Straight into the Future

What will the Funslope elements of the future look like? That’s the question Young Mountain and PistenBully were asking all the Funslope fans. The result – 219 creative ideas from 99 participants were sent in and closely examined by an expert jury. The twelve best drafts will be realized and tested with regard to their fun and suitability factor at the Showcase Funslope in Sölden on April 29 and 30, 2017. Just read on to find out what these elements will look like and how to take part in the first test runs!

The expert jury evaluates the designs from three perspectives

“Innovation, practicability, safety and efficiency – these were among the major aspects according to which the jury was judging the many creative submissions. It really wasn’t an easy decision but now we’ve finally collected the best ideas for our showcase facility and we’re totally looking forward to building it in Sölden,” says Jürgen Kipperer – one of the managers of young mountain marketing ltd. As the one responsible for 90 Snowparks and Funslopes in 6 countries, he knows exactly what to judge the ideas on. Besides him, Thilo Vogelgsang – manager of the marketing and communications department of the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG – was the second member of the expert jury and was delighted about the number of submissions and inventiveness: “I’m stunned about how much enthusiasm went into this idea contest. An incredible number of 219 designs were submitted and it was really hard to select the best ones. Besides innovation, it was very important for me to find elements that are transportable and maintainable on the mountain.” The third jury member is a real rock of the freestyle scene. Christian Scheidl not only has experience in building Snowparks, he also coaches the Snowboard Austria team. On top of his judging certificate for diverse freestyle events, he has the direct connections to the up-and-coming winter sports scene. To delight and motivate them is the clear goal of every Funslope and this is why Christian is the ideal candidate for our expert jury.

Variety and creativity

The selected drafts all conform to the criteria mentioned above and are incredibly diverse. Here are the ideas of our 12 finalists:

All of the twelve elements will be ready for your testing pleasure on the 29th and 30th of April in the Showcase Funslope in Sölden during the course of the Funslope Innovation Days by PistenBully. The Test Funslope will be 900 meters long and, within a close distance from the area at the Tiefenbachferner, the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG will build an additional area, where the new PistenBully 100 FunSlope and the PistenBully 400 ParkPro can be tested live as well.

It’s Time To Vote for the Future!

The participants not only have the chance to win the main prizes at the Funslope Innovation Days by PistenBully (a cash prize of € 6.000 in total) but they also might come out first in the public voting. The winner of the public voting will receive the main prize – sponsored by PistenBully – an overnight stay for two during the Funslope Innovation Days on the 29th and 30th of April 2017 in Sölden! All the Funslope fans who will join the voting also have the chance to get their hands on one of three helmets by TSG. As you can see, voting certainly pays off!

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This is how you take part: Sign up NOW for one of the limited slots via or via telephone under +43 (0)316 677755 and spend a day in the future of winter sports fun.

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