New Jib Pipe Opens in Squaw's Terrain Park
Squaw Valley unveils innovative terrain park feature
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] February 17, 2012 - This February, Squaw Valley unveiled the resort's newest terrain park feature - a jib pipe. The unique jib pipe is a hybrid feature, consisting of a banked half-pipe with a variety of rails and boxes.
The jib pipe is unique in that riders of any level can enjoy it. Each rider can create their own line through the pipe - separate from anyone else’s line, rather than the set method of riding a traditional half-pipe. The feedback on Squaw’s newest feature has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Parks have to get creative to keep the fun level high,” said Romi Kristl, sponsored snowboarder. “The jib pipe at Squaw has really captured all aspects of new and innovative park riding.”
Standing 10 to 14 feet tall and 400 feet long, Squaw’s new jib pipe was a collaboration of Squaw’s terrain park crew and Snow Park Technologies (SPT). With a resume including the ESPN Winter X-Games, Dew Tour and signature Red Bull events, SPT signed on with Squaw Valley this past fall to improve all facets of the resort’s terrain park program. To create the jib pipe, Squaw’s park crew brainstormed the features, collaborated with SPT to draw up the plans, and executed the build.
The jib pipe is a feature that has often been attempted in other terrain parks, without much success,” said Mike Bettera, SPT's director of operations, parks. “Squaw’s jib pipe is definitely the most successful and creative execution of the combination jib and half-pipe concept that I’ve ever seen.”
Between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the two resorts are currently offering 54 features across 6 terrain parks and the jib pipe - all accessible on one lift ticket or season pass. Both resorts will be opening even more features in the days and weeks to come.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.
For great winter ski and lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com.
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