TreyDudskiHonestly my prof is a pretty big skier from breck and she kinda chose the topic for me. The mountain I’m at doesn’t have jumps but it has a shit-Ton of rails (that are sometimes well built), from what I’ve seen when people don’t have professionally built jumps, people will begin to build there own which are normally terribly built and people get hurt on em....
does that answer the question at all?
That makes a lot more sense. So it's more an analysis towards why they should build jumps/a park. I thought you were just writing a general "should parks have jumps, maybe they should maybe they shouldn't" and sending it to a random ski area.
Most mountains have gotten into some form of parks but def some of the more natural vibe mountains stay away from it.
It can depend on terrain and cat resources. Some big mountain vibe mountains don't have a ton of terrain to put jumps, and some also run very minimal grooming. But yeah idk the mountain and jumps are cool.
I grew up at a mountain with no park so I understand the feels of diy booter lyfe. Just try to steer away from making it to much of a callout. I'm sure you're on it, but I've seen some people approach mountains pretty aggressively about getting a park or a bigger park.
Good luck with the essay and the parks!
WoFlowzHow about rails longer than like 15ft so many hills I go to have such short rails. Maybe it’s just cause my mtn has multiple 35-40ft rails that are always in
True. It depends on the place. It's nice to have a mix, but a lot of mountains people don't hit the bigger features very often. Or they built a bunch of similar size rails getting into parks years ago and haven't upgraded.
15' is small for biggest rail for sure. I remember Gore in NY we used to joke about having a bunch of 8' flat bars when I rode there a bunch/worked there. Def nice to have variety and honestly combo features don't work as well most of the time. In terms of putting multiple short rails together to make a longer one.