21/05/2010 | by Snowbroader
Stop five and also the last one of the SnowBroader Spring Tour is Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy. It stands as the biggest Snowpark in Italy and one of the largest/best ones in entire Europe. With a total of 43 rails and boxes, 19 jumps and two halfpipes the numbers also speak for themselves. As if that is not enough the resort of Livigno also offers antoher two parks in the winter time, one on the opposite side slope of Livigno village and one toward the bottom station of the Mottolino cable lift station.
The Mottolino snowpark is devided into four seperate areas that offer features suitable for begginers to pros. Lines are tagged from S to XL.
On the first day we were not that lucky with the weather, actually the weather made no physical sense since it somehow snowed at +6 degrees?!?! Luckily the second day we woke up to a bluebird skye so therefore that meant it was time to hit the park. As we got to the park, the morning shaping was still in progress so we decied to make a few super carving runs on the slope haha. But when we got back the park shredding was already in progress.
The Large line kickers were the most populated and quite some stylish tricks went down. The pipe was also under attack and some nice airs were seen. The downrail and the straight rail for some reason did not get shreded that much, though some locals still stepped up and showed some rail wizardry. In the end we were lucky enough witness some mahyem go down in the XL line. It is just mind blowing to see people throw down tricks on the 19m kicker and the 18m gap as it was nothing. Amongst all sorts and kinds of 540s, a perfect corked 720 on the 18m gap jump was the trick of the day in my book. Respect!
Unluckily we didn´t get so see/ride the Metro jib area since it was so late in the season that this part of the park unfortunatley had to be closed down due to lack of snow and super high temperatures. So next time we are deffinatley coming earlier in the season to get the full taste of what Livigno has to offer.
To conclude all we can say is that although the high tempreatures, slushy snow and the fact that the season is coming to an end the park staff still manages to maintaine a great park. Most definetly worth a visit!