Park Logo Head

Meet the Shape Crew: Snowpark Alta Badia
Shaping Moments of Happiness

Being a shaper means being the first and the last on the mountain. Being a shaper means working according to weather conditions and being flexible. Being a shaper means being a true mountain man and sharing the love to Mother Nature. Being a shaper means combining work and pleasure all in one.

"I start reshaping the features, the sun is setting, and the landscape is taking your breath away. Darkness falls and the first stars appear in the sky. After a short time, a sky full of stars appears that you wouldn't see this way in other places around the world."

Early Birds

At 06.50 a.m. it's time to get up and hit the slopes. The Shape Crew has to get up early to ensure both fun and safety in the parks. The accommodation for the shapers is located in Corvara, a few minutes car drive from Alta Badia. Then they take the 15-minute gondola ride up Piz Sorega to the mountain office. First of all, the obstacles are going to be checked again and reshaped if necessary. As soon as all imperfections have been repaired and all the safety precautions have been taken, the facilities can be opened to guests. Of course, the best way to do so is to shred the park by yourself. This gives the shapers time to check out the parks for themselves and possibly make a few improvements.


The Shape Crew in Alta Badia is mainly responsible for the shape and reshape of the facilities. The Daily-To-Do's focus on the maintenance of the obstacles. A few obstacles can be added or mitted, depending on the snow and conditions. As always, the focus is on safety. "In the skiing area, we represent the company we work for. We are the ones who have the closest relationship to the lifties and tourists. That's why we want to be professional, prepared and satisfied with our works", tells us Shaper Jacopo.

"I became a shaper because I love snowboarding, and this job is the perfect opportunity to combine work and pleasure"

20211220 115839

Chill & Ride

Happily, the shapers have some free time in the afternoon to shred the fun facilities themselves. "If we don't have to shape new obstacles, we have an hour in the morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon to shred the facilities ourselves", the Shape Crew reports unisono. Skills can be improved, or you can simply ride through the skiing area. The chill area is also a great place to relax and enjoy the sun. The place to be for recharging the batteries for the reshape in the late afternoon and evening.


Additionally, to all the hard work, leisure time with the crew is a must. That's why they love cooking and chilling together in the evening. Unfortunately, leisure activities are somehow limited due to the pandemic. However, the crew doesn't let it get them down and occasionally watch a snowboard film. So, you can see that the evenings are more relaxed at these times, and they are fit for the shape craft the next day.

Breathtaking Moments

"The most beautiful moment for me is in the evening when the lifts are closed, and I pick up my shape tool. I'm alone, at least with a few other shapers, surrounded by the sound of silence embedded in the mountains", Jacopo tells us. These moments make the job worthwhile and a very special one of a kind. It's not only the sound of silence in the middle of the mountains that is worth mentioning here. Shaper Marcus enthuses: "The colors in the sky during our reshape in the evening are the special moments for me".

20211220 135152
20211221 175724
20211224 100910
20211225 080138

More Stuff

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, around 25 motivated riders from near and far once again showcased their skills and went all in at Shred Poker at Diedamskopf! The freestyle scene was gambling for chips in the Diedamspark, and to find out exactly how it went down at Shred Poker 2024, read on here:

What a PenkenBattle 2024: great riders, incredible runs and a great atmosphere despite the white-out conditions. Check out the recap now!

The past weekend at Mayrhofen's PenkenPark was characterized by pure competitive energy during the PenkenBattle 2024. Nearly 80 freeski and snowboard athletes gathered, creating an electrifying atmosphere.

On 02.03.2024 it's finally time again: All riders show off their best tricks in Pizol and compete for the coveted Shredpoker chips! This progression session is all about flawless freestyle, where all riders can show what they've got on a selected obstacle.

On 02.03.2024 it's finally time again: All riders show off their best tricks in Pizol and compete for the coveted Shredpoker chips! This progression session is all about flawless freestyle, where all riders can show what they've got on a selected obstacle.

It's that time again, the highly acclaimed Riderpark Coachings are back on the Pizol. On 2 dates, you can once again get valuable tips and tricks from professionals to improve your skillset. Age and rider level don't matter - our coaches adapt to the individual level and learning curve of the participants. There will be one freeski and one snowboard coach on site so that everyone gets their money's worth. Speaking of costs! The Riderpark coaching sessions are once again free of charge this year! All you need is a valid lift ticket for the day and you're in!

When: 17./24.02.2024; from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Progression is key! The Riderpark Coachings are also the perfect preparation for the Shredpoker Pizol. You better be there!