As previously reported here, Crystal Mountain will add some terrain features (along with a new gondola) for the 2010-11 ski season. Here’s a statement the ski area released today:
A new jib park will be open at Crystal Mountain this winter, in addition to the gondola that is currently under construction.
The Sasquatch Jib Park will contain over 30 rails, boxes and other fun features- like culverts and oil drums- to spin, grind and glide on. The features’ difficulty levels range from beginning to advanced.
Washington native Josh-Paul Sokolowski is leading the design, installation and management of the park, bringing experience from terrain parks in Park City, Utah and New Zealand. Sokolowski, who first worked at Crystal as a teenager, used to write letters to Crystal’s ownership asking for a park.
“To be back at my home mountain building a completely new and fresh park is literally a childhood dream come true,” said Sokolowski.
The park will take up nearly all of Mr. Magoo, a run that flows directly underneath the Forest Queen chairlift. It is will open this winter, along with the new gondola.
“We’ve always been known for our natural and challenging terrain, and for our size of course. But we felt something was lacking. So in an effort to make Crystal even more diverse and appeal to a younger demographic we decided it was time to build a park,” said Tiana Enger, Marketing Director for Crystal Mountain.
To get more information, view the jib park layout or find out about the logo design contest visit: http://www.skicrystal.com/News/993/Introducing-the-Sasquatch-Jib-Park-and-the-guy-behind-it