Ive been thinking about this for a while it seems like it is just tooooo steep a slope to build a park on and that it just doesn't have enuf flow to it
Any ideas on where to move it, i was thinking maby wher green park is but then all the people going to the park would just bomb the begginer run
I think the spot is fine because I love to bomb down that middle part. The braking bumps at the end of the steep part suck though. It would be fun if they incorporated some more features into that middle. Although its steep I am sure they could do something creative.
The park is already prettty sick, the only not great part is the steep bit just after the top which isnt that bad at all and can even be fun with the side hits and trees under cat skinner. But if the park ever was to to moved or they wanted to build another one, the Jersy Cream park was a dope one.
The problem is beginner terrain vs park terrain. Blackcomb lacks mellow pitches for ski outs and learning areas. So there is a battle between ski school and the parks.
Take whistler for example. They had multiple park runs off emerald chair until ski school complained there wasn't enough beginner runs. The way the upper management looks at it is that parks doesn't draw enough money vs the beginners clientele. Something like 90% of revenue in the industry comes from causal skiers (1-3 times a year). Those are the people that come up for family vacation, rent/buy ski equipment, day tickets, take ski lessons, buy lunches on the mnt., eat out in the village and stay in the hotels. All they ask for is a mellow groomed run. Then you have your standard park rat. They have they're own equipment, might buy the cheap pass or share a pass or hike up the slope, don't buy food from the cafe, pack as many people in a room on couches and floors. Park riders demand features the require thousands of hours of grooaming time, snow making and hand maintenance.
One idea has been floating around is making whis the beginner mountain and blackcomb the advanced. Have a very small featured park on whistler and expand blackcombs park. Moving it would mean loosing out on previous investments of dirt work and snowmaking systems. Id keep XL and choker but expand a jib line off easy out run for catskinner laps.
^ I really like the idea of having each mountain meant for different difficulties. The majority of Whistler runs have pretty mild pitch, where-as Blackcomb has much more steep-pitch terrain.
I do enjoy the location of the blackpark, but if they moved everything to the Jersey cream area, it would segregate the park a bit better, have much longer laps, and there would be considerably more 'flow'.
The only thing about Jersey Cream is how wind tends to get funnelled into the area, which could possibly make big jumps treacherous.