Nine thousand cubic metres of snow was used to create the superpipe with over ten days of intensive labour. The result is a thirty metre longer, one metre wider and five metre higher pipe than last year. In layman's terms that means 125metres long, 17metres wide, 5metres high and a steeper angle.
It's completed in time for the Coca Cola Wild Weekend this weekend in Perisher Blue with a host of freeride spectaculars - the Planet X Games on August 11 and the Garnier Fructis Australian Open presented by Burton as part of the TTR pro ride tour on August 21 - 25 and the Boost Mobile Snowsho on September 1.
International riders will compete throughout August on Perisher's Front Valley including Danny Kass and Russell Holt. The National Snowboard Halfpipe Development Team have already begun winter training at Perisher Blue developing athletes for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia with hopes of both World Cup and Olympic competition.
The Australian Institute of Sport has also tested cutting edge micro technology for sports judging at Perisher Blue with twelve invited riders. Each wore a small inertia sensor device designed to calculate air-time throughout each air and detect the trick being attempted with the degrees of rotation.
The concept is in the early stages and could be utilised on a world judging stage in the near future.