New recycled park at Heavenly for 2010/11
Thu 14 October 10
The Tahoe resort of Heavenly have announced they will be building a new jib park built from 100% recycled materials including old tyres and the like.
New recycled park at Heavenly for 2010/11 © photo: Heavenly resort
For the 2010/11 season, Heavenly in California will be building a new terrain park under the Tamarack Express Chairlift called "Ante Up."
The slopestyle orientated park will be comprised entirely of 100 percent recycled materials, including tractor tires, water tanks, corrugated and snowmaking pipes
They have also purchased two new Prinoth Bison X grooming machines and two of Prinoth's new Beast groomers, bringing the fleet of snow cats to 20.
Heavenly is on a continuous capital program to improve overall snowmaking efficiency, this year adding a new Variable Frequency Drive Pump at the East Peak snowmaking dam that will allow for the automatic adjustment of water pressure, ensuring that the right amount of water is being used at the right time, improving overall energy consumption and efficiency.
They have also been busy over the summer fine tuning some of the runs, this year, upper Ridge Run and upper California Trail were widened to relieve congestion and improve the overall ski and ride experience. Heavenly also cut a new access trail from the top of North Bowl chairlift to East Peak Lodge to facilitate a more direct route to this popular gathering spot.
For more information visit www.skiheavenly.com
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