Although the "garden" at 1,725 metres above sea level is usually covered in a thick white blanket of snow during the winter season, the seven members of the team spend time each day pottering around here. This is because, instead of growing flowers and carrots, they are attending to the half pipe, the jumps, the rails and the boxes. These are precisely the things that make a snow park so attractive to snowboarders and freestylers.
Snow sports aficionados regard the Grindelwald-First Snow Park as being one of Switzerland's most attractive such parks because the mighty Eiger North Face, the Schreckhorn and the Wetterhorn form the perfect backdrop for the park. The team uses the PistenBully, rakes and shovels to make sure that no jump is ever too high or too low and no landing ever too shallow, and that the furrows and holes left behind by users at the end of the day get refilled. The jumps and rails are continually rebuilt so as to ensure that the guests do not get bored with the terrain.
There is no doubt that the team has a dream job. Each of the elements is tested by the team members themselves before being opened to the public. The team’s shapers also spend their free time on the jumps, rails, boxes and in the halfpipe.white-elements.ch