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Park Report: November 2014
Our early-season park on Upper Sunday Punch is built out with 10 jibs and accessible from both the Locke Mountain Triple and Barker Mountain Express. We'll be rotating features and keeping this park open for a few more weeks until we open T72 over on North Peak, at which point we'll shift everything in that direction. Look for T72 to start the year with a jib garden at the base and a few medium sized features in the middle section until we start building out large features from the top down and moving the medium features next door to the 3D park. Early season parks always come down to snowmaking, and nobody makes more snow than we do. Plus, we added new HKD Park Guns top-to-bottom on T72 and 3D this year which means more snow, even earlier.
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About the Parks
T72 Home of The Dumont Cup.
Unveiled last season, T72 is Sunday River's newest terrain park-dedicated trail. The top section includes a rotation of medium to large jumps and features. The bottom offers a bevy of jibs. In between? Only the longest superpipe in the eastern part of the country: 18 feet high, 600 feet long.
During the trail's initial design phase, Sunday River worked with professional freeskier Simon Dumont and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a group best known for their work on Winter X Games courses, to choose the best location for T72. SPT pointed Sunday River to North Peak.
T72 is located between the Dream Maker and 3D trails and this year, Sunday River has made North Peak its parks mecca by expanding 3D and upgrading the snowmaking capabilities on both trails. T72 can be accessed with the high-speed North Peak Express and Chondola lifts. T72's jib park may also be accessed using the South Ridge Express. T72 is the home of The Dumont Cup, which will return to Sunday River March 27 and 28, 2015.
Halfpipe (T72) Big, ballsy, and the longest pipe in the East.
Sunday River's halfpipe has 18-foot walls and stretches for 600 feet, making it the longest pipe in the East. It's located in the central section of T72, on skier's right. It is accessible from Second Mile or Dream Maker and serviced by the North Peak Express and Chondola lifts.
Jib Park (T72) Rails, boxes, and the like. Pick your poison.
T72's Jib Park can be accessed from Second Mile, Dream Maker, and Ridge Run (from 3D) and is serviced by the North Peak Express and Chondola lifts. The variety of this jib garden is sure to please both skiers and riders.
3D Go forth and prosper with our progression park.
3D is a progression park with mid-sized features in the upper section and a collection of mid-sized jibs in the lower section. Located on North Peak, accessible by riding upper 3D or cutting across from T72.
This season, 3D is getting a bunch of new HKD Method Park snowguns to help cover its newly expanded terrain. 3D is doubling in size for 2014-15 and these new guns will allow us to build plenty of features to fill the new space, and faster than ever before.
Rocking Chair Boardercross in Barker Basin.
Barker Mountain's Rocking Chair makes a triumphant return this season with a brand new layout, complete with boardercross features. It is accessible via the Barker Mountain Express and Locke Mountain Triple lifts.
Who-Ville Who said a beginner park could only be enjoyed by beginners?
Who-Ville is designed as a fun park geared toward children and families, complete with super small jump lines, beginner boxes & rails, banked turns, and more rolls than your local bakery. Who-Ville is located on South Ridge and is serviced by the Chondola, the South Ridge Express, and the North Peak Express lifts. Lights line the trail making it available for night skiing.