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Fresh Changes For Summit Terrain Parks

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Change is in the air, and it’s not just the seasons! On the heels of the success of the spring park at Alpental, aka Alpy Park, this season Summit Parks will also be branching out to Summit East and Summit West, in addition to changes at Central Park. Bringing fun features to all base areas.

Our crew is excited with the fresh new direction that will create more fun for more skiers and snowboarders at all base areas. The plan is to phase in and out parks at each area and it all starts at Summit West.

Jib Creek

Jib Creek at Summit West will grow from just a preseason event, to a mini park that runs during the early season. Once Central Park at Summit Central is spooled up with a solid set of jibs and jumps, Jib Creek will then fade away for the season. Jib Creek, as you might have guessed, will consist of mostly jib features.

Summit East

With Central Park up churning out plenty of air time, we’ll only be waiting for suitable snow depth to start building up a park at Summit East. The plan is to build mostly snow features on Cutoff and Creek Run, and possibly some other fun stuff. We plan to open the Summit East park once enough snow has piled up and plan to keep it open until Summit East closes for the season at the end of March.

Central Park and Greenhorn Acres will continue to be our core parks, open every day/night Summit Central is open.

Alpy Park

Following the closure of Summit East, the park crew will start building Alpy Park. The terrain park at Alpental was a huge hit last season, so naturally we want to continue the fun! We plan to run the Alpental park from early/mid-April to closing day. Alpy Park will be mostly snow features.

Changes in Central Park

As we shift to a more resort-wide terrain park offering, we will be reducing the acreage of Central Park as well. This winter we will not build features in Upper Central Park. That entire region will reopen to general skiing and snowboarding as well as Bonanza Face. Central Park will now start at the top of the lower park area (bottom of Bonanza Face, top of jump lines), with access points from both Golden Nugget and Alpine. Central Park will continue to offer a huge mix of creative jibs and jumps, it’ll now just be consolidated to the lower region. Incorporating rider feedback from our survey, quality over quantity will be the order of the day.

Changes in Greenhorn Acres

There aren’t many changes in store for Greenhorn Acres. We plan to continue to offer extra small and small jibs and jumps, plus a banked slalom or snake run. The total area roped off for Greenhorn Acres will be reduced a bit, offering more room for beginner skiers and snowboarders plus the new lower crossover from Summit West. However, we don’t anticipate a significant change in number of features or quality.

Summit Parks PEEPs Pass

With these new parks, not much changes in the way of the park pass. A PEEPs Pass will be required to access Central Park, as well as the parks at Summit West, Summit East, and Alpental. For more info or to renew your PEEPs Pass, click here.

A PEEPs Pass is not required for Greenhorn Acres.