Northstar, California

Some resorts are blessed with deep natural snowfall and ideal terrain, but high-quality park building really comes down to the creativity and dedication of the park staff. New for 2016, Snow Park Technologies and TransWorld SNOWboarding wanted to recognize the crew that truly maximized their resources to produce the most outstanding park experience.

To determine the winner, we looked at park effort metrics that included objective data provided by resorts. These metrics are related to the overall parks, the features the park crews built and maintained throughout the season, how resorts ranked in TransWorld SNOWboarding's Park Poll, as well as the other challenges resorts had to overcome.

SPT and TransWorld SNOWboarding are stoked to announce Northstar California Resort as the winner of the inaugural DC Work Horse Award.

Northstar's park crew demonstrated their commitment to creating and refreshing their parks to give riders the best possible terrain, despite the tough Tahoe winter. Their effort was nothing short of remarkable.

Congrats, Northstar crew! A new pair of DC | SPT work boots for each of your crew members are on the way.