Haywire - 2/25/14

Here’s a top-to-bottom photo run through of the park in Haywire. Haywire features 16 jibs and 3 large sized jumps.

Pad 1: flat rail, 6x6 wall ride stall

Pad 2: up-flat snowmaking tube, down round rail

Pad 3: down-kink snowmaking tube, down box

Pad 4: Up sugarloaf triangle rail

Pad 5: down-flat-down round rail, down-flat rail

Jump Line: approximately 30’, 35’, 45’

Pad 6 (below 3rd Jump): up box, up flat rail, trap (up-flat-down) flat rail

Pad 7: flat round rail, flat rail, angled 

Pad 8: down-kink round rail, flat-down rail

Nick Tenney and Nick Rosenberger teamed up to make a pretty sweet edit while NR was back home here at the Loaf for Christmas break. Take a look!

Stomping Grounds = Open

8 jibs, 3 jumps and a butter pad. Time to send it.

Stomping Grounds is Taking Shape

Jake and the terrain park crew are busy setting up the Stomping Grounds this weekend. The current plan is to have 3 rail pads and a total of 8 rail features up top parallel to the mini-pipe, and then a 4 pack of jumps down the remainder of the trail. Get stoked…

Nick Tenney threw together a nice little edit featuring our early season park. Check it out! Snowmaking will be starting in Stomping Ground and lower Haywire sometime very soon and we’re looking to move into it ASAP. Let it begin… 

After the thaw/freeze this past week, we pulled the features and allowed the snowmakers to blow some snow. Jake threw the features back in this afternoon and has ideas for another feature on a middle rail pad between the two existing ones. The freshly made snow makes for some soft landings, see you tomorrow

Opening Day & Early-Season Setup

Here’s a look at the setup we have currently sitting above the top of the Quad on Tote Road. The hike-to park features two pads with two features each: the top has a flat box and flat rail, and the second has a down box and down single barrel rail. Hope to see you here this weekend!

Sugarloaf Terrain Parks Ready to Rock and Roll

With our snowmaking operations underway for the 2013-2014 season, the STP crew has been hard at work getting features ready to roll for opening day. I chatted with Jake Charles, head of the terrain parks, to see what he’s been up to since last season.

-Hey Jake. What have you been up to this summer/fall in preparation for the upcoming season?

Jake: Well this fall we spent a month or so rebuilding/renovating the entire jib fleet. New plywood, fresh paint, worked out some kinks and added a few more! Also we did some dirt work to the middle portion of Stomping Grounds that will help us when it comes time to build this winter.

-Tell me about the new rails you built last week.

Jake: Last week we added to our arsenal a 6’ by 6’ wall ride and a 20’ down rail with a kink on the end

-What can people expect on opening day? How do you hope the park will progress through December into Christmas week?

Jake: The early season park will be back up on upper tote. As long as temps stay low and the snowmakers can keep moving ahead we could see a full park by Christmas time.

-Any big plans for the season? Think of any crazy features that you might try to turn into reality?

Jake: Banked slalom, Boarder cross, Rail jams, BIG hits in Haywire! Need I say more?

Be sure to check out this behind the scenes video from Taylor Walker showing off some of the rail building process

Behind the Scenes: Sugarloaf Terrain Park Crew from Sugarloaf on Vimeo.

We would like to emphasize very strongly that the terrain parks are FLIPPING AWESOME RIGHT NOW.

Jump line still going strong. 32 features. Two full parks. Two halfpipes.

And it will sunny and 60 this weekend.

This was taken today, April 22. We’re still rocking and rolling in Haywire and the Stomping Grounds, with a full jump line and a whole mess of rails. Skybound and Sidewinder are both done for the season, but the Superpipe and Minipipe are both open in full springtime excellence.
Our plan for parks for the rest of the season will be to keep Stomping Grounds and Haywire up and running right until the bitter end. So as long as the mountain is open, you’ll have a park to shred.

This was taken today, April 22. We’re still rocking and rolling in Haywire and the Stomping Grounds, with a full jump line and a whole mess of rails. Skybound and Sidewinder are both done for the season, but the Superpipe and Minipipe are both open in full springtime excellence.

Our plan for parks for the rest of the season will be to keep Stomping Grounds and Haywire up and running right until the bitter end. So as long as the mountain is open, you’ll have a park to shred.