Shape Academy

The Shape Academy is the recruiting-, training- and career program of the young mountain marketing gmbh. This name stands for a training concept that provides winter sports enthusiasts with the chance to turn their passion into profession. 

Over 250 motivated members and instructors make the Shape Academy the biggest institution for snow construction worldwide. Their work sets the high-quality standards of established brands like QParks, Funslopes, Funcross and Snowcastles. Through daily professional shaping, sportsmen and -women of all levels have the possibility to experience unique moments on the mountain – no matter whether the sporty or fun aspect is paramount. The Shape Academy ensures “Perfect Rides”. 

The Services of the Shape Academy

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The Services of the Shape Academy

Together with the machine partner PRINOTH, the crew of the Shape Academy builds all QParks, Funslopes, Funcross and Snowcastles. The offered services range from terrain selection and conceptualization as well as buildup of the desired facility to (digital) optimization over the course of several seasons. Plus, the Shape Academy is the largest specialized shape crew in the world and therefore provides the right staff for the daily maintenance of the fun-facilities of a resort in order to ensure safety and quality day after day. 

Career opportunities in the Shape Academy

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Career opportunities in the Shape Academy

You are an enthusiastic winter sports fan and want to turn your hobby into your job? In this case you already meet the basic requirements for a career in the Shape Academy! 

Beginners start out as Maintenance Staff and work their way up to Managing Employees, Park Designers or Project Managers. All experienced snowcat operators can focus on building and maintaining special facilities and master new challenges. The peak of the Shape Academy is formed by the Technical Staff of the Shape Academy which is made up by experienced Technical Managers, Regional Managers and Build-Up Managers. 

Training and Certification

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Training and Certification

A lot of know-how was gained during many winters in which the Shape Academy got to coin the snowy landscapes of the ski resorts. And of course, the technologies that are essential for building snow facilities are also ever developing. All this special knowledge is transferred to all employees of the Shape Academy in theoretical and practical trainings. Furthermore, this certification of employees both ensures the quality and safety standards of the facilities and offers the employees attractive long-term job perspectives in the Shape Academy.