TRUCKEE, Calif. – In an effort to constantly evolve its nationally-ranked parks and pipes, Northstar will introduce a new series of signature freestyle features this season, thanks to the collaboration between Northstar’s expert park and pipe design team, Snow Park Technologies, and select companies that have been chosen as Northstar’s partners.
The first signature feature being added to Northstar’s parks is a mega stair feature by Matix, a clothing manufacturer that supports the casual and active lifestyle of today’s generation of skate, surf and snow culture. The company’s proven dedication to the snowsports industry made Matix a natural fit for Northstar’s progressive brand.
Matix’s new permanent feature can be found in the park located on Moonshine, off of the Vista Express chairlift. It is a 25-foot staircase feature with a 10-foot flat to 25-foot down flatbar rail, 25-foot single barrel rail and 10-foot flat to 25-foot down box with ledges. See the attached photo.
This Matix feature is just the beginning of many more innovative jibs to be added to Northstar-at-Tahoe’s six terrain parks, which include the first-ever Burton Progression Park to be built in the West. Stay tuned for more signature features to be announced soon.
Northstar’s terrain parks were ranked seventh in North America by Transworld Snowboarding magazine in its 2006 Reader’s Poll. Snow Park Technologies is led by Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and Josh Chauvet, who have designed terrain parks for notable events such as ESPN’s Winter X Games, Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding, the World Championships of Snowboarding, and numerous resorts throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit NorthstarAtTahoe.com.