Segsxipark crews stop putting progression parks on beginner ski lifts and area that have heavy beginner traffic, most beginners in the park can at the least navigate the mountain.
Progression parks should have rope tow and giant signs so that total jerries know not to side hit, Or Worse.. because When they do that the park crew will never go back to the progression park to maintain the lips. It’s like progression parks are looked down upon even though they are essential for everyone who wants to ski/ snowboard in the park.
**This thread was edited on Oct 12th 2018 at 11:48:58pm
To be honest, I had to read the whole thing at least 5 times before getting the gist of what you are trying to say.
Beginner Parks (progression parks?) are in the beginner zones for a good reason; it keeps them out of the advanced snow parks, the park equals the riders skill ability and the risk level of hitting these snow wedges is quite low. Most beginners make their first turns, then want to hit the park. The progression parks distracts them from the real deal due to their obviousness.
Signage: 99% of people have a 10 word, 3point attention span...at best. You can try to put up a "ethics rules" sign, but not a single person will ever read it. Half of the beginners "accidentally" end up in the park after skiing past 3 danger signs and a huge banner written "SNOW PARK" in 3 different languages. There is no need to put up signs to explain everything, they have to figure out the ethics rules there. Plus, the advanced riders have to develop their sense of situational awareness in those parks. Noobs will be flying in every direction. I got hit so many times by out of control 5-6 year olds while their parents encourage that behavior. progression parks teach you to keep track of the people around you.
Quality: Not a single beginner cares about the shape of a lip or how a rail is installed... they just want to get "air". They are machined groomed at night, so you wanna be there first thing in the morning to avoid getting tracked out, bumpy messes of snow. There is no real risks on these things, nothing has to be perfect. Volunteers prefer taking care of the big gnarly hits anyway. If progression park quality really annoys you; talk to management or learn to use your skis as a shovel.