i just emailed the park designer of sunday river + owner of Snow-Grind, Josh Lempert and asked him what was up for next year:
Yes I have alot of plans for the 06 season, the budget for new rails and
boxes is triple of what we had last year so we will have longer custom boxes
and some crazy unique rails. There is alot of talk about a new intermediate
park on the bottom of 3-D. Sounds like we may get our rope tow back from the
tubing park and have it at the pipe.
I have to agree with you about Loon and WV. I love riding there. One of our
problems at SR is that we only get trails sections to build parks and they are
short due to so many crosscut. Loon and Wv are owned by Booth Creek. They
figured it out a while ago that parks and pipes are the future and have key
people pushing there programs from the top down and giving the mts the tool
they need to make it happen. At ASC it is a different story we are still
trying to get them to realize the benefits of having a solid park program.
They have recently put Elia Hamilton as the Director of freestlye for the east
coast, so that is a step in the right direction. There have been alot of
roadblocks to get where we are now, but the good news is it will only continue
to grow and get better every season.
rmada 4 Life