Mount Snow announced today that Day Franzen,
an industry acclaimed terrain park veteran, has been hired as the new
Freestyle Terrain Manager for Carinthia; the East’s number one terrain park
system.  Franzen comes to Mount Snow with almost 20 years experience
designing, building and managing freestyle terrain parks across the country.

Before coming to Mount Snow, Day owned and operated Kingvale; one of the
first all terrain park mountains in North America located in Lake Tahoe,
California where he was able to turn concepts into reality by building
experimental and progressive features that were met with rave reviews from
the park riders who frequented his mountain.  When it was time for a new
challenge, Franzen decided to come back to the east coast where he grew up
and where his passion for snow began.

“Growing up in Virginia and working in the ski industry down there back in
the 90’s I learned how to weld, drive a snow cat and build parks,” says
Franzen.  “Even in Virginia I always heard about what Mount Snow was doing
with their terrain parks, like using a buried Volkswagen as a feature in Un
Blanco Gulch, and it was inspiring.”

Even with all of Day’s experience and expertise, he knows he has some pretty
big shoes to fill when it comes to managing the renowned terrain park system
at Mount Snow.  “Elia (Hamilton) and (Ken) Gaitor have set such a precedent
here with Mount Snow’s terrain parks, my goal is just to continue that
progression and continue doing the great things our guests have come to

Franzen is not just an acclaimed freestyle terrain park builder, he is also
owner/operator of; one of the largest rail and funbox
manufacturers in North America.  Other projects Day has been involved with
include helping to come up with the concept for Cutter’s Camp, which is now
a semi-annual conference that gathers terrain park builders and managers
from across the country for multiple days of education seminars and idea
swapping.  He has also taken part in the Cutter’s Cup competition, manages
the operations of Tailgate Alaska Festival and built parks for the filming
of Jackass 3 as well as shoots for Transworld Snowboarding.

Carinthia at Mount Snow has been named the Number One Terrain Park in the
East by a host of publications and websites including SKI Magazine,
Transworld Snowboarding, and SnowEAST Magazine.  To learn more
about Carinthia visit