Resort Poll 2013: Top 10 Parks

Top 10 Parks

Words by Mike Sudmeier

1. Snowmass, Colorado

Blake Axleson. Snowmass, Colorado. PHOTO: AARON DODDS


Parks: 4

Pipes: 12’, 22’

Jumps: 20

Jibs: 50

Peak Features: Late December



With four parks, Snowmass provides the perfect canvas for progression. But it’s not just the terrain that makes Snowmass so sick. “There’s a great sense of community here,” Snowmass loc Jordie Karlinski says. She breaks off some insider info on how to approach the park: With a row of kickers and smaller boxes and rails, Makaha Park offers quick warm-up laps off the Elk Camp Gondola. Once your game is dialed, hop on the Coney Glade Chair and roll into the Snowmass Main Park when it opens around 10:00 a.m. Enjoy the triple line or hit up the rails and boxes. If you need to catch your breath or gather courage, take a break and thank the park staff. The features at Snowmass receive around-the-clock attention—and it shows.