Snow Park Technologies Constructs an Unrivaled Urban Plaza for Skiers and Snowboarders
at Bear Mountain on “Mountain Movers”
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Gunny heads back to Bear Mountain, Calif., the resort where SPT got its start 20 years prior. Here, with co-founder Mike Binnell, they’ll create a high-tech “mini city” on the last stop of the Red Bull Urban Plaza run. The plan is to start with a 40-foot long stairless feature that will lead to a shipping container that has been transformed to look like the facade of a police station, and is accompanied by a set of “fast-planters” jibs. A severed cop car will be attached to the side of the wall, which will stick out enough to create a rideable surface. SPT pairs with GoPro to install cameras to allow riders to watch the moves they have just performed at the plaza, a technology component that SPT hasn’t done before. Between the three features and the added technology component, SPT will have their work cut out trying to complete the project within their four-day build window.