Positive snow control for Montafon World Cup opener

26 November 2013 10:31
Thumbs up for Montafon: Local Organisers pleased with snow situation
Thumbs up for Montafon: Local Organisers pleased with snow situation -
Local OC

With less than ten days to go to the first SBX qualifier time trials of the new season, Local Organisers gave the course building at Montafon the green light.

Other than last winter, when the whole area was lacking snow to prepare the Seebliga for the races, the Hochjoch is all white already, with 60 centimetres of snow.

“We are very happy with the snow situation. A lot of snow was produced over the past couple of days thanks to the great work of the snow makers at Silvretta Montafon. We actually have about 80 percent of the snow needed,” said Chief of OC Chisi Speckle.

“We have perfect temperatures right now so we will be able to pile up some more snow over the next two days before finally starting with the course building.”

So far, snow depots of four metres in height have been produceed around the course.

Anders Forsell of Snowparkconsulting, who will be in charge for the design and building process, added: “It looks very good. Much better than last year. We will have more room for creativity and for sure less headaches.”

Although the Technical Advisor of FIS, who is also responsible for the Sochi course, plans to add some more features to the course the shaper from Sweden didn't reveal his design plans yet. “I won't blow the secret. But I will have a more accurate design in the next couple of days.”

The SBX World Cup at Montafon will take place from December 6 thru 8 featuring both, a single race and a team event.

Compared to last year, the course has been moved further down with new stands for fans added in the finish area.