Snowbasin is well known for it's lift system, the steeps of Mount Ogden, the snowmaking system that is tops, being undiscovered and a myriad of other things. The one thing it's not known for is it's terrain park, but that is about to change as well.
I had the chance to speak with Tim Hay, Terrain Park manager for Snowbasin and full time year round employee. That's right, year round which as a former full timer in the ski biz this tells me two things:
- Snowbasin is committed to their terrain park program if they hired Tim to work year round
- Stuff is going to happen - it's not all spray and fluff
Some of those things have been happening. Tim tells me that there will be 20 different features in the park with another 10 or so being built over the month of January. As a second year park manager Tim knows how to work within the system of Snowbasin and how to get things done. Helping him out will be Brad Dingess who is the terrain park groomer. Brad cut his teeth working for Aspen Mountain and brings experience to Snowbasin.
The overall plan once it's all said and done? 3 different parks (Novice park and Advanced Parks) along with the superpipe. Can they pull it off? I think they can.
Like I was told by Kevin the Guest Service Manager at Snowbasin -
"At Snowbasin anything worth doing is worth overdoing"
That's evident so far. I look forward to seeing what the park will do.