Chubz.idk man resorts been hush hush about anything. Park crew hasnt gotten word on any park what so ever yet prolly wont have a park open till next week
True. I hear ya. If they won't let ya put in stuff they won't let ya. IT's worth chatting to management though to see if you can put in a small fenced in park somewhere or a little hike park off to the side. Even just a rail and a box that can get pull ed easily for snowmaking. But If they aren't down they aren't down.
MinggNot building a park immediately gives resorts time to build snow and actually have a base which leads to more sustainability snow wise for the entire season.
Putting in features too early restricts snowmaking and requires much more labor due to constant rebuilds/digging out features. Doable? Yes. Worth it? Depends.
Resorts do value parks, but they have to make good decisions. If waiting a week Is a better option logistically speaking, then heck yeah they’re going to do it. And it’s not to piss off park skiers. It just makes the most sense.
Its opening day... go catch up with your friends, drink beer, ski naked, whatever. There are so many ways to have a good time without a park. Make good use of your season pass and have some fun.
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If you're "known for parks" you should always open with something unless it's totally fucked imo. The early snowmaking issue is why most places build a park in a different area than their regular park to allow for the guns to crank there and not have to reset everything. Even if there's an issue with space and you have to be near snowmaking, you can pull features. At that point even just 2 features, rain and a box are cool. One place we had a horrific opening, super late, plrobably the sketchiest opening snow wise I've ever seen. I only had a 14' rail and 12' box because I ended up pulling them almost every other day for snowmaking for 2 weeks. The hill was white ribbon of deathed or like a 2" base so there wasnt much of an option. But there were still a ton of people hitting the features, even though many better parks were already open.
Idk, Opening day kind of sets the tone for the season. If there's any way to get some features in it's generally worth it. Opening and closing weekends can be 2 of the most fun sessions of the year, even on super limited features.
Always worth pushing for imo. They may not see the importance of it, or understand that you can put features off on the side, of a trail or a as a hike park and then move. No guarantee mgmt will jump on board, but it's worth pitching it because the kids are gonna want something to hit.
I wouldn't downplay people's will to ride parks. Some people don't care, they just want to hit groomers. Some people have literally waited all summer since last spring to hit some grinderbarz. They don't need a crazy setup, they don't need a jump, but just one flat or down rail to sesh with their friends. I get that it's annoying and sometimes people can be a bit demanding/not ask in the right way, but it's still important. Half the people hiking the hike park likely won't even be old enough to drink a beer. If there are 1 or 2 trails open with mediocre coverage and a shit ton of people, maybe even a lift line, you can't blame them for wanting to just sesh a couple features imo.
That said as far as the thread. If they won't do it they won't do it. I do think it's important though. That's just my $.02 or probably my $1.25 by now