Whilst the onset of spring inevitably melts away other snowparks, the Corvatsch Park remains home to fervent activity. Thanks to its high altitude and north-easterly aspect, a park setup to make every freestyler's pulse quicken will remain intact until the end of April. The park's shapers will do their utmost to ensure that pros, rookies and weekend warriors alike will be presented with the best possible training terrain during the Progression Days.
It doesn't matter whether you're a pro or a rookie – it's all about having fun when shredding with friends and like-minded boarders. The Corvatsch Park subscribes to this fundamental idea by ensuring that an appropriate line for every skill level is freshly shaped every day. With a love for what they do and naturally hard graft, the 7-person shaper crew constructs the multi-difficulty park setup to give every rider the best possible training terrain. If you can wedge loads of passion and motivation into your board bag along with your board, then you'll be able to up your repertoire of tricks significantly and quickly in the Corvatsch Park.
Shred the Corvatsch Park and get some great photos of yourself in action! The photographers will take action shots of all riders. The public photo shoot in the Corvatsch Park is free to everyone and no advance booking is needed.
Get your photo as a free download and post it on Facebook or Instagram with tags @corvatsch_park and #corvatschpark. To display the photo at home, why not order a high-quality print from www.actionfotos.ch.
The public photo shoot will take place in the Corvatsch Park. The entrance to the park is right next to the Murtèl middle station in the heart of the Corvatsch skiing area. The setup includes a range of kicker and rail lines of all degrees of difficulty, as well as the exciting "Fun Ride". The public photo shoot is a service provided by Corvatsch AG in partnership with: Actionfotos.
If the weather is bad, the photo shoot will be postponed or cancelled. The decision will be made on the Wednesday before each shoot as to whether it is going to go ahead, be postponed to the following day or cancelled altogether.
How does it work?
The action photographers will be out and about all over the Corvatsch Park, taking photos of all riders. You will find the photographers wherever you see an Actionfotos beach flag. If you'd like to have a special photo taken, just call by and ask one of the photographers. After the public photo shoot, the pictures will be available to download free of charge from www.actionfotos.ch.
Where will the photographers be?
The Actionfotos photographers will cover the whole of the Corvatsch Park (Easy & Medium Line, World Cup Line, Flow Line and Fun Ride). You'll find the photographers wherever they put up an Actionfotos beach flag in the snow.
Do i need to sign up for the photo shoots?
There's no need to sign up for the free public photo shoot. We'll be taking pictures of all snowboarders and freeskiers.
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Nicolas is a pro snowboarder and criss-crosses the world going from contest to contest. Although his commitment diary is practically bursting at the seams, this likeable native of Zurich can repeatedly be found at Corvatsch because, since having worked here for a season as a park shaper, he has adopted the Engadin as his home and the Corvatsch Park as his playground of choice. If there is anyone who knows the park backwards, it has to be Nicolas. Read what he has to say about it!
Hi Nicolas, as a former shaper and now the Corvatsch Ambassador, how would you describe the Corvatsch?
Situated in Switzerland's most picturesque valley, the Corvatsch is my favourite playground. I really feel at home on this mountain and in this valley. The combination of a top-notch park and brilliant freeride terrain make the Corvatsch an insider's recommendation.
Could you describe the park in three sentences?
The park has three lines and a fun slope and offers maximum boarding enjoyment for both pros and advanced as well as absolute beginners. Every winter, the shapers put all their heart and soul into constructing the park. And its shows, because the park's multi-difficulty setup is not only reshaped to perfection every day, but also enlarged continuously. There are absolutely no limits to creativity in this park!
What's your favourite line, and why?
I love the Pro Line. It's where I can collect air miles and the kickers are so brilliant that new tricks can be honed to the bone with minimal risk. But even the Flowline is a whole heap of fun!
This spring, "Corvatsch Park Progression Days" will be held for the second time. What's the idea behind the days?
The underlying idea is to unite snowboarders and freeskiers from everywhere and then go riding together. Because if there's one thing we all share, it's the tremendous enjoyment and thrill of what we do. I'm really looking forward to going shredding with my mates, pushing each other and meeting other new enthusiasts – simply celebrating the spirit of snowboarding. Improvement then comes automatically.
Spirit – thanks for the keyword. The catchphrase is "It's all about passion & progression". But doesn't that contradict the spirit of snowboarding?
Snowboarding's development into a "go higher, go further and go faster industry" where external conditions critically determine performance, be it as a professional athlete or rookie, all took place some time ago.
Whether you're a pro or a gifted junior, what we all need is a park that still remains 'in shape' after the contest season ends and that's precisely what Corvatsch offers – perfect training conditions. It doesn't matter if I'm training at full bore or simply fooling around with my mates, I'm always having fun on my board. If the passion is there, it will inevitably lead to progression! It allows snowboarding to develop further and in no way contradicts its spirit of having a good time together.
What else would you like to tell the people out there?
Work hard and with discipline to achieve your goals, because without putting in any effort, you'll get zilch out of life. No matter what you do, it's important to never lose that element of having fun. And fun is guaranteed on the Progression Days. Come to the Corvatsch with all your sporting friends and mates and let's put on an unforgettable end-of-season shred together. I'm really looking forward to it. Cu soon!
Name: Nicolas Huber
Age: 25 years
Job: Pro snowboarder
Disciplines: Slopestyle and Big Air
Snowboarder since: 12 years of age
Greatest success: 2018 marriage, 2017 Silver Slopestyle World Championships
Sponsors: Corvatsch AG, Schweizer Sporthilfe, Smith, Northwave, Level, Doodah, Funky Snowboards