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Meadows Parks Blow Up

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Meadows Parks rail grindMeadows Parks is blowing up this season - with all kinds of tantalizing improvements designed with the freestyler in mind. We know you want down hill flow, and uphill convenience and this is the season we're providing both! 

Shipyard Gets a Ropetow!

The Shipyard rail park has many accolades - always the first rail park to open on Hood. It's night lit so the party doesn't end when the sun goes down. OISA trains in the park all season and USASA presents several rail competitions here. It's easy to get to, right next to the Buttercup lift. It debuted many of our best rail features. All these great things for this little park. But the biggest improvement requested by our freestylers wasn't a feature, or operating hours or the design - it was uphill access!

Your request has been answered with the Shipyard rope tow, being installed this fall. It will provide the uphill transport you've been wanting so you can run laps on Shipyard all day (and night) long! The tow will be included in your season pass and day ticket, or you can purchase a rope tow only ticket for $25. 

Going with the Flow!

We learned a lot of lessons last year - but the most important one was how important flow is to park riders. They want to ride one lift, ride a long flow park all the way down and ride that lift again. Last season we collaborated with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) to design, construct and deliver the most awesome spring park experience anywhere - running from the top to the bottom of Vista Express. It was awesome, insane and offered extreme freestyle fun. 

This season we're proud to announce that we're going to recreate that experience all winter long with the winter flow park on Shooting Star. Why not Vista? The upper reaches of Vista are well above timberline and exposed to the wicked wintry weather we experience all season long. We even saw some of that after the Spring Park was built on Vista last season, which closed the park during the storms and the storm recovery period. Shooting Star gets all the snow, but is protected from the harshness of the much more exposed Vista terrain. That means more days of riding the park, and less in storm recovery. 

We'll have more details on these great improvements as we get closer to the season. Meanwhile, enjoy this video playlist of Meadows Parks favorites!