If any single mountain embodies freestyle fun in the Engadin, it has to be the Corvatsch. Its name alone suggests power and freedom: “Corvatsch” in Romansh means “big raven”. At the Corvatsch Park, you, too, can escape gravity as you give your creativity free rein on the kicker lines, rails, halfpipe and other obstacles. And at the Freeski World Cup here, top athletes inspire the next generation of riders with 540s, double corks, switch 1080s and other tricks.
Whether you’re a pro, rookie or weekend warrior, skier or snowboarder, you’ll find a setup to suit at the Corvatsch Park. Right through until the end of April – when other snowparks have all but melted – the north-easterly exposure and high altitude here (about 2,700 m) ensure that our seven park shapers have plenty to keep them busy. To guarantee riders maximum fun, the shapers prepare the lines fresh every day, constantly improving and adding to them.
Four different training areas invite riders to hone their repertoire of tricks:
For beginners – and for a warm-up – the Easy Line is ideal, with its easy jumps and rails. Located right by the Murtèl middle station, it usually opens as early as late-November. With increasing quantities of snow, our shapers steadily extend the course downhill until it leads directly into the Medium Line, suitable for more experienced riders.
If you’d simply like a taste of the joys of freestyle or want to ride something other than classic kicker lines and rail lines, you should definitely try our new Flowline. A sequence of fun features such as rollers and banked curves promises exhilarating sensations and big smiles all round.
Fun is also the name of the game at the Fun Ride, with plenty of action along the way. Located right beside the Mandra chair lift, the 500-metre line offers a colourful combination of banked curves, rollers, tables and jumps.
Given the sensational conditions and facilities, it is not surprising that leading Swiss and international freestyle athletes gather every year at the Corvatsch Park. Highlights include the Swiss Freestyle Champs, the Freeski World Cup and other top-class gatherings for skiers and snowboarders: here, you’ll be meeting the scene’s premier athletes!
Did the “big raven” fly from Corvatsch to Corviglia and inspire the name of another superb snowpark? We don’t know, but one thing is certain: the Crowland snowpark by the Corviglia summit station is also regarded as one of the finest in Europe. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages with a taste for novelty and adventure can have endless fun on the 30 obstacles and features here. The best way to test the different challenges is to try out the Funslope, a 600-metre-long sequence of rollers, banked curves and fun features. Intermediate and advanced riders can perfect their tricks on the Medium Line and Blue Line; the Easy Park, meanwhile, is perfect for families.
Families and budding slopestyle artists will also love the Zuoz snowpark, with its kickers, rails and boardercross course, and the Gian Plaiv fun slope: the perfect opportunity to try out new freestyle moves and to perfect acrobatic skills!