In the past Mad River has been a continuous joke within the Midwest park scene. A couple of years ago they began to turn things around and this past year we saw some of the best improvements ever. This year it looks to be no different. They plan to create an entirely new park on the hill named the Capital Park. Posted here is the first advertisement about the new park:
"New for the upcoming 2009-10 ski season, Mad River Mountain is proud to present Capital PARK. Topping the list of the summer improvements at the Resort, is a focus on the terrain park that has been a long time coming to this region. Cut from the same mold as Big Boulder's park, Capital Park will showcase the experience and dedication of Peak Resorts to quality terrain parks. The creative minds of the Capital Park Crew and the Resort Management will ensure quality, fun , and progression all season long. In addition to the growth of the Intermediate and advanced portions of the park, the focus has not eluded entry level skiers and riders. The Resort will offer several oppotunities for the emerging youth market which includes specialy designed introduction expanded beginner terrain, and programs designed for young park skiers and riders as well as their parents. Capital Park will include: expanded park terrain, additional jumplines, growing number of park features, and cash purse park events."