Sierra Nevada to build one of Europe's longest slopestyle lines

07 November 2013 10:20
The host of the 2017 World Champs wants to extend its fun park Sulayr
The host of the 2017 World Champs wants to extend its fun park Sulayr -
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The winter resort of Sierra Nevada, host of the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup finals, the 2015 Universiade and the 2017 FIS Snowboard and Freestyle World Championships will extend its snow park Sulayr for the up-coming season.

The winter resort of Sierra Nevada, host of the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup finals, the 2015 Universiade and the 2017 FIS Snowboard and Freestyle World Championships will extend its snow park Sulayr for the up-coming season.

Nine new features will be added to the fun park which will thus provide – as Sierra Nevada claims – the longest line to ride in Europe.

When the season opens on November 30, 2013, the Sulayr park will consist of a total of 70 features with 46 to be hit in a row. This line will be called NSR.

In addition, a new sector will be added to the park which will give kids the chance to learn on smaller obstacles.

As a result, the park which is situated on the Dílar slope and easy to access with the Monachil chair lift will thus be about 2.5 km in length.

“The snow park has a special highlight in the progression level, so that each sector brings a new level of learning from the previous one. The snowboarders will be able to do their first jumps and tricks to the point of progression to the World Cup at a professional level,” said the course builders.

At the same time, the constructors are thinking of adding some additional freestyle area to the Loma de Dilar featuring a smaller fun park, a halfpipe with smaller dimensions as well as a snowboard cross slope.