stratton could be one of the top parks in the east hands down if it followed this list. I am someone who for the last 10 yrs has ski'd mt snow, killington, okemo, stratton, loon and seen change and why who the best is the best.
stratton you need:
1) to choose a main park trail that is long enough to support a park of length and speed for good size WIDE TAKE off jumps. clearly there were always 2 different crews building the Open course and then your park
2) rails NOT BOXES - use lifttower poles- look at the best mtns that do it- park city, big bear, keystone etc.- round barrel and variety. you guys have 10 of the same boxes and short little rails..you can tell the ppl that make them dont ride them or frankly are not very good because they would have been bored a while back...
3) park crew- mtn has struggled w/ this...the crew never mixed up the features...once their in their set to stay. very boring, no variety.
you have the potential to be great look to the big parks of the west. killington, loon, and mt snow just simply have more fun features to ride and you have been left in the dark. loon is the BEST example of a small mtn that makes an awesome park experience with diversity and unique and original components- totally rider driven. good luck- this is from someone who never understood why the US/ VT open features were night and day from your park and bought a pass just to ride the week after the open on that trail.
hows stratton lookin right now im about to head up with my boy on sunday hopin to land one of those SOS passes, whatre conditions like any parks etc.
stratton was wicked fun today, snow was great parks were a good time it really warmed up at the end of the day