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March 6, 2020

Pretty mellow week in the parks as far as building and riding. Had to pull the Pistole shotgun rail because it was melting out and leaning so we’ll put something in its place early next week. Been filling in the melt and enjoying a little sunshine. Something I noticed this week to be aware of is how drifts form in the Rider X when the wind blows. Except for Saturday and Sunday mornings, the parks get groomed on the night shift, not the morning shift, so whatever gets blown in after midnight will be there in the morning. As with any park feature, it’s a good idea to take a run through to check conditions. Looks like we might get a little snow tonight and tomorrow to soften things up a bit. Two weeks until Stomp Games, we’ll start building the banked slalom a week from Tuesday. In the meantime, have a great weekend, hopefully we see a little snow or sun, or both.

The Park Crew

February 28, 2020

We’ve been busy in the parks just in time for some sunny spring weather it looks like, at least for a day. In Stomping Grounds, we’ve rebuilt jump 4 and the rainbow rail at the bottom. We’ve also set a longer tower feature by the bottom shack and put a deck on the down-bar so that you have the option of hitting it as an urban or disastering it. In South Park, we’ve rebuilt both jumps and added a conical jib feature above the small fuel tank. Cole’s been continuing to make some minor adjustments to the Rider X as well. Be aware that when we get into these melt-freeze cycles, things might not be as smooth first thing in the morning as we’re used to. Take it slow and check stuff out, and as always, check stuff out before hitting it because it’s always changing whether we change it, or it’s just from weather and usage. Please don’t hit closed takeoffs, it leaves ruts when it’s soft, then they freeze up overnight. We have Stomp Games coming up in a few weeks so we’ll be working on a new banked slalom course for that, and we also plan to build up Chair 2 Mound for the last month of the season. Two more weekends of night skiing, get it while the gettin’s good! Looking forward to the last six weeks with hopefully some fun spring conditions, and maybe another powder day or two, who knows? Have a fun and safe weekend.

The Park Crew


February 14, 2020

I must say, it was kind of nice having a few days where our corduroy was still visible the next morning, but I’m ready for some new snow to soften things up again and to give us some snow to work with that isn’t the remnants of our ice age of a week ago. We did do a few things in the parks this week. Cole added some pizazz to the banked slalom in the way of rollers and doubles so keep your eyes open for those, and we set up a new down bar and a long long spine with a corrugated culvert on top in the Stomping Grounds. Jump 1 in the Stomping Grounds was also rebuilt. It’s going to be a busy weekend, and it looks like potentially a lot of snow Saturday and Saturday night, so remember to go slow around other skiers and watch out for the other guy. Have a fun and safe holiday.

The Park Crew


January 31, 2020

Man things change quickly! Yesterday was a great park day, and today,  not so much. We got a lot done this week while the conditions were good. In Stomping Grounds, we rebuilt jumps 2 and 3, set up the Pistole shotgun rail on a flat spine, put up a double fuel tank combo feature above the park shack, and reset the elbow at the top of the right rail line. In SouthPark, we reset the two boxes, and between the parks last night, we started working on a banked slalom course. Right now, it can be accessed from the Stomping Grounds gate and it is right below the ropeline, next week we’ll put up a separate entrance just past the Stomping Grounds gate. Hopefully this weather passes without hurting our features too bad. We’ll get open what we’re able to over the next couple of days; it depends on how stuff grooms out and freezes up once it does, and if we’ll get some snow on top to blend in. Basically we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, but we’ll be quick to get it back to good so hang with us. Hopefully you’ve hit some of the good days over the past week, and we’ll deal with whatever gets thrown at us over the weekend.

The Park Crew


January 24, 2020

All good things must come to an end! Hope you all got some fun powder laps in over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been enjoying building with good snow. Luckily we got some stuff built before the weather turned including a fuel tank jib in SouthPark, a large fourth jump in Stomping Grounds, as well as a t-bar combo feature in the right rail line. We also rebuilt the first jump in the big line. Planning to rebuild jumps 2 and 3 this upcoming week since they’ve flattened out quite a bit with all the snow we got, and hopefully start on our banked slalom between the Stomping Grounds and SouthPark. We also rebuilt the Terrain Garden on Wednesday night. The warm weather halted our plans we had last night but we’ll be back on it starting Sunday night. We’ll see what happens with conditions today as it cools down to see what we can open and what we’ll need to wait for tomorrow for. If it has a bamboo X on the takeoff, please do not hit the takeoff. Thank you. Have a fun, soggy day, and look forward to it all changing back to snow as the day progresses.

The Park Crew


January 17, 2020

Thank your friendly Park Ranger for all the digging they’ve done over the past two weeks. 7 feet of snow and the features look like nothing happened. Besides cleaning all the new snow out, we were able to get some new stuff set up. In SouthPark we set up a C-Box and kind of a bread loaf spine. In Stomping Grounds, we have the wallride and a step up to short t-bar tower, and at the exit of the parks, we set up the shotgun rainbow. Should be a busy weekend, and it looks like more snow tomorrow. We are requiring park passes for the Stomping Grounds at this time, so please get online and take your test if you want to ride the Stomping Grounds. We’ve been pushing the excess snow into the fourth large jump mound, so we’ll plan on having a takeoff on that next Wednesday as well as some more jib features. With any luck, we’ll get a banked slalom set up between the parks next week as well, but it depends on what all we need to rebuild. Hope you’ve been enjoying the best storm we’ve seen in a long time along with a couple of sunny days. Have a safe weekend, watch out for others, should be a pretty busy holiday.

The Park Crew


January 10, 2020

What a difference a little snow makes. Jumps! We have jumps! Big ones, little ones, medium ones; so for everyone that thought we just didn’t want to build jumps, we really just didn’t have enough snow before. In Stomping Grounds, we’ve put together a large three jump line as well as a double mound at the bottom. In Southpark we have two medium jumps, a slight down box, a flat-down box, and an urban down box. We’ll focus on getting more jib features up next week and get a fourth large jump going before too long. Also looking to get a banked slalom course built between the parks so stay tuned. Looks like more snow in the forecast over the next few days, we’ll get stuff cleared off as quickly as possible as always. Park passes are required in the Stomping Grounds now, so if you haven’t picked that up, the easiest way is to go to the park page at Schweitzer.com, or you can always visit your friendly Park Rangers at the park shack. Be sure to check everything out before hitting it, and have a fun and safe weekend.

The Park Crew

January 3, 2020

We’ve had two full nights to push snow and it’s stacking up pretty quickly. Planning on pushing a couple more nights on jump mounds In Stomping Grounds to get a couple large jumps built by the middle of next week. Also planning on building SouthPark next week. We added a big tube and a side kink rail to the rail line on the right side of Stomping Grounds, and replaced the second box in the Terrain Garden with two small jumps. Hopefully we keep getting these little storms, every little bit helps. We still have a pretty minimal snow depth in the parks but it’s dense so we’ll be able to get a lot built by the end of next week. We’ll start requiring park passes in the Stomping Grounds this week but we’ll have SouthPark as an option if that’s not your cup of tea. Hope everybody had a great holiday; we’re looking forward to finally getting our parks built up. Thanks for all your patience, it’s been a wacky couple of weeks with all the rain and not much snow; but 2020 is a new year and I’m ready for the parade of snowstorms that I was promised.

Dan and the Park Crew

December 14, 2019

Not quite the storm we were hoping for but still enough to help a lot. We set up a couple of boxes in the Terrain Garden last night and were able to groom Gypsy and SouthPark. We’ll start to move some snow around Sunday night and get some new features up in Stomping Grounds and possibly SouthPark early next week. It’s still pretty thin, we’re a ways off from grooming down the top of the park or getting any substantial mounds built, but we’ll get some more options set up this week. The snow’s been really fun, and the cold temps this week should keep it around. Beware hidden obstacles and take it slow, there are a lot of creeks etc. that can sneak up on you. Have a great weekend!

The Park Crew


December 13, 2019

Not quite the storm we were hoping for but still enough to help a lot. We set up a couple of boxes in the Terrain Garden last night and were able to groom Gypsy and SouthPark. We’ll start to move some snow around Sunday night and get some new features up in Stomping Grounds and possibly SouthPark early next week. It’s still pretty thin, we’re a ways off from grooming down the top of the park or getting any substantial mounds built, but we’ll get some more options set up this week. The snow’s been really fun, and the cold temps this week should keep it around. Beware hidden obstacles and take it slow, there are a lot of creeks etc. that can sneak up on you. Have a great weekend!

The Park Crew


December 11, 2019

Good news! We were able to set up five tower features in a row in Stomping Grounds last night and groom from the bottom of the Steep and Deep down. Be Park Smart and enjoy!


December 6, 2019

You’ve probably noticed that we haven’t been able to set any features up yet in the parks. While it seems obvious that there is a lack of snow, kind of like when I’m asked what we do with the jumps in the summer time, I’ll take a minute to explain. The snow that the jumps are made out of melts in the summer time. And I need about a foot and a half of natural snow to drive a snowcat in our parks. In the past, we’ve been able to make enough snow, and got enough help from mother nature to set up a few things outside of the parks for opening. Last year we put five features on the stage near the top of Musical Chairs, and we’ve also built next to the bottom Nastar shack; unfortunately, this year the temperatures have been too warm to make enough snow in those spots to allow us to set any features up. Trust me, as soon as we can, we’ll be setting up some rails. We’re all chomping at the bit twiddling our thumbs just like you are. So whatever you can do to make it snow, give it a try. Sacrifice your favorite video game; abstain from social media for an hour; heck, you could even try reading a book to pass the time. If nothing else works, just go out and make some turns on Midway. This weekend looks kind of promising, and I’ll update as soon as we get something going.

The Park Crew