The European launch of the PistenBully 400 ParkPro took place against the amazing backdrop of the Stubai Prime Park Sessions. The ParkPro is the sophisticated tool of choice when it comes to creating professional parks. It makes park work easier, more creative and much more efficient. Talks about parks, a practical demonstration and ample opportunity of course to test out the ParkPros with their extraordinary features - the customers were enthralled!
The weather was splendid for the special occasion: more than 70 customers from over 30 ski resorts in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Germany, wanted to find out what the new PistenBully 400 ParkPro has to offer. It was developed back in 2013 in close collaboration with the best park designers from all over the world. Coupled with helpful tips for further optimisation, our partner Schneestern tested the 400 ParkPro intensively last year at several world-class events. And declared the vehicle excellent! This has also been confirmed by the sales figures in the USA, where it was launched last winter and has begun an exemplary career: more than 60 ParkPros are now working in the ski resorts of North America.
The European launch was held from 17th to 19th November 2015 on the Stubai Glacier. Guests were able to get a comprehensive picture of the theme and the vehicle thanks to presentations and practical test drives. The Park sector covers quite a lot: not just the professional sector, but also everything from "Kids Land" through "Funslopes" to "Freeride Cross" - other exciting categories have now emerged.
Park construction used to involve a lot of manual labour for all the different shaped kickers. Now the ParkPro handles the majority of it. The new SwitchBlade² creates razor-sharp and right-angled side walls for jumps - with no need for lots of finishing with the shape tool. Reverse creation has also got far easier. Laborious and exhausting manual labour is a thing of the past, opening up a whole world of new and more creative features in the park.
The focus for the specially developed joystick was on intuitive operation, practical functions, plus perfectly optimised ergonomics for drivers. With its special equipment and premium seat with swivel function, sound system with subwoofer and top heating, the cockpit becomes the driver's second home - a workstation that leaves nothing to be desired.
The 400 ParkPro was introduced in an unbeatable setting: the Stubai Prime Park Sessions. They are the absolute highlight of the pre-season: the freeski and snowboard world elite train there for the coming season. The two Prime kickers, each with 25 and 22-metre tables, offer the perfect training opportunities for the imminent contest season. The customers agreed: The park sector is the future - not just for professionals, but over a wide spectrum for everyone looking for more variety from skiing. And the 400 ParkPro is the perfect tool for the job.