Meadows Parks Improvements for 2014/15
You asked. We listened. Check out what we’ve got planned for next winter in the Meadows Parks!
Shipyard Rope Tow – This summer, we’ll install a rope tow at Shipyard so you can take lap after lap in our rail park. It’s always the first winter rail park to open on Hood, and it’s included with your Meadows season pass.
Winter Flow Park – Our Spring Park collaboration with Snow Park Technologies was a huge success; largely because it offered a next level park riding experience with creative features that flowed from one to the next, and was serviced by one high-speed lift. Next season, you’ll be able to ride a unique combination of features (accessed by Shooting Star) that flow and offer the same fun, challenging experience Spring Park featured – all season long.
Our parks plan for next season will include features in The Zoo, Fireweed, and Shipyard, as well as construction of the 18-foot Superpipe, some seasonal banked slalom and boarder cross courses, Forest Park and the new Winter Flow Park on Shooting Star. This configuration of parks best utilizes our terrain and will offer you a wide variety of features, and a unique riding experience. We're stoked!
Announcing - SPRING PARK!
Constructed in Partnership with Snow Park Technologies, One of the Longest, Most Progressive Parks in the Country Offers Innovative Design
Boasting over 30 features, winding from the top of Vista all the way to the 18' Super Pipe, Spring Park is scheduled daily through April 27 and the first two weekends in May (weather and conditions permitting).
The Zoo has rollers and small jumps and features located on the Mitchell Creek trail off of Easy Rider.
Banked Slalom has a series of small to medium burms for fun racing.
Fireweed offers sweet small and medium size slopestyle features with jumps and is night lighted.
The in-ground SuperPipe - 500 feet long and cut with the 18' Zaugg will provide high flying excitement for advanced riders.
4 Main Points of Smart Style
- Make a plan
- Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use
- Your speed, approach & takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing
- Look before you leap
- Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage & warnings
- Scope around the jumps first not over them
- Use your first run as a warm up run & to familiarize yourself with the terrain
- Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming & time of day
- Do not jump blindly & use a spotter when necessary
- Easy style it
- Know your limits & ski/ride within your ability level
- Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up
- Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground & in the air
- Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability & experience to do so safely
- Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury & are not recommended
- Respect gets respect
- Respect the terrain & others
- One person on a feature at a time
- Wait your turn & call your start
- Always clear the landing area quickly
- Respect all signs & stay off closed terrain and features
Be sure you Know the Code... your Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes. Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks.