The news that this winter in the Dolomiti Superski region will build more than 20 snow parks for the majority, probably will not be decisive. Even if many of us realize that the jumps erected from the snow are meant to jump from them and know what freestyle is, but who would have the idea to do something like that without special skills!
However, you probably also stared at some spectacular video clip where fashionably dressed guys continually take off on their snowboards or skis over snow-covered slopes, performing unimaginable and absolutely dizzying stunts. It is possible that some people even envied them for madness and / or skill, and no, no, yes, a crazy thought flashed by: “Oh, so I would ..!” Well, dreams come true!
“DropIn” is the name of a special freestyle project that is carried out at all Dolomiti Superski resorts. Its name can be translated as “join in!”, But in the freestylers jargon this expression also has a different meaning. At that moment, when the athlete is preparing to pick up speed and enter the park, where jumps, railings and other devices for jumping are set, he must raise his hand up and shout “Drop in!”. Thus, he draws attention to himself and warns other freestylers against dangerous maneuvers and collisions.
The goal of the project, which was invented and carried out in cooperation with 23 ski schools across the region, not only to acquaint everyone with the basics of freestyle, but also to improve the technique of novice athletes, to teach them the safety rules. First of all, it is designed for young guys, aged 12-18 years, for whom it is especially important to test their strength, who dream to try themselves in this spectacular and a little crazy kind of sport. Under the guidance of experienced freestyle instructors, they will be able to achieve results faster and, most importantly, with minimal risk. There are no age restrictions, meanwhile, there is no and everyone “forever young” can become a participant in the project. No one will scoff and point a finger, but will only envy such vitality and vivacity!
The project is scheduled to start in mid-January 2013. Classes are held twice a week – on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 10:00 to 16:00 in all 21 snowparks in the Dolomiti Superski region, which are great for freestyle. In groups – a maximum of 10 people per trainer, which makes the learning process optimal. The cost of one-day classes per participant, excluding the cost of skipass – € 60 and € 80, together with equipment rental. More information about the DropIn program, as well as a list of all ski schools where you can enroll in this course, can be found in special brochures that are distributed at resorts.