NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – Cranmore Mountain Resort offers guests two terrain parks for the 2007/2008 season. Cranmore features a progression learning area at the Other Side Terrain Park and the signature intermediate/advanced Darkside Terrain Park. Cranmore’s terrain parks are overseen by Snow Park Technologies (SPT), an industry leader in terrain park design and construction.
SPT provides ideas and solutions for some of the biggest and most unique projects on snow. This season, SPT is partnering with ten resorts in each snow region of the U.S. and New Zealand to create branded SPT Parks. Each SPT Park resort is committed to designing, maintaining and operating its terrain park program with a level of quality and consistency, which will be unmistakably recognizable.
Cranmore Mountain Resort SPT Parks for the 2007-2008 season include:
The Other Side Park – Small to medium features
The Other Side Terrain Park is a small to medium sized park designed around a fun non-intimidating environment.
The Dark Side – Medium to large features
Geared to the devoted park shredders, this park will continue to feature medium to large elements which includes the signature wall ride, stair set, battleship box, picnic table, C-Box and an SPT Barrel. This park features over 30 jibs.
“At all of the SPT Park resorts we have developed solid terrain park programs that are based on a commitment to quality, consistency and progression,” said SPT General Manager Chris Gunnarson. “That’s what counts to park riders when they are trying to decide what resort to go to.” Additional SPT park resorts include Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe, The Summit-at-Snoqualmie, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, Cranmore, Snow Park New Zealand, Aspen/Snowmass and Big Bear Mountain Resort.
Riders looking for premiere training grounds to keep those freestyle skills sharp or a learning area to start it all will not be disappointed. The Darkside Terrain Park offers intermediate/advanced features such as a wall ride, down-flat-down rail, A-frame rail, C-rail, rainbow box, stair set and many other jibs and jumps. The Other Side Terrain Park is as a progressive learning area for kids and Freestyle lessons are
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Available to any guest who needs guided direction on how to properly approach and hit a terrain park feature.
Park riders who can’t get enough of the Darkside are invited to stay tuned into park happenings online. The resort features a uniquely-designed website just for its terrain park fans. It can be viewed at http://terrainparks.cranmore.com. Cranmore also hosts a presence on the popular website, “My Space at: www.myspace.com/cranmoredarkside .
“Last year we launched our ‘My Space’ page and it was incredibly popular, stated lead Terrain Park Supervisor Jess Richitelli, “We added almost 400 friends last winter and hope to do even better this year! We post video and share event bulletins with our friends so we encourage everyone to add us!
Night skiing and riding begins on Wednesday, December 26, and continues every Saturday night throughout the season, top-to-bottom on 11 trails until 9 p.m. The Darkside is serviced by two lifts in the evening, the Skimobile Express Quad and the South Double Chair, while the Other Side Park is serviced by the South Double Chair.
“The Darkside and Other Side Terrain Parks will continue to offer precise jumps, rails and boxes for day and night time action,” said Richitelli. “The Darkside Terrain Park is particularly popular during the day and even more so during the night sessions. Combined with great music, tubing and other night-time events, Cranmore is an exciting nighttime destination.”
The Darkside Crew will host the following ski and snowboard events this winter:
• December 8 – Projected Opening Day for Skiing and Snowboarding
• December 26 – March 15, 2008 -- Cranapalooza and night skiing (Saturdays)
• 12/28 Monster Mash (Snowboard)
• 12/29 Monster Mash (Ski)
• 1/19 Jib Saw Massacre (Snowboard)
• 1/20 Jib Saw Massacre (Ski)
• 2/16 Jib Saw Massacre II (Snowboard)
• 2/17 Jib Saw Massacre II (Ski)
• 2/23 Pink Ribbon Jibbin’
• 3/1 Picnic in the Park
• 3/30 Cranarchy
For more information on night skiing and riding, terrain parks, or events, please visit www.cranmore.com or call toll-free 800-SUN.N.SKI.