup for spring season on the Glacier up top from 1st May - 6th Jun, pass for that season is 250CHF. They also have the 9s setup, which is still there for use during their spring sessions if you have them big cojones...
Both these options will not be that dissimilar to Stubia, and I would think these 3 will be the larger stuff on offer in Europe. Worth noting that Stubia is more an early season destination (Oct/Nov), and late season (May/Jun) if you want the enormous kicker line.