The Plateau de Retord station, at Les Plans d'Hotonnes in France's Jura mountains, has added new obstacles to its snowpark which are made entirely of wood in an effort to build a more ecological park.
The association Snowpark PH01 worked with the resort on this project to give freestylers a more diverse park where they can work on their moves. This association aims to develop freestyle activities at Plateau de Retord and to bring freestylers together. That's why they began construction on the snow park in 2009 and continue to enlarge the park this year.
The snowpark is accessible with a downhill ski pass for no additional fee. In addition to the new wooden obstacles, the park features a wall, box, two rails, a table, and two kicks - one for beginners and one for more confident riders. There is also a small cabin to welcome park users.
Le Plateau de Retord offers guests 13 pistes for skiers of different levels. The resort is small enough for families and beginners to feel comfortable, yet the terrain is varied enough for more advanced skiers too.
A single day pass sells for between €12 and €16 per adult.