This is the scoop: Killington is taking its snow on the road to Boston for Polartec Bi Air inside Fenway on 11th and 12th of February.
A 140-foot (42,67 metres) high snow ramp is the main feature, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.
As a U.S. Grand Prix and part of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) World Cup tour, Polartec Big Air at Fenway will include all the top big air competitors including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker.
Killington snowmakers will work with HKD snow guns inside Fenway Park, covering the big air ramp with one foot of snow and adding about two feet of snow depth in the landing area. Hard work is expected in order to maintain snow surfaces during the 2 nights of this renowed event. In Big Air, snowboarders and skiers do a single trick in a ramp similar to those seen on slopestyle courses.
Killington, with a long snowmaking experience, was a natural fit to assist with Polartec Big Air at Fenway, bringing decades of snowmaking experience to this special event.
Killington snowmakers have been working inside Fenway Park Stadium for a week to prepare the big air venue, working long hours to deliver a world class snow surface regardless of weather in Boston. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has offered 700 tons of crushed ice to be delivered to Fenway Park in order to help for snowmaking, but the Killington team has enjoyed excellent snowmaking conditions so far, with even a little extra help from the sky too.
It’s not too late to buy tickets. Visit redsox.com/bigair to join the party at Fenway this week!