Mt. Hood Meadows & Snow Park Build Uber Park! © Photo: Michael Hildreth
With the winter season scheduled to continue into early May at Mt. Hood Meadows, the resort announced today it has partnered with renowned terrain park builders, Snow Park Technologies (SPT), on the design and construction of one of the longest flow parks in the country.
Mt. Hood Meadows is the largest and most popular resort on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. The legendary terrain features some of the most fun, varied and challenging trails in the Northwest, making Meadows a natural terrain park. Meadows has been building innovative freestyle features for parks and freestyle events since the Wide Open halfpipe event almost 30 years ago, and currently Meadows Parks crew designs, builds and maintains up to seven park and pipe venues.
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) is the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow. SPT’s wide range of expertise includes designing and building some of the most renowned resort terrain parks and halfpipes; high-profile ski and snowboard competition courses; and countless on-snow productions. SPT also provides event production services, sport organizing and marketing services aimed at youth categories.
Scheduled to open in late March, the Spring Park at Mt. Hood Meadows will offer nearly a mile of jumps, rails and features that will begin on the upper mountain, continue on the lower mountain through Daisy Bowl, and end at the entrance to the resort’s 18-foot halfpipe.
“We’re teaming up with the best crew in the business to put together one of the longest flow parks that will be available to skiers and riders this spring,” said Dave Tragethon, executive director of communications at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. “This is an opportunity not only to take our parks to the next level and give those who ski and ride access to the creative features, unrivaled construction and flow that SPT is known for, but to offer even more value to those who’ve purchased our Spring Pass.”
SPT, recognized as the leader in terrain park design and construction, will design the park and work alongside the Mt. Hood Meadows terrain park crew on the build, which is scheduled to begin March 23. The Spring Park will be accessed from the upper mountain near the top of Vista Express, and will feature medium and large features geared toward more advanced skiers and riders as it descends 1,000 vertical feet for a total flow of 4,600 feet.
“While Mt. Hood Meadows has a history of constructing terrain parks that cater to varying ability levels, our goal is to work alongside their crew to assist in taking their medium and large parks to the next level,” said Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson, owner and president of SPT. “For my team, this is a cool opportunity to take an entirely new mountain canvas and create one of the most progressive terrain parks that will be offered at a resort this season.”
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