Transworld Snowboarding 2005 Park and Pipe Survey
Win A Free Snowboard Just For Fillin’ This Out!
This is your chance to be heard. We want to know where you think the best snowboard parks and halfpipes in North America are. We also want you to tell us which is the best over-all mountain for snowboarding. Your votes, along with the votes of the world’s top pros, will decide which resorts rank highest in TransWorld’s Snowboard Resort Guide (on news-stands in October).
Here’s how to win:
Fill out all the pages of the survey completely, honestly, an accurately (every question must be answered to win).
Use black or blue ink only-mark your answers clearly.
Fill in your name, address, and e-mail address in case you win.
Return your survey as soon as possible in the postage paid return envelope. If you lose the envelope, send the survey to us at:
TransWorld Park and Pipe Survey
353 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
The following is to help define what each category means, just so we’re all on the same page. Check it out!
Parks and Pipes Section
Design: How well are the parks and pipes designed? Consider each jump, rail, or pipe (takeoffs, landings, transitions, etc.), as well as the layout of the whole park. Does it flow o did you blow your ACL?
Grooming/upkeep: How well are the parks and pipes maintained? Is the pipe cut nightly? Does the park crew keep jumps and rails buffed? Can you show up and find the park and pipe in good condition on almost any day?
Variety: How varied are the jumps, pipes, rails, etc.? Consider the number and types of different hits. Is there both a park and pipe? Does the mountain have more than one park and pip (super and regular)?
Challenge: Can riders of any level find something in the park and pipe to test their skills? Are some of the jumps big? Are any of the rails kinked, long, or curved? Is there a superpipe?
Overall Rating (Jumps, Rails, Pipe): What is your overall impression of the jumps, rails, pipe(s) at the resort? How do they compare to other resorts you’ve ridden this season?
General Information Section
Challenge: Is there freeriding terrain that any level of rider can work toward, or are good riders quickly bored once they leave the park/
Lift Layout: How well do the lifts get you where you want to go? Are the unloading ramps steep and icy or buttery smooth? Is it easy to lap the park and pipe or your favorite freeriding run?
Lodging: Are there reasonably priced places to stay near the mountain? Is it easy to find something available and affordable, or is the resort/town always sold out and way too expensive anyway?
On-mountain food: Is it easy to find something you like to eat and can afford, or is the food so expensive that you have to carry a lunch box while riding? Can you get somewhere to eat quickly and easily without blowing hours of ride time?
Nightlife/after-riding activities: Basically, does the resort/town go off? Are there cool things to do even if you’re under eighteen? Are there enough of both girls and boys to make it interesting, or do you normally order pizza, play checkers with your little brother, and go to bed? Is there a skatepark?
Vibe: Are mountain employees cool to you? Are local riders friendly and encouraging, or are they a bunch of crusty, intimidating dudes who treat you like you were a snollerbladers? Is there music on the hill? Does the resort seem like a place snowboarders like to hang out and ride?
Snow Quality: Does the mountain seem to get a lot of snow? Is the snow light and dry (this is good) or are you always worried about breaking your wrist, again? Consider snowmaking and grooming too.
Terrain: How diverse and fun is the freeriding terrain at the mountain? Are there long traverses (which suck)? Is the mountain super flat or full of moguls, or is there everything you could ever want to ride?
Value: How much do you get for your money (consider food, lodging, lift tickets, bars, entertainment, etc.)? Is this a place any snowboarder could afford to go, or is it only for pros with travel budgets?
Overall Resort Rating: How would you rate this resort compared to others you’ve ridden this season? Consider everything. Is this a cool place to snowboard? Does the mountain cater to snowboarders-does it make an effort to offer what snowboards are looking for?
ABOUT YOUR SNOWBOARDING
Rate your snowboarding level. No, honestly rate your snowboarding level.
How many years have you snowboarded, and how many days did you ride during the 2003-04 season?
Days this season:
Of the resorts you’ve snowboarded at this season, which was your favorite?
If you just won a free trip to any mountain in North America, where would you go?
(transitions, takeoffs, landings)
Variety of Jumps
(transitions, placement, rideability)
Variety of Rails/Jibs
(transitions, lips, slope)
Variety of Pipe(s)
(mini, regular, Superpipe)
General Resort Info
In the following section, rate the three best mountains you snowboarded this past season (from October 2004 until now). We’re interested in your personal opinion, so only rate places you’ve actually ridden. Complete the information for up to three resorts, and refer to the definitions on the previous page if you need to clear anything up. Be honest, and write clearly.
**RATE EACH CATEGORY FROM ONE TO TEN. ONE BEING REALLY BAD, AND TEN BEING THE BEST**