Tuesday, 8 August 2006
After being held for four years in Gouveia (Serra de Estrela) – Portugal’s only conventional ski area - the ninth edition of the Portuguese Snowboard Cup (Taça do Mundo Snowboard) moved to the baking beaches of Algarve at the end of July.
The move was made possible by the use of Polar Snow’s innovative snowmaking technology, which has been use for snow events all over the world at vitrually all temperatures. Indeed the Algarve event was just another beach snow fest for Polar who made snow on the beach in Hawaii nearly a decade ago.
The Portugese venue was one of Europe’s most southern tips on the famous Praia da Rocha in Portimao. An elite group of European snowboarders stage a phenomenal show once again on Saturday 29th July despite strong wind conditions and temperatures reaching +35C challenging Polar’s expert snowmakers.