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Aerial Hill Choppers – The hill chopper crews are responsible for softening the aerial landing hill.

By chopping the hill with ice picks and sharpened Square point shovel, they ensure that the hill is not icy and is clear of large chunks or clumps of hard snow. The landing hill needs to be chopped one to one and a half three metres deep.

Once the landing hill is properly chopped and softened, Pine Boughs are dispersed evenly to make the landing area more visible to the athletes. Hill chopper crews ensure that the landing area is free of all hard or damaging debris and provides a safe landing for athletes.


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