Meadows Blog

Forest Park

It's still early season, but the trail grooming work and efforts made by our parks crew this summer on Tamarack are paying off big time! Forest Park opened Saturday - the earliest that park has ever opened. Currently we have eight features in one primary line - but as you know Forest Park will grow with more features, innovation and diversity. It's just plain fun, as this video shot and edited by our videographer Adam Fleck shows (riders: Ryan Falk, Matt Kratzer, Enzo Plati, Jace Reitan). Enjoy!

-- Parks Crew

13 Comments

  1. Steep & Deep

    December 3, 2010

    I have one suggestion for the grooming crew "Please stop grooming the entire ridge run above Heather Canyon coming off Star" some of us like to ski powder folks. It won't matter for a few days now but please, please, please groom skiers right on the ridge and leave the rest to us powder hounds just trying to get a few fresh tracks early................Thanks, maybe.

  2. Andrew

    December 3, 2010

    Do you know when the new parks website will be up?

    Meadows: Shooting for the end of next week. It is looking cooler every day!

  3. really

    December 5, 2010

    where are the parks? All I see is banners ,nets,and ropeline

    Meadows:
    Monday December 6th, 2010.

    Forest Park: Groomed. Flat box, table top, down rail, mail box, down double barrel, down box, step up, step down, culvert, hip, down double barrel, flat bar, and the orb.

    Zoo: Groomed. Flat box, flat down box, up flat down box, rainbow box, and 3 table tops.

    Shipyard: Groomed. Flat box, propane tank, and rock & roll ledge.

  4. Cole

    December 6, 2010

    why isnt the ropetow running for shipyard?
    this is rediculous because alot of people have to hike it and the rope tow is set up right there.
    COME ON!

    Meadows: The rope tow serves the Adventure Park and the guests who are receiving coaching sessions there. We really want to focus on developing the skill levels, confidence and proficiency in the Adventure Park so at this time we'll continue to dedicate the rope tow to those being coached.

  5. GP

    December 6, 2010

    This is all well and good, but, WHEN WILL THE PIPE OPEN?

    Meadows: When we get enough snow - hopefully this forecasted storm will deliver to it full potential.

  6. gabe

    December 8, 2010

    step it up. throw more hits in forest park to get air, cone gap last year was dope, bachelor has a hanging barrel thatd be tight, maybe some airs onto the rails, higher raised rails/boxes, fat rollers, the rails are just set up to hop onto that gets old and a bunch of the same rail gets old i know you got C/S rails throw em up meadows

  7. JB

    December 9, 2010

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH GABE

  8. Estes

    December 9, 2010

    When will there be multiple rail options set up? Its too linear right now- box to rail to down box sure would be nice to see rails spaced apart but added options. And when will there be a rainbow rail in Forest Park? Some creative side lines for the skaters at heart would boost the terrain park buzz. Hanging barrels, gongs, Woks and more noise making features are needed.

    Meadows: We hear you. We're also prepping for other park openings to increase variety. Great suggestions which will make Forest Park even more fun!

  9. air

    December 12, 2010

    Any plans on when Rose City will open? Would be nice to get some tables set up for night riding.

    Meadows: We'll update you here as we get close to opening. We're working on it!

  10. neal

    December 17, 2010

    thinking maybe getting that propane tank over to the bottom of tamarack wouldn't hurt.....having it set sort-of how the corrugated is right now....maybe with a hip on? multiple lines to hit it from a few different sides?

    gabe:
    the c & s boxes have been recently repaired and painted...thats why ya haven't seen 'em out there......yet

    estes:
    in order to have mutliple side-by-side features you need to have the space to let the cat's pass between them.....this means new pads, resetting the features, and moving that stuff over there. really it just means a whole lot of pushing and grooming for the park grooming staff.....time will tell

    I want to have a pad pushed around the brontosaurus box so you could hip on...or at least more than one lip up to it....it would be sweet if the pad was pushed in the shape of the dinosaur as well!

    Meadows: Thanks for the suggestions and clarifications.

  11. jim

    December 20, 2010

    I remember last year at around this time you had park place, and rose city. Or you were at least makeing an effort to make it. Im loveing forset park but sometimes it is really hard to get enough speed to clear the jumps. please open rose city or park place.

    Meadows: Park Place opened around December 20 last year with two jumps. But keep in mind that Forest Park didn't open until mid January. We are working on Rose City as well, but we've been using snow to get the SuperPipe open too - so right now it really is a battle of resources - snow, cats and crew - to get as much as possible built and opened.

  12. Estes

    December 22, 2010

    When will "Rose City" get built? When will 'Forest Park' get some decent jumps? Bring back the snowskate park!

    Meadows: We're continuing to progress with our parks - Park Place has two jumps in it now and Forest Park has some great street lines. We're getting close on the SuperPipe and Rose City is right behind.

  13. Estes

    December 24, 2010

    Will the new 'Adventure Park' ever be open to passholders? Even if its just for an hour a day- that would be fun. Lapping some rails on the rope tow sounds pretty fun, but paying an extra $25 bucks just doesn't compute.

    Meadows: The Adventure Park is becoming more and more popular. We can see how you could make the comparison and think the $25/day is a steep price but it is really a different product than a park pass. At Meadows we don't currently have a park pass, all our parks besides Adventure Park are provided at no cost to anyone with a lift ticket or pass. Adventure Park is a new product for us this year and unique in the ski industry. It is designed for those who are interested in getting coaching on their park skills and our coach's also carry video camera's with them so you have the opportunity to review the video right there and take it home on a thumb drive to put on your computer. $25 is much cheaper than any other lesson we offer and in the Adventure Park you can stay all day and come in and out as you please once you have paid. So from our point of view it is a great deal especially right now when we have just opened it and it's not as busy. So far we have had nothing but extremely positive feedback from riders/skiers of all ability levels who have used the Adventure Park.

    We understand that people would like to have access to the rope tow without paying to get into Adventure Park but only one side of the tow goes uphill and that is the Adventure Park side. For someone to use the rope to for shipyard they would have to hike below the bottom bow wheel and back up to get on. Then they would have to hike above the top bow wheel to get back over to shipyard. So basically it is easier to just hike the feature or make laps on the Buttercup chair.

    Thanks again for taking the time to give us your feedback and suggestions on how to improve our parks including the Adventure Park a better product.

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