press release i got in an email from granite...
Listed below is the press release from the owner:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:
November 17, 1009 715-845-2845
New Terrain Park Features and
New Skier-Only Runs at Granite Peak Ski Area
Wausau, WI — Granite Peak Ski Area is pleased to announce enhancements for the upcoming
season that will benefit both skiers and snowboarders.
“We are a customer-oriented business,” says owner Charles Skinner, “And the satisfaction of
our customers is the touchstone for all of our decisions. We believe in the value of experimenting
with new terrain concepts and will continue to do so with the goal of providing increasingly
enjoyable experiences to our customers.”
In response to requests from skiers, who indicated that having a few ski-only runs would be a
great addition to Granite Peak’s offerings, two runs will be designated as “Skier-Only” runs this
“Skiers have told us that the rhythm, turn radius and visual orientation is different for skiers
and snowboarders, and that they would enjoy a few runs dedicated just to skiers,” says Skinner.
“This particular change is an experiment and will be evaluated at the end of the season based
on customer feedback.”
In response to requests from snowboarders, Granite Peak will offer the addition of a half dozen
new features to the terrain parks.
“Over the past few years, we have, in response to requests, continuously upgraded and improved
the features favored by our snowboard customers,” explains Skinner. “Our snowboard
customers are important to us and we will continue to enhance and improve our terrain parks.”
After this change, 72 runs will be open to both skiers and snowboarders, two runs will be
“skier-only,” and five of the 72 runs will be covered with terrain parks that offer specialized
features used predominantly by snowboarders.