Halfpipe specifications for Sochi

09 January 2014 11:46
Drawing of the Olympic halfpipe
Drawing of the Olympic halfpipe -
FIS

Diagrams of the halfpipe facilities for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games have been released.

The venue for the Olympic snowboard halfpipe competition has been revealed.

The Sochi Games halfpipe stands180m long, 20m wide, and with walls standing 7m above the flat bottom.

The pipe is situated in the Stadium section of the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, on Rosa Khutor resort above the town of Krasnaya Polyana, approximately 45 minutes north of Sochi.

Halfpipe snowboarding has been a marquee event at the Winter Olympic Games since its debut in 1998, and the level of progression in the past weeks promises to be just as enticing to a worldwide audience.

With some of the most charismatic athletes in snow sports showcasing some of the most incredible things, the Sochi 2014 halfpipe competition is going to be one not to be missed.