Snow Park Technologies and Mt. Hood Meadows have come together build a spring park of epic proportions. The #MeadowsSpringPark is here and it is ripe for the shredding. Check out this video of the park being built and watch here for a cool tilt-shift video of the #MeadowsSpringPark.
The official news:
Spring Park Opens at Mt. Hood Meadows Featuring Mid-Winter Conditions
Constructed in Partnership with Snow Park Technologies, One of the Longest, Most Progressive Parks in the Country Offers Innovative Design
MT. HOOD, Ore. – April 3, 2014 – Following Mt. Hood Meadows' recent announcement surrounding its partnership with renowned terrain park builders, Snow Park Technologies (SPT) on the design and construction of Spring Park, Mother Nature joined the fun and assisted with the build as well, dropping more than three feet of new snow on the resort in the past week. The resort boasts a 134" base snow depth, ensuring a long season. Now open daily to the public, the Mt. Hood Meadows Spring Park consists of 30 small, medium and large features that span 4,600 feet and a 1,000 vertical foot descent.
"Meadows Spring Park – 2014 is our most recent example of new generation park design at Mt. Hood Meadows. Our focus continues to be on fun, flow, and unique combinations of interesting features that create an awesome natural rhythmic riding experience. Early riders haven't been shy about telling us how stoked they are about the quality and length of this unique spring park build," said Matthew Drake, Chairman and CEO of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. "Our crew, along with the super talented builders from SPT, worked hard through this past storm cycle to deliver a free flowing and exhilarating riding experience that we know our riders will love to hit over and over – particularly with all of the new snow we've received, and under sunny Spring skies at Mt. Hood Meadows!"
One of the longest terrain parks in the country, Spring Park offers nearly a mile of jumps, rails and other features that begin on the upper mountain accessed from the Vista Express chairlift, take advantage of the natural fall line terrain from the upper elevations of Vista, continue on the lower mountain through Daisy Bowl, and end at the entrance to the resort's freshly cut 18-foot halfpipe. Designed for all levels of riders to enjoy together, no matter what their skill set, Spring Park is peppered with rails, combo jibs and wall rides. Spring Park favors medium and large features, geared toward more advanced skiers and riders.
SPT, recognized as the leader in terrain park design and construction, designed the park and collaborated with the Mt. Hood Meadows terrain park crew on the build.
"One of the more challenging aspects of the build has been trying to construct this park while at the same time receiving massive amounts of snow from these latest storm systems. Despite that, building Spring Park at Meadows has been one of the most fun projects this season," said Tyson Terpening, SPT operator. "The overall length of the park, the fun factor and variety of features, and the fact that it flows directly into the pipe really set it apart."
Mt. Hood Meadows is scheduled to remain open daily through April 27, with weekend operations continuing the first two weekends in May, conditions permitting.
For more information about Mt. Hood Meadows, #MeadowsSpringPark or Snow Park Technologies, visit www.skihood.com, www.snowparktech.com, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meadowsparks or www.facebook.com/snowparktech.
About Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Mt. Hood Meadows is the largest and most popular resort on Oregon's Mt. Hood. The legendary terrain features some of the most fun, varied and challenging trails in the Northwest, making Meadows a natural terrain park. Meadows has been building innovative freestyle features for parks and freestyle events since the Wide Open halfpipe event almost 30 years ago, and currently Meadows Parks crew designs, builds and maintains up to seven park and pipe venues. For more information visit the resort website http://www.SkiHood.com or follow on the resort's Facebook pages: facebook.com/MeadowsParks or facebook.com/MtHoodMeadows, Twitter @MtHoodMeadows and Instagram @MtHoodMeadows.
About Snow Park Technologies
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) is the world's leading consulting team for special projects on snow. SPT's wide range of expertise includes designing and building some of the most renowned resort terrain parks and halfpipes; high-profile ski and snowboard competition courses; and countless on-snow productions. SPT also provides event production services, sport organizing and marketing services aimed at youth categories. The SPT team is a collection of the most experienced and talented freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion for snow sports has redefined the winter landscape and what is possible on snow. For more information, visit SPT's website at http://www.snowparktech.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/snowparktech, Twitter @snowparktech and Instagram @snowparktech.