Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself to everyone. I am the new park manager up at bachy, I come from boreal via north carolina. I have a lot of good things in store, some new rails, boxes, jibs, and all that good stuff. And a lot of MAJOR changes to the park up here this season. I will keep everyone updated as much as I can, feel free to give imput whenever on here.
I am stoked we got some fresh ideas man 'cause to be completely honest with you I skiied bachelor the last two seasons and the park has gone from status level riding to a joke. The jumps are few and far between and the rails are just weak dude. We need more bokes and longer rails that are not just tap rails. It would be sweet if you could set up some handrail style stuff too. Also the pipe was a a waste of time and money last year... either make it ridable or spend the time elsewhere. But I don't mean to unload the problems of the past on you man and i am jazzed you are here. I have ridin at boreal many times and respect what eric and you were trying to do there!
Another suggestion - Set up an interactive terrain park site like Keystone has for A51 (I think Meadows, T-Line and Skibowl should do it, too - but I digress). It includes maps of the parks with pictures and descriptions of the features. Having that level of detail convinced me to go ride park there vs the other spots in Summit County on my visit last winter. If the park looks dope sick nasty, I might decide to drive the extra couple of hours from PDX on a Saturday morning.
Daily ticket discounts for season pass holders from other local resorts might be a draw for me (and other PDX riders), too.
"You tell me that I need to bathe and you hand me a white towel and then you tell me how well water treats the skin.
The water's useless to me now, for I could wash for days and I would never really feel quite clean again."
I am trying to pump out as many new features as possible and fix everything we have, but my time is limited until the season starts but trust me some of the rails and setups yall have mentioned have been built or are in progress right now and are manditory in my view of parks. As far as the web goes, it is in the works, most likely for next year because of content amount and the fact that I want the site to be good. I do plan on getting a blog page up for this season though, and an interactive park is in the plan for the site next season. As far as discounts go I wish I could help you out with that but it's just not under my control. I will try to get some pics of whats going on up soon, at least on bachy's site.
any change is good, the park has been the same for nearly 5 years now, i'd like to see some big hips. next, we need real boxes, with angle iron copeing, not round tube that sticks up 1" higher then the deck, boxes like sierra @ tahoe and northstar have.
pipe? we have one of those? oh ya, that thing they groom only before comps, then rope it off and let it go to shit before anyone can ride it again.
A few new boxes have been built. Mainly this year will be switching everything to a quality park with better flow, maintenance, etc. Most new features I am building are either junk yard features or built out of recycled materials sujh as old lift towers, snowmaking pipe, etc. There is alot of lovin going into all old rails and boxes. I wish I could build more boxes this year but the money just was not in my budget, next summer is going to be alot of box and wall ride building. Stu Epps who worked for me a boreal (cut pipe on erics days off) is up and will be cutting the pipe every night except tues weds and I will be cutting it then. And sorry no jibs this weekend, it just got to warm up here this week and has been inverted since yesterday. Hopefully it will come soon.
I know this is a long shot., but it would be sick to either move the pipe or build an additional pipe that you can hit in the same run as the park.
Most resorts give the rider the ability to ride the pipe and the park in the same run, not have to choose one or the other. having to make a decision on which to ride leads many riders with little pipe experience.. i was thinking at the bottom of the park. that would be sick.
All of those shots were from Superpark 6 which wasn't open to the publice which is unfortunate because it was about a billion times better than the regular park. but back in 03-04 the park was really good. jumps were nice and there was a decent hip, PLEASE BUILD SOME HIPS if not multiple at least one good one.