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Park crew guy at big boulder posted this. Pisses me off they are closed this early. I know damn well under old management they’d be open every weekend still and would have a sick ass May Day.
eheathIt's been stated multiple times in this thread that vail has cut budgets across the board because of COVID, people just like to complain and make assumptions.
Rob KatzWe're not going back to the way we did business before
Saga.Exactly this. Remember how every resort in the 2000s had a halfpipe? Snow features require more snow, more equipment use and more labor hours. When you're looking at what type of terrain the majority of your customers are paying for and what type of terrain you're spending the most money on it's not hard to see the difference and why some resorts will scale back parks.
Unless my college professors were lying to me, real estate is what keeps ski resorts running. The last time I checked I didn't see very many current or potential homeowners lapping the park. Resorts aren't likely to put money into aspects of their business that aren't proven to bring them a solid return on their investment.
snomasterI now own 2x houses and lap park with my wife. But not XL anymore!!
I want more 20ft tables. There’s always a too big of a gap between large and kiddie parks. More in the middle please!
CyanicenineDoes anyone know if Pick Axe at Park City is gone now too? It's not on the trail map anymore. First they came for Transitions, it would really suck to lose Pick Axe as well.
eheathwho knows, they are building a new lift right through there so maybe they nixed it?
SkiBum.I think the new base terminal for Eagle is shifted a bit. Not sure what way. The only issue that would present is tower placement in relation to half pipe
The.FishTo be fair, the xl parks probably aren't the best return on investment since only about 1% of skiers are skilled enough to hit them. They also take a crap ton of snow and cat hours to build. Why bother spending money on something if almost nobody will use it?
eheathwere talking about pick ax aka neff land up on the ridge, not 3 kings.
SkiBum.Ohhh, I can't keep all those names straight, haha.
I think there were plans somewhere for that new Eagle lift that they released. I think the top terminal is little different and I do remember Eaglet lift, the little one along side neff land will be removed.
Maybe this all has been said, Idk, I am sleep deprived and rambling
theabortionatorAcross the board Vail has. een decreasing parks though. They put some money into Afton alps. I think keystone built them features. Idk how successful their park was though. Don't here much about it.
Look at Beaver Creek. They had a lretty sick lark and now I think they're down to one baby park. I guess they built some little jumps and had to tear them down. That park program is a dumpster fire at this point.
Honestly that park was more fun than Vails a lot of times.
Film.Keystone with no preseason park yet, wouldn't surprise me if they just wait to build their sad version of a chopped in half A-51 in December.
Happy I got an ikon, Woodward copper confirmed pre season park is coming.