Meadows Blog

Parks Crew On the Ball

Freestyling is all about finding new and creative ways to express yourself. That's why we work with Kurt Heine of Heine tools to develop features for our parks. Kurt sent us some pictures of his latest innovation which we are calling "The Ball".

Kurt Heine building Kurt Heine buidling "The Ball" at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski & Snowboard Resort
It is a gigantic globe, mounted on a four sided pedastal. Each pedastal has a trapezoidal face which should allow approaching it from three sides. A skilled stall on the top could even bring the down side into play on the dismount.

"The Ball" will be appearing soon most likely in Forest Park. So come to Meadows and get on the Ball! Have a Ball at Meadows! OK - that could be a little lame. Do you have a better name for this new feature?

-- Parks Crew


  1. Nooch

    January 7, 2010

    Sick. Man what happened? You guys are really stepping it up this year.... Can I throw in a request for a 15-25 stair with a rail down the middle and a couple hubba ledges on the sides?

  2. David S

    January 7, 2010

    Can we call it God's Ball?

  3. carrot

    January 7, 2010

    the globe?

  4. Let's Fighting Love

    January 7, 2010

    hmm... looks interesting

    set up some more down rails in the forest park - like the down square ledge that was at shipyard for a short time or the flat down rails. the ones that were at rose city those were good

  5. Kevin

    January 7, 2010

    That's so rad, i'm stoked to hit that. I have one suggestion though... It would be pretty nice if you guys could paint the lips and knuckles of the jumps in the parks because a lot of the time they're hard to spot out. Maybe just the knuckles..

  6. Nate

    January 8, 2010


  7. trevor

    January 8, 2010


  8. jake

    January 8, 2010

    is that the blue orb? Is it protecting the park?

  9. Tearrah

    January 8, 2010

    If some of you are feeling a little down this winter, get yourself up to Meadows for some uplifting winter fun with our newest Heine Snow Tools freestylin Beach Ball!! Its your own, fun on the snow white beach, with beach ball and all!! Come join the fun!

  10. jibless in paradise

    January 8, 2010

    This looks fun . Could we please ride all the stuff you already have though. I see rails all over the sides of shipyard and beyond, but nothing in the park. I see some motivated park crew trying to get smaller items set up for us, but then 2 days later that jibs gone too? Seems like after last year things would have changed. Maybe its time?

  11. izzi

    January 9, 2010

    Call it

  12. k2skier

    January 10, 2010

    the retard magnet ball
    this type of circus hype has nothing to do with skiing...

    Meadows: But it does have a lot to do with having fun, building skills and expressing one's self - which embraces the postive aspects the sport provides.


    January 10, 2010

    A staircase would be dope, and so would a full jib line with some flow. no stop and go!! and how about radial jibulator for the orb thing.

  14. jmr

    January 12, 2010

    You should paint it up like a plasma globe!!

  15. JIbbEr

    January 12, 2010

    wow k2skiier must have no style or creativity
    this thing has style and creavity, it looks soo fun
    and a stair case would be REALLY fun too

  16. stoked again

    January 12, 2010

    BIG thanks to park crew for fixin up forest park today.Looks great in there. Maybe some more tecnical jibs like the one in shipyard would be cool. Its definatly been a park year due to El Nino, and 95% of my days have been riding your parks so keep them dialed in and think diversity. thx

  17. k2skier

    January 14, 2010

    jibber, I was skiing and riding, jumping and spinning before you were born, try getting out of the park and ride the WHOLE mountain. Yes I ride and ski, both, North to South, East to West, the entire mountain, if you spend most of your time in the park, you need to be more creative and skillful for all aspects of sliding. I like to jump and hit the park, but bouncing off objects has little to do with actual skiing (ie-acrobatics=circus hype)'s more for those who don't enjoy natural terrain or it wouldn't be popular with the kids...Ever notice how the Olympics don't have rails or hits for an event???

  18. Steven

    January 14, 2010

    Rose city was the best I've seen it all year nice job park crew your hard work is appreciated

  19. JIbbEr

    January 15, 2010

    k2skiier yaya keep talking
    just cant handel bouncing off jibs too tech for some people....

  20. Tyler

    January 16, 2010

    Call it "sack tap"

  21. snobordfreek

    January 16, 2010

    k2skier...... no one likes you

  22. hyped

    January 19, 2010

    Yeah k2skier is kind of a loser.. This ball is going to be sick.

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