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I'm glad it's finally open but the delays (and quality in general) this year have been pathetic, i'm not sure what the story is but something major has changed from last year. They've had more snow to work with this year so why has it taken so much longer to get so much less?
And even with the recent build they still haven't set up the DFD rail, what self-respecting park doesn't have a DFD?
I know about the whole patrol fiasco (thread on it I posted here http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/596114/) and was wondering if it had a knock on effect on the park or whether it was just a lack of man hours/cat hours being provided by management. Is it true the terrain park supervisor is one of the ones that quit in response?
Still i'm confused about the thinking behind the park builds this year - when building the upper park the existing lower park had a load of it's features stripped for the upper build yet you can see plenty of features just laid on the snow not being used - why not build with those instead of taking down the few features you already built? This meant that in the middle of the season instead of the number of features gradually increasing (and becoming more varied) it would get worse for weeks before the new build was finally finished. Hell, even the temp early season park on Wawa had more features than the main park did at one stage months later. It's incredibly frustrating to be left with a variety of 10ft flat boxes and ski past way more interesting and fun rails and boxes that just aren't being used (the DFD being especially missed).
Hey guys, sorry about not responding to some of your messages earlyer ( me being poor and loss of internet are to blame). Thanks Campbell for letting the people know whats going on, how is Kamloops btw?
So yeah grizzly park is open, and i hope you like it. Honestly right now we are just trying to keep things open with the amount of snow we have. When the park snow level is higher then the takeoffs, well it means were busy ( so don't come to the park and ride the AWESOME april pow anyways).
Right not im the only full time park cat driver, but we are training another guy, and our other driver splits his time with the day crew guys.
Honestly if you want a great park....you have to FIGHT for it. Sunshine is the most oldschool/conservative ski resort on the mountain. Unless tons of people come and tell me that they will lose money unless they expand the park, then they will cut our funding/terrain/resources. We are operating on a bare bones crew right now, and the higher ups WANT TO CUT BACK! I can only do so much, but you guys have to prove that a park at Sunshine will make them money.
Guys flood my inbox with your opinions. I will do my best to make features that you guys love, and keep the sunshine park alive.