Within just two weeks, a project team of around 30 members realized the 49-meter-high Big Air Ramp built using over 400 metric tons of steel, wood, and concrete. Measuring 120 meters in length, the temporary mega-ramp stretches across a total of three plots of land, traverses a two-way street, as well as the forecourt and grandstand tiers of the neighboring ice hockey stadium, and finally coming to an end on its ice rink. The athletes are transported up to the 49-meter-high starting platform via two elevators. The trip up to the top takes two minutes.
These dimensions require accurate planning down to the centimeter and a great deal of finesse during construction. With a load of more than 1,000 cubic meters of snow, the structural integrity also played a key role. This was already the second time that NUSSLI built the Big Air Ramp in Mönchengladbach, allowing the company to benefit from its experience from the previous year and optimize the construction workflow.