Numbers were so large this year that the Camp was split into 3 groups. Even so, there wasn't time to cover all the questions. The focus of the 2 training days for all the groups was firmly on practising snow park, pipe and also border cross shaping. The participants from all over the world created a great mix and a lively cultural exchange. The shapers from Azerbaijan and the USA had definitely travelled the farthest.
Everyone was unanimously impressed by the great organisation of the PistenBully Professional's Camp effected by Wolfgang Lutz from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG and Reto Sporrer, who is very experienced and has been a partner of Kässbohrer with regard to fun park construction and knowledge transfer for many years. The preparation team of Markus Moser worked tirelessly behind the scenes to support the event in Corvatsch.
Like the participants, the team of coaches was also international. Some highlights: John Melville from New Zealand, who will be preparing the pipes for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Alongside two PistenBully 400 Park and a PistenBully 600 Park, participants also had a PistenBully 600 W, a PistenBully 400 W and a PistenBully 300 with attached PipeMagician at their disposal for park element design. The PistenBully 100 SCR was also able to prove its worth at an altitude of 3,000 m.
Also a star of the Camp this year: the PistenBully 600 E+. The first PistenBully with diesel-electric drive naturally attracted a lot of interest.
Good organisation, a superior programme and an extremely high level of practical events. As usual the PistenBully Professionals' Camp was an attractive combination of advice, training, lots of information and communication. These are the success factors of the PistenBully Professional's Camp, which will not easily be forgotten by the impressed participants. A successful end to the season!
You can view some highlights of the PistenBully Professional's Camp 2013 on the PistenBully YouTube channel.