RideAble Project: Shaping the course

Part of the Zillertal track requires excavating equipment to come in to help shape the course

© 2012 Flo Smith/MTB-Freeride.TV

Final shaping by the builders is done by hand and machine. For health and safety reasons, the wooden bridges get special treatment, with special paint and sand to give them grip when it’s wet.

We see the teams again back on the first day, when Zeller Bergbahn operations manager Thomas wasn’t sure if he could send anybody outdoors to start work. But everybody stepped out into the rain anyway, so it was clear from the beginning that the teams were holding it together and doing their best and a bit more for the project.

Head of Marketing from Zillertal Arena Annemarie Kröll sums up their intention to develop the region, together with MTB-Freeride.TV, and comments on the opening weekend, when the trail was finally rideable and open to the public.