The word of the week is "More". More features, more snow, more shredding, you
get the picture. The 2007-2008 winter is proving to be a perfect combo of sun
and storms. Days of big dumps and the requisite powder and tree riding seem to
be balancing with stretches of blue sky park riding days. This week we are back
into the storm cycle after some crisp cold clear days last week. During the gaps
in the storm the parks grew more experimental features in addition to seeing the
installation of several old classic jibs.
Whistler is getting more flow with the new jibs on Chipmunk which include the
back-to-back C-boxes and the double flat box as well as the return of the Whale
Tail Rail. Up at Tower 14 the jibs changed up and now feature flat-up-flat and
flat-down box. Next week look for a facelift on Bobcat as we take advantage of
all the new snow and do a rebuild. Oh I almost forgot...the Coyote section of
the Green Acres Line now has the Wallride in place at the end of the jump line.
It is set at a perfect mellow angle so you can trick off the face or slide the
The Terrain Garden is seeing unprecedented traffic this year so we will be
trying to increase the options and twin the flow for the "Small" feature riders.
We need to keep this crew happy because they are the little league player
training up for the majors!
Choker's Nintendo Park grew a little longer last week with the addition of
the lowest ever jib in the zone, in the form of a C-Box. The rest of the line is
in good shape and will undergo some cosmetic surgery with all the new snow.
The HL has a pile of new rails in the "Lucas Line" over in Freddy's World.
The double-down-bar to changeup to skate-style flat into 50' round-bar is
siiiick! At the shack booter elevation the right line is undergoing an evolution
and the three step-up are being turned into a big fat mega-step up. This one is
going to be banger! Also new in the HL are the return of the Nintendo Swing-Set
rainbow at the top and the new Hip / Booter at the bottom of the right line.
The Halfpipe is due for a rebuild and will be in prime shape for the Telus
Park Rider event on the 10th of Feb.
See the Photos
Feb 10th Park Rider Session
Presented by TELUS Superpipe Comp
Feb 16th King of the Rail III with
100% new set-ups
Feb 29th-Mar 1st Sapient Snowboard's Showcase