First thing is first, Does it take everyone's little text box to type forever to load? Mine takes a long time, and yet the ads load no prob. Pain in the butt.
But Thanks to all those who have pumped up the PNS Park, i'm grateful and hope that we never disappoint. I don't doubt that MRM will have a decent park this winter, which is really great for them, it has been a long time coming. However only time will tell. As far as MRM getting into Freeskier, to be honest i've looked into it and i have it from and inside source that you really have to advertise to get into the resort guide, which really just makes it an advertising section of the mag. which i'm not above paying to get PNS some good PR, in a legit mag, but the uppers don't really think it is necessary which is pretty true. The days that need to be busy are, and that is what matters to them. What matters to ME is that our park is always as good as it can be given conditions, and crowd considerations. And i think that usually it is, aside from Jam Session which i need to focus on a bit more.
The closest we ever got to being in Freeskier was me sending a letter to the editor with a few pics complaining that we weren't in the Midwest section, which they printed and we even got some cool pics of the park in there.
As far as our park stepping it up... MRM has a long way to go to get to PNS status, and i don't mean that as a jab to MRM, because i'm genuinely happy they are getting it together. What i mean is that PNS has had the same group of builders/idea men in place for YEARS, and we've had the opportunity to fine tune the PNS parks to the point where they just get better each year. MRM is starting from scratch, with the set up, the jibs, the vibe. So when we're just making ours better they are just getting theirs prepped. You see what i'm saying? So I admit that there is always room for improvement, but at PNS it is in the way of small tweeks instead of major reworks. This is only the way I see it so feel free to throw in 2 cents for sure. I'm always game for suggestions.
As for Where stuff can go and what we can build, like Billups said if we build a feature somewhere, it basically needs to be "Properly Marked" and it needs to have some sort of limited access so people can ski into the landing or side of it unknowingly. Sounds odd and hard to do but you would be surprised. If we could rope off all of that area between Center and Tuff, and make it so there was a small entry way with a decent set of signage, then we could basically make it a second park. However that is way harder than it sounds, and it would suck to have to ride all the way to the top of the red or white chair to just ride a park that was only half of the height. And management would frown highly on going up the blue and cat tracking across, so that is not an option.
We're always looking at ways to make things better so keep throwing out suggestions, and i'll try to keep you informed as to what is doable and what isn't.
Sorry for the rediculously long post, if you've even read this far.
PS did i post a list of the events for this season?
PSS Did everyone check out the New FP32.com
if not you should.